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Rose Seidler House

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Australian architectural gem

I had long wanted to visit this wonderful house and was not disappointed. Please note that it is... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Wendy Y
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Bullaburra
When a dream comes true.

At first glance, Alvar Aalto's buildings came to my mind, but having a second look, I noticed more... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
stinkwink
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Sydney, Australia
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When completed in 1950, Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’. 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...more
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71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga, Hornsby, New South Wales 2076, Australia
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

I had long wanted to visit this wonderful house and was not disappointed. Please note that it is only open on Sundays. It is a wonderful example of 1950's modernist architecture and was designed by the late Harry Seidler for his parents. The house's location...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 14 January 2019

At first glance, Alvar Aalto's buildings came to my mind, but having a second look, I noticed more differences than similarities. Probably because they worked roughly at the same time, and got similar influences. Maybe that we call contemporary architecture now is already different, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Plan ahead the time you need to get there and keep in mind it is only open on Sunday, but this is a must if you have an interest in modern architecture and how Seidler introduced it to Australia. The only little thing to improve...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Hard to be objective; architecture and any form of cultural interest is so objective and it's also hard to assess such design that was done decades ago to what we live with today. Personally didn't like the design or spacial context but understand it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing house in an amazing setting. Absolutely awesome for any modernism or architecture nerds. But the historic houses trust, or SLM as they are called now (sounds like a STD...) just ruin with all their nonsense.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

What aovely location and a cool designed house. A blend of industrial architecture with 50s and 60s styling inside. Bright colours juxtaposed against a more restrained palette. It is trip down memory lane if you are of a certain age. The setting is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

If you like clashing colours and really uncomfortable furniture, this is the place for you. It is a really historic house from the 1950's and gives you a good idea of the architecture of that time. The gardens were lovely but the house was very...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank jenni4711
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This lovely home is located in a bushland site at 71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga. The architect, Harry Seidler, designed it for his parents, even before he had ever set foot in Australia. So some of the space in the house probably catches too much of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

1950's set in wahronga... Lovely design for the day... Nice to spend 30 mins of your time in this quiet neighborhood.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I am not generally architecturally inclined but I found the Rose Seidler house to be fascinating, beautiful and very interesting to learn about.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Response from Sue061114 | Reviewed this property |
It's open on Sundays only, from 10am to 4pm. Admission: Adult | $12 Concession | $8 Family | $30 Members | Free of charge Children under 5 years | Free of charge Enjoy your visit!
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