History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Gwynne (1913 – 2003) was perhaps the best known British exponent of Modernist ideals, and The Homewood was his most successful and influential design. The house was designed in 1938 for Gwynne's parents, on an 8-acre site in Esher, Surrey.
His design for The Homewood emphasized Modernist ideas of flat surfaces, extensive use of man-made materials, and lack of ornamentation. When Gwynne died in 2003 he left The Homewood to the National Trust so that it could be preserved for future generations to visit.
Please note: Though owned by the National Trust, The Homewood is tenanted and can only be visited via a minibus from Claremont Landscape Garden. See the National Trust website for details.
About The Homewood
Address: Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, England, KT10 9JL
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Access is via minibus from Claremont Landscape Garden only. Claremont is on the east side of the A307 Portsmouth Road, reached off the A3 and M25.
Website: The Homewood
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Howard, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Claremont Landscape Garden - 0.6 miles (Garden)
Esher, St George's Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Painshill Park - 1.9 miles (Garden)
Wisley Garden - 4.4 miles (Garden)
Hampton Court Palace - 4.4 miles (Historic House)
Bushy Park - 4.8 miles (Garden)
Polesden Lacey - 6.3 miles (Historic House)
Strawberry Hill House - 6.5 miles (Historic House)
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