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

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Entry

Adult  | $15 
Concession  | $12 
Family  | $38 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

*2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

Address

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076

Phone

+612 9989 8020
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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

Young woman dressed up in Fifties attire stares at the camera

 

Who’s that girl? Thursday 2 July 2015

Man wearing sunglasses sitting in a red Cadillac.

 

Talking all things 50sThursday 18 June 2015

Two women smiling at each other over open cutlery display drawers.

Display

Rose Seidler collection displayFriday 24 April 2015

New online

Rocco Fazzari draws for SLMTuesday 16 December 2014

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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.