DiCamillo Companion

Red House

  • Built / Designed For: William Morris

    House & Family History: Red House is one of the most perfect examples of the early Arts & Crafts style. The House retains many of its original features, including furniture designed by Philip Webb and William Morris, as well as wall paintings and stained glass by Rossetti and Burne-Jones. Red House was purchased by the National Trust in 2003 and opened to the public in the summer of 2003.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The garden was originally designed to surround and clothe the House with a series of sub-divided areas, all of which exist today.

  • Architect: Philip Webb

    Date: 1858-60
    Designed: House for William Morris

    View all houses
  • Country Life: CXXVII, 1382 plan, 1960.

  • Title: V&A Guide to Period Styles: 400 Years of British Art and Design, The
    Author: Jackson, Anna; Hinton, Morna
    Year Published: 2002
    Reference: pg. 164
    Publisher: London: V&A Publications
    ISBN: 0810965909
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Morris, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02083-036-359

    Email: red.house@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No