Built / Designed For: Julian Sturgis
House & Family History: The Greyfriars Estate was established in 1896 by the American playwright Julian Sturgis, who commissioned the leading Arts and Crafts architect, C.F.A. Voysey, to build a mansion house for a spectacular setting in the Surrey Hills (twenty sheets of Voysey's detailed drawings are now in the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London).
Comments: Greyfriars is frequently cited as Voysey's masterpiece.
Title: Great Drawings from the Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Author: Harris, John; Lever, Jill; Richardson, Margaret
Year Published: NA
Reference: pg. 119
Publisher: London: Trefoil Books
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Seat of: Barrie Heptonstall
Past Seat of: Julian Sturgis, late 19th-early 20th centuries; Sir Mark Beresford Russell Grant-Sturgis, 20th century. Lyle family. Robert Turner.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home