Rose Seidler
House

Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’ in 1950. Surrounded by bushland with panoramic views of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the house is still one of the finest examples of mid 20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia.

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

Next open Sunday 21 August

10am–4pm

Entry

Free entry

Address

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076

Phone

+612 9989 8020
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: Houses & Interiors
This two book set serves as a tribute to the residential works of architect Harry Seidler
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
Expanded Architecture: Temporal Spatial Practices
Showing current artistic perspectives on Bauhaus ideas and its advocates

 

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Summer 2022 opening hoursMonday 6 December 2021

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Reflections on IdentityThursday 4 February 2021

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Year in review: 2020Wednesday 3 February 2021

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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.