This 1952 house by architect Harry Seidler, AC OBE is part of the important collection of early houses by one of Australia’s great architects. Research indicates Thurlow House as being number sixteen of eighteen houses completed by Harry Seidler within the first five years of his coming to Australia.
Built on a waterfront site sloping down to the Georges River, in Sydney’s south, its split-level interior offers soaring voids, textural stone and timber-lined walls, and a seamless connection from inside to a deep covered verandah overlooking the river. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a study and bathroom, all looking out to the river. On the lower level is a spacious living area, dining room and kitchen, all connecting to the covered balcony. Off the kitchen is a laundry opening to a north-facing drying courtyard and garden. While in mostly original condition, the house is in need of some repair, but offers ‘design hunters’ a rare opportunity to rejuvenate a brilliant Modernist house on the waterfront.
[extract from Modern House ]
The house was originally listed on Gumtree: see article on Modernist Australia “Iconic Thurlow House by Harry Seidler for sale on Gumtree!”