Join architectural conservation consultant Jyoti Somerville as she shares her experience of conserving and living in the J Tuck House, her home since January 2001.

Jyoti will share stories about the origins of this small modern house and some of the challenges faced in its conservation. Visitors will have the opportunity to see original photos of the house by Max Dupain, as well as copies of Seidler’s original plans.

About the building
The Tuck House was built in the centre of Sydney’s leafy north shore in the early 1950s as an example of good modern design for people ‘of modest means’. Small and compact in overall size, but visually enlarged by extensive views of the garden and bushland, the open-plan layout remains as ‘modern’ and practical in the 21st century as it did over 60 years ago.

Design/Completion: 1952, Harry Seidler

Tour leader: Jyoti Somerville, architectural conservation consultant and current owner of the J Tuck House

Additional information

  • Photographs may be taken only of the building’s exterior
  • Not wheelchair accessible (there are more than 60 stairs up to the house)

Exact location to be confirmed at time of booking

Bookings essential

General $40
Concession/Members $35

WHEN & WHERE

SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2014 12PM–12.45PM
SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2014 3PM–3.45PM

 

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