Have you ever wanted to know more about Sydney’s built environment by actually going inside the houses and public spaces otherwise closed to the public? The opportunity is now here at Sydney Open which runs over the weekend of 6 & 7 November 2010.

An exciting line up of Sydney’s most exclusive addresses was revealed today at the launch of Sydney Open held at the Moebius House, the home of architect Tony Owen, which he designed using the same modelling software used to create James Cameron’s Avatar film. This amazing house is just one of the highlights on the event program.

Inspired by similar events in London, New York and Toronto, Sydney Open is coordinated by the Historic Houses Trust (HHT) to showcase the best that the beautiful city of Sydney has to offer on Australia’s architectural stage.

Tony Owen and Kerry Sackville at the Meobius House

Kate Clark, director of HHT said that Sydney Open unlocks the doors to some of Sydney’s newest buildings as well as much loved heritage sites and stunning private addresses. “Sydney open gives you the chance to see the latest in award-winning architecture, underground, tunnels, towers, roof gardens and stunning penthouses with fabulous Sydney views. This year we’re also focussing on lesser-known areas of Sydney, inviting people to be cruious about their own city and to poop into unfamiliar, new urban areas and laneways.”

This is the eight time the HHT has run the bi-annual Sydney Open, which unites architects, interior designers and more than 400 enthusiastic volunteers who come together to make Sydney Open such an exciting event.

The Moebius House is one of 18 exclusive Focus Tour sites on offer including underground Tank Stream tours as well as the Sulman-Award-winning Jack House in Wahroonga or the three level waterfrot Spencer House in Mosman embedded into the side of a hill.

For more information visit www.hht.net.au/sydneyopen