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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Digitising the Rose Seidler House Collection

Over the past week, our Collection Digitisation Team has been facilitating an in-situ photoshoot at Rose Seidler House

Stories

Rose Seidler (left) and Bea Evans seated in the living room, Rose Seidler House

Conserving Harry Seidler’s sofa 

A sofa Harry Seidler designed for Rose Seidler House was conserved and reupholstered, and the process revealed some unexpected findings

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Cook & Curator

Translating tastes: the Rose Seidler recipe collection

Recently translated from the original German, recipes kept by Rose Seidler provide valuable insight into her culinary heritage and Austrian identity

Page from photograph album: Julian Rose house, 67 Clissold Road Turramurra, 1952-1956 : designed by Harry Seidler 1949/1950

The Julian Rose house

A family photo album donated to the Caroline Simpson Library, documents the construction of an architectural icon – the Julian Rose house, designed by architect Harry Seidler in 1951

Annual Giving 2023–24: engaging with history

Supporting children to discover history

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Iconic houses

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.