Next open Sunday 22 July

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.

Find out More About Rose Seidler House

 

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.
The Other Moderns: Sydney's forgotten European design legacy
Pre-order your copy today, delivery September 2017

 

The latest at Rose Seidler House

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School holidays

Winter School Holidays 2018: opening hoursTuesday 12 June 2018

To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

Entrance to Harry & Penelope Seidler House, Killara NSW

Rose Seidler House

Penelope Seidler One On One With Stephen Todd: HabitusThursday 10 May 2018

A child of the left wing intelligentsia, Penelope Seidler was never just the wife of one of Australia’s most notable architects. Habitus Living visits her at the home she and Harry designed.

Child feeding animal over wooden fence.

School holidays

Autumn School Holidays 2018: opening hoursMonday 19 March 2018

Woman in gardening gear talking to two kids in garden setting.

School holidays

Summer school holiday opening hoursWednesday 6 December 2017

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Rose Seidler House

Fifties Fair rests for a new Modernist SeasonFriday 26 May 2017

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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.