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Scottish House by Edwin Lutyens : Ferry Inn, Rosneath

Ferry Inn Rosneath, by Helensburgh, Scotland

Edwin Lutyens House

The house was put up for sale in late 2004 by FPD Savills

Category A Listed House

Strictly Private

Ferry Inn, Rosneath

Location: edge of Gare Loch

Built: 1896/97 for Princess Louise, later Duchess of Argyll

Edwin Lutyens extended the original Ferry Inn that dated from around 1800. Edwin was only 27 when he started the project. The original Inn was later demolished. The house is in the Arts & Crafts style and has three rather different elevations.

Edwin Lutyens




Lutyens only designed two houses in Scotland: the other is Grey Walls, which now forms a hotel, in Gullane.

Buildings in the general area:
Hill House by Rennie Mackintosh
Lomond Shores Balloch

In 1885 Lutyens became a student at the Kensington School of Art but did not last the course. He joined the office of Ernest George and Peto where he made friends with chief assistant Herbert Baker; he was later to collaborate with him in the building of New Delhi.

He started work as an architect in 1889 and married in 1897. Sir Edwin Lutyens died in 1944.

Lutyens made his name designing English country houses in the arts & crafts style, working with garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

Glasgow Buildings

Key Lutyens Buildings / Works

Lindisfarne Castle remodelling
Castle Drogo
Munstead Wood – Gertrude Jekyll’s home
Cenotaph, Whitehall, London
Thiepval Arch, Somme, France
Viceroy’s House, (Rastrapati Bhavan), New Delhi, India
British Embassy, Washington
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Crypt, Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool




Edwin Lutyens house : Grey Walls Hotel, Scotland

House for an Art Lover
House for an Art Lover
photo © Adrian Welch

Sir Edwin Lutyens’ home, Goddards, is looked after by the Landmark Trust, ie you can stay there

MacCalman House
MacCalman House
photo : Andrew Lee

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