Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Iconic Architecture

Berman House - coolboom

I was so totally absorbed in research for my latest assignment that I almost forgot to add a post! Thought all you budding interior designers and architecture buffs would love a peek at a couple of Harry Seidler's iconic designs. Some of you will already know Harry Seidler's amazing work, for those of you who don't the first house is known as Berman House, completed in 1999 this house is absolutely breathtaking and appears to float over the landscape - the interior is typical Seidler style showing raw concrete, exposed stonework, and open plan split-level flowing spaces. The second house, built in 1967, is one of his most famous - Harry & Penelope Seidler House - in Killara, the interior shot (altho' hard to see) shows a space that could have been designed last year with its open staircase, high ceilings, and exposed stonework. This house that Harry (1923 -2006) built for his family is one of my absolute favourites. If you want more information about this legendary architect visit Harry Seidler & Associates.

Now to the dream - My husband and I hope to build a 'Seidler inpired' house of our own in the not too distant future (we were lucky enough to purchase in our dream location last year and it currently has a 'not-so-Harry' style of home on the block) ..... who knows, maybe I will be able to blog about our build when we are able to put our plans into action.

Harry & Penelope Seidler House - nsw govt website

Interior Harry & Penelope Seidler House - nsw govt website


  1. Oo, please do. How wonderful to build a modernist inspired home. I have a few friends wo have bought modernist homes in Brisbane and are restoring them. They are gorgeous.

  2. Well hello there fellow Kiwi, so nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :o)
    I'm with Anita (brismod) please do blog about your future build!!!

  3. Hi, I couldn't find your email. So I thought this would be a good place to leave this message. I too studied Interior Design and thought you would be interested in this
    It is the most amazing apartment. And the woman who designed it is so inspiring. I worked for her for a little while a few years ago. The apartment was designed for Mark Chapman (he wrote Tina Turners "Simply the Best").

  4. You have been busy haven't you? It's all looking so good. Looking forward to hearing about more.


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