Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rose Seidler House

While we were at the Fifties Fair the hubby and I had a snoop around Rose Seidler House. As it was so busy in the house itself we did consider coming back another day just to view the house but I have to say I'm glad we didn't come back and pay entrance fee as I found the house a little disappointing.

I have to say coming from the UK where there are thousands or years of history, calling a house that is 50 years old 'historic' seems a little absurd. Especially if you con consider the fact that we lived in a house that was 400 years old! So you can see that it may be hard for us to properly judge the house on its merits.

That being said the house is a great example of 1950s architecture and it sit beautifully in its surroundings. It is the kind of house I would love to live in.
Rose Seidler House was built by Harry Seidler in 1948 - 50 for his parents Rose and Max who lived there until 1967. However he banned their Viennese furniture from the house in favour of modern, minimal pieces from designers such as Eames, Saarinen and Hardoy. Harry fitted out the house with all modern appliances such as the fabulous Mixmaster.
The House won the Sulman Medal in 1952 and remains one of the purest examples of mid-century modern domestic architecture in Australia.

For more information on Rose Seidler House check out the Historic Houses website here. Rose Seidler house is open for viewing Sundays 10am - 5pm. Tickets are $8.

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