Rose Seidler House
View of the kitchen, Rose Seidler House. Photo © Nicolas Watt for Sydney Living Museums RSH13_0018

Next Open Sunday 25 June

 
10AM - 4PM

Entry

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

Address

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076

Phone

+612 9989 8020
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‘When [the] house was finished, people used to come in … people were four deep. My mother had to leave the house sometimes on the weekend, because they were all standing around the windows you know, trying to see this incredible contraption’ (architect Harry Seidler, 2003)

View of mural taken on sun deck showing primary colour scheme within a bold black pattern. Sun deck and mural, Rose Seidler House.

When completed in 1950, Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’. Designed by the young Harry Seidler for his parents Rose and Max, the house overturned almost every convention of suburban home design. It was in fact the promise of designing a house for his mother that brought Harry to Australia, and its success helped launch his Australian and soon after international career. The radical design both inside and out integrated architecture, art and technology in a bold and optimistic vision for a new way of living. Today, still surrounded by bushland with panoramic views of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the house is one of the finest examples of mid 20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia, and its furniture and fittings form one of the most complete and intact post World War II design collections in public ownership.

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Videos

Online shop

Harry Seidler - Modernist DVD
The first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler’s architectural legacy.
A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler
The compelling story of a brilliant and controversial architect's extraordinary life.
Harry Seidler: LifeWork
A complete overview of this award-winning architect’s body of work.
SALE: Harry Seidler: Modernist DVD & Harry Seidler LifeWork
A special Harry Seidler bundle offer, available for a limited time only, while stocks last.

 

The Latest At Rose Seidler House

Large group of people with picnic rugs on sloping lawn with house in background.

Rose Seidler House

Fifties Fair rests for a new Modernist SeasonFriday 26 May 2017

This year, Fifties Fair will rest for the launch of our new program A Modernist Season, offering a broader experience of mid-20th century architecture and design as an important part of Sydney’s heritage.

Colourful modernist mural on wall of house.

Media release

Announcing A Modernist seasonFriday 26 May 2017

Two children in old-fashioned kitchen using implements in front of window.

Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

Handpainted image of wildflowers - red and purple.

Christmas

Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

Two girls feed a chicken while a young boy runs in the background.

School holidays

Family Friendly Tours of our house museumsThursday 27 August 2015

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Rose Seidler House is part of the international ICONIC HOUSES network which connects architecturally significant houses from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museum. The network also focuses on conservation, management, policy and cooperation.