Members Hour: Rose Seidler House

Welcome to Members Hour at Rose Seidler House.

This is your chance to have this marvel of modernist architecture to yourself. Once the most talked about house in Sydney, it was designed by Harry Seidler for his parents, Rose and Max. The house remains one of the finest examples of mid-20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia.

The furniture and furnishings in Rose Seidler House are today arranged as Seidler originally designed them in 1950, and as used by his parents from 1950 to 1967. One of the conditions when the house was gifted to the Historic Houses Trust of NSW (now MHNSW), was that it be kept in ‘its present display‑furnished state with all furniture kept in a condition suitable for such display’.

Members will be treated to light refreshments while hearing stories about Rose’s tea sets and her German recipes.

Members Hour is an exclusive time dedicated to Museums of History NSW members at each of our historic houses, gardens and museums.

Bookings essential. A waiting list may be available.

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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
  • Sunday 24 March 9am–10am
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Deck and Harry Seidler mural at Rose Seidler House.

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

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An environment for living: Rose Seidler House

From the curtains to the coffee table and the cutlery, every object and fitting in the house Harry Seidler designed for his parents was of a functional and flexible design that reflected the modern lifestyle

Painting of rectangular modernist house with white ramp on righthand side in bushland setting.

From the collection: Rose Seidler House artwork

The Rose Seidler House, Christopher Zanko, 2020, acrylic on wood relief carving. Sydney Living Museums

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