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One architect's vision of the future
This extraordinary early 20th-century country villa is a masterpiece of Modernist design, in the midst of a picturesque woodland garden not far from Esher in Surrey. It was designed by the architect Patrick Gwynne for his family - his father, mother, sister and himself - and completed in the early summer of 1938. Gwynne lived in the house for the rest of his life, continuing to keep the building fashionably up-to-date until his death in 2003. His friend, the architect Sir Denys Lasdun, observed that The Homewood was 'the great love of Patrick's life'.
Please note: As The Homewood is administered by a tenant, visits are only possible as part of a pre-booked guided tour. We run tours on alternate Fridays and Saturdays between April and October, departing via minibus from nearby Claremont Landscape Garden. Space is limited and tours are popular, so to book your space please phone 01372 476424 or email us.
Garden open day
Wed 8 Oct, 10.30am-3.30pm
See the garden in its full autumnal splendour. Access via minibus from Claremont only.
- National Trust members £2, non members £6
- No advance booking required