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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
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.
Lutyens only designed two houses in Scotland: the other is Grey Walls, which now forms a hotel, in Gullane.
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.
Key Lutyens Buildings / Works
Lindisfarne Castle remodelling
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
photo © Adrian Welch
Sir Edwin Lutyens’ home, Goddards, is looked after by the Landmark Trust, ie you can stay there
photo : Andrew Lee
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