Graphite & Grits: Edwin Luytens’ House, Goddards
Hosted by the Southeast Chapter
As we continue our survey of the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens, this week we visit Goddards, designed for Frederick Mirrielees in 1898-1900. Designed in Lutyens' Surrey traditional style, it shows his mastery of local materials - stone, brick, roughcast and oak, and it is considered one of his most important early houses. The influence of Gertrude Jekyll, and her enthusiasm for the local vernacular architecture, which she shared with Lutyens, can be strongly felt at Goddards, where she planted the courtyard garden.
Lutyens' commission was to build a holiday rest home for `ladies of small means,’ typically nurses and care givers. The original plan, Lutyens' first to be symmetrical, comprised of a Common Room, including a skittles alley, (bowling alley), two wings of bedrooms on each side, but no bathrooms or heating, as it was intended for summer use only. In 1910 Mirrielees, commissioned Lutyens to alter Goddards and turn it into a family house for his son. Lutyens extended both wings to make a Dining Room and a Library, the Common Room became the Drawing Room, and two master bedrooms were provided on the first floor, together with bathrooms, central heating and electric light.
Goddards was given to the Lutyens Trust in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Hall, in memory of their architect son, Lee Heath Hall. In 1995 the house was handed to the Landmark Trust on a long lease, keeping the Library as their headquarters. Source: The Landmark Trust
Reference images will be provided each Wednesday for the selected building. Sketch during the week or over the weekend.
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