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Address: The Homewood Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JL, England
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Grand Designs in Esher

We had a really interesting morning visiting The Homewood. Starting out from Claremont Landscape Gardens, we met The Homewood tenant and one of our guides, and we're taken by... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really interesting morning visiting The Homewood. Starting out from Claremont Landscape Gardens, we met The Homewood tenant and one of our guides, and we're taken by minibus to The Homewood. Designed by the very young architect Patrick Gwynne, this wonderful family home applies functional living with a massive amount of style. The garden is wonderful, seen in... More 

Thank Caterpillar307
Esher, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Although this is a National Trust property, it has very limited access. It used to be even worse, so although we've lived nearby for many years, it's only recently we got to visit. It's not just interesting in its own right as an early British example of Modernism, but the architect/owner produced a number of other fascinating buildings around the... More 

1 Thank SteverenX
Esher, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This property is owned by the National Trust and is only open on selected days during the year. Booking can be made at nearby Claremont Gardens. This is a fascinating property possibly best visited in early Autumn when the gardens look magnificent. If you've not visited this little gem then make sure you do soon!

Thank Becky G
Reading, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The second visit here and will not be our last! We were the last visit of the year and what a treat it was. Richard and Anne are fountains of knowledge - the best tour guides ever! The Homewood is stunning and we timed our visit perfectly to see the gardens in their Autumn glory (particularly the red acers). Cannot... More 

1 Thank Abssam
Fleet, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is an amazing building, designed by a 24 year old architect as his own family home, and years ahead of its time in concept and execution. Built in the Modernist style in 1938 it must have been a revelation to the local population. Its clean lines, uncluttered appearance both inside and out, its minimalist style, the simplicity of its... More 

1 Thank gericUk
Esher, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fine example of 1930s innovative house design tucked away in beautiful gardens. Original period furnishings well presented by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides.

Thank Liz W
Somerset, England.
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Not what people think of with the National Trust since its a 1930s example of an early modernist house. But what an example! Money was no object here and the rooms are lavishly furnished in iconic furniture and art from 30s to 70s. No flower garden here but a 20th century landscape park - you get a great view from... More 

1 Thank microbailey
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Like Orson Welles' masterpiece, Gwynne's first work is his best and for many of the same reasons. Because his parents were his clients, he didn't have to compromise like he would for commercial clients. Realize too that The Homewood doesn't look exactly like it did in 1938. Gwynne lived there all of his life and made continual changes especially to... More 

2 Thank Overresearched
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Modernist house designed by architect Patrick Gwynne for his parents. Design influenced by Le Corbusier National Trust property near Claremont Landscape Garden. You must book in advance to visit this property which is still occupied. The guided tour is excellent and lasts for about one hour. The gardens are extensive and carefully planned.Not to be missed.

Thank jennie g
Herts, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

It's hard to believe that this remarkable and beautiful property was designed by a young 24 year old architect eighty years ago - looks fresh and modern by today's standards. If you like modern architecture its definitely worth seeing - and even if you don't, give it a try. Its beautifully set in a carefully designed garden with stunning contrasts... More 

1 Thank JohnMiles101

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