Rose Seidler House

A new way of living

When completed in 1950, Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’; today it’s an architectural icon. Designed by the young Harry Seidler for his parents Rose and Max, the house overturned almost every convention of suburban home design to create a bold and optimistic vision for a new way of living. The house today remains 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 post World War II design collections in public ownership.

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Deck, Rose Seidler House, April 2011

A new way of living

Once word spread about the newly built Rose Seidler House in 1950, it was the ‘most talked about house in Sydney’. Seventy years on, it's impossible to deny the strength and daring of Seidler's vision

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076. Phone +61 2 9989 8020

Rose Seidler House

71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076. Phone +61 2 9989 8020Plan your visit

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Rose Seidler House

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.