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