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Rose Seidler House

71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga, Hornsby, New South Wales 2076, Australia
+61 2 9989 8020
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NOT MY CUP OF TEA

If you like clashing colours and really uncomfortable furniture, this is the place for you. It is a... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
jenni4711
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Sydney, Australia
A nice place for a family day out on a Sunday

This lovely home is located in a bushland site at 71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga. The architect, Harry... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Sue061114
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Sydney
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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 domestic architecture in Australia. Open Sundays only, we encourage visitors to explore the house on their own, with our friendly guides on hand to provide information or help if needed. Please note that due to the fragility of the interior, you will be asked to remove your shoes when entering the house so remember to wear your best socks!
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71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga, Hornsby, New South Wales 2076, Australia
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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Famous home and easy to take it in just by a drive by. In fact that is what we have always done- a drive by. Well known and admired in the area.

Thank Gunner do
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This historic house is a stunning representation of a 1950s house. I have visited several times, especially during the wonderful yearly Fifties Fair. The architecture and interior design of Rose Seidler House are a joy to behold and every tiny feature has been faithfully preserved.

4  Thank AussieBushSally
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Such clever architecture. Hard to believe it was built in 1949 by Harry Seidler for his parents. Seidler designed every detail from the drop down ironing board to the artwork painted on the courtyard wall. So many of the features would sit comfortably in contemporary...More

3  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

On the road up towards Rose Seidler you will see regular homes, some old, some new 'MacMansions' etc but when you arrive at Rose Seidler, you are smacked in the teeth by the amazing design of this home. Built in the 50s for his mother,...More

2  Thank cityofdomes
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Loved the Retro feel of this house, went there a couple of years back and just loved it. The bushy surrounds also helps with the ambiance.

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Had my classic Citroen 2CV Charleston with display of Citroens for the 50's themed open day. Harry Seidler was a great Citroen fan. A piece of art and a house in a bushland setting

Thank citfancier
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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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