Sandycombe Lodge is a Grade II* listed house at 40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. In the picturesque-cottage style, it was designed and built in 1813 by the artist J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) as his country retreat and as a home for his father William (1745–1829). Turner lived there from 1814 to 1826. Originally known as Solus Lodge, it is the only surviving building designed by Turner, and shows the influence of his friend Sir John Soane. The appearance of the house had been much altered by the addition of second floors to the original side wings.
When it was built, Twickenham was rural, as can be seen in the engraving Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham, Villa of J. M. W. Turner (1814) that was engraved by W. B. Cooke after William Havell and is now held at Tate Britain.
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Adam Tarshis | Apr 18, 2018
A beautiful and well restored house. You'll learn a lot about the history of Twickenham and Turner. Would be 5 stars, but I think the ticket price is a bit high.
L Martin | Apr 12, 2018
Amazing place. Love this house. The guide was very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot about Turner and his father. Thank goodness this house was saved.
Robin Bruce | Feb 11, 2018
A perfect gem. It just goes to show - if you want as house designed, ask an artist! In awe of the wonderful restoration, bold and sensitive at the same time.
Kit Tinkler | Mar 15, 2018
Although it's a small house, the tour lasts about an hour and is really detailed. Highly recommended.
Chris Holland | Sep 16, 2017
Fascinating to see, good audio visual displays. Still in process of being fully set up, but worth seeing now.
Christine Logan | May 27, 2018
Fabulous house by Turner now fully restored. Very interesting tour. Well worth the admission. Sadly no cafe but plenty nearby to complete your visit.
David Keltner | May 2, 2018
Not a lot to see. Very small venue. Beautifully restored. Don't regret going.
Christina Vuyk | Jul 15, 2018
Absolutely fantastic wee tour of a pretty fab wee house. Very refreshing to hear about the people behind the art for a change and all done with such friendliness and enthusiasm that it all sank in without noticing; still can't believe that poor man couldn't get anyone interested in taking the house though, it's a historical gem! In short I can highly recommend even if it is a bit pricey.
Spike Mclarrity | Jul 16, 2018
They have recently redone Turners house back to original design. His garden is simple but yet elegant, you feel the history oozing from every plant. Certainly worth a visit.
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