a few years ago i remember that the national trust had to close the modernist house, High Cross House in devon, due to lack of visitors – its sad that some unique buildings are not able to sustain their upkeep and therefore wont be open to the public. i am not a national trust member, but it does seem to be a worthwhile cause and there are so many properties to visit around the country. it would make a great gift for that person who has everything.
homewood which is featured in some dramas and films is a national trust property and this will is on my list of things to do in the spring. the last trip that i did like this was to the Henry Moore gallery in Perry Green. it was so peaceful and pleasurable walking around the grounds seeing all the sculptures and Moore’s workshops.
other interesting buildings to see are the erno goldfinger house in hampstead and the literary carlyle’s house and sutton house – so maybe its time to plan a daytrip and help support the maintenance of these wonderful buildings. openhouse is also an annual event that allows you to see the inside of buildings that are not normally open to the public – its maybe worth signing up now, so that you can see which ones interest you.
if you are looking to move and just want a modern house, then this is the perfect website – the modern house estate agents – it also allows you to peep at other houses and get lots of style ideas!