Hannes House tour

Seidler Focus Tours

Rarely open to the public, the Hannes house was designed by Harry Seidler during 1983–84. Led by architect Gil Willams from Seidler & Associates, this tour is a rare opportunity to learn about Harry’s meticulous attention to detail across every aspect of house design.

About the building
The narrow waterfront site on which the Hannes House is built faces north onto a branch of Sydney Harbour, giving it a tranquil view across moored yachts toward a public reserve and golf course on the opposite shore.

Due to the slope of the ground, the living areas of the house are arranged on three floors. The garage, entrance and main living room are on the central floor, with kitchen and dining and family rooms below, and all bedrooms above. A part-basement service floor contains a whirlpool and sauna, and is connected to an outdoor terrace with a pool.

The three storeys of the house are joined spatially by an open void, which allows views up and down from every level. A free-standing, circular, glass elevator adds drama.

Design/Completion: 1983–84

Merit Award, 1985

Tour leader: Gil Williams, Seidler & Associates

Additional information                 

  • Photographs may be taken only of the building’s exterior
  • The Hannes House is not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants must leave all bags with an SLM representative at the entrance to the house. You may also be required to remove your shoes if it is raining

Bookings essential

General $40
Concession/Members $35

When & Where

Saturday 15 November 2014 9AM–9.45AM  Sold out


Exact location to be confirmed at time of booking