For some design inspiration and part of MJH's cpd programme, we visited Patrick Gwyne's modernist masterpiece in Esher. The house is one of the UK's best examples of modernist architecture and was inspired by Le Corbuiser and Mies Van Der Rohe. Homewood uses many of the design principles of modernism that are still relevant today. The house is built on stilts (pilotis) to allow for parking below and the landscaping has been designed in harmony with the house to create a unified design. The property is owned by the National Trust and is well worth a visit if you are a member or interested in modernism architecture. The house is open from April to October by pre-booked visits.