Patrick Gwynne (1913-2003) is one of the most important and remarkable British architect of the 20th Century. He was just 24 when he designed The Homewood in Esher for his parents in 1937. It is a masterpiece of Modernist design taking inspiration from Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye; it was a significant contribution to the Modernist movement in Britain in the 30s, and is now owned by the National Trust.
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. Similar style to Vista Point its well worth a visit. Gwynne designed the Villa for his family – his father, mother, sister and himself – and completed in the early summer of 1938.
Visit The Homewood
Littlehampton, West Sussex
Vista Point was designed as a summer house for Ken Monk, his Quantity Surveyor. Completed in 1970, it is designed to take full advantage of the fantastic sea-front site, with the principal rooms on the first floor to make the most of the sea views. Gwynne’s playful style, with its fondness for unusual materials and increasing interest in curves, was well suited to the design of a holiday home, but this is his only example.