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Architect Edwin Lutyens
Location Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England   map
Date 1901   timeline
Building Type house
Climate mild
Context rural
Notes Earl of Lytton House




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Section Drawing

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Upper Plan Drawing

Discussion Homewood Commentary

"In the planning, a slight swerve off axis allows Lutyens to arrange both the main room to the southeast and the staircase hall facing southwest so that each aligns with large but simply planned lawns. Desiring axiality overall and in the major rooms has the consequence that minor rooms and service corridors become contorted and awkward. It is no accident that corridors at Homewood exist only in the servant's quarter...of the plan, while the owners and their guests promenade from room to room. There is evidence that Lutyens was conscious of this, as the section at Homewood shows."

— David Dunster. Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century Volume 1: Houses 1900-1944. p5-6.

Sources on Homewood

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. drawings and diagrams, p72-73. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

David Dunster. Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century, Volume 1: Houses 1900-1944. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1985. ISBN 0-8478-0642-1. LC 85-42945. NA680.D86 1985v.1. discussion p5-6.

Lawrence Weaver. Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd., 1987. ISBN 0-902028-98-7. NA997.L8W4. f124, p65. photo of entrance front, f120, p64. photo of first floor corridor, f118, p65. photo of south-east front, f118, p63. photo of twin gables on south-west front, f117, p63.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.—



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