Curator-led tour of Rose Seidler House
Presented as part of the Ku-ring-gai Heritage Festival 2021
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To celebrate the inaugural Ku-ring-gai Heritage Festival, enjoy a tour of the iconic Rose Seidler House, plus a unique sneak peek (with Brian Seidler AM) at conservation works happening at the Julian Rose House. The tour offers a rare opportunity for a limited number of visitors to gain rich cultural insights into one of the finest examples of mid-20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia.
Rose Seidler House (1948–50) was the architect Harry Seidler’s first commission after his arrival in Australia in 1948 and its design overturned almost every convention of suburban house design. The house was built for his parents, Max and Rose, at the centre of a large bushland block on the upper slopes of the Ku-ring-gai valley. It was the first of three houses Harry designed for the site, which included the Marcus Seidler House (1951–53; now called the Donna and Brian Seidler House) and the Julian Rose House (1951, 1953–54). This form of communal housing, innovative for Sydney at the time, sought to reunite the Seidler family in postwar Australia. It remains with us today as an authentic representation of Harry’s early vision for Australian architecture.
Access to the Julian Rose House is courtesy of Donna and Brian Seidler.
Members enjoy a 20% discount on event tickets.