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Red House - National Trust

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Exterior view of Red House, Bexleyheath, London

© National Trust Images/John Millar

    • Commissioned by William Morris in 1859 and designed by Philip Webb, Red House is of enormous international significance in the history of domestic architecture and garden design. The unique building is constructed of warm red brick, under a steep red-tiled roof, with an emphasis on natural materials and a strong Gothic influence. The garden was designed to "clothe" the house with a series of sub-divided areas which still clearly exist today. Inside, the house retains many of the original features and fixed items of furniture designed by Morris and Webb, as well as wall paintings and stained glass by Rossetti and Burne-Jones. Originally surrounded by orchards and countryside, Red House, is now an oasis in the midst of suburbia.
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