The family loved to entertain, and two of the most popular features of the home were the built-in gramophone and the sprung flooring in the living room, which served as a dance floor during their fabulous parties. About the first year in the house, Gwynne said, "We danced like mad."
However, the parties ended when World War II broke out in 1939. Gwynne joined the RAF, his father rejoined the Navy, and his sister became a WREN. Both his parents died before the war ended in 1944.
Gwynne returned in 1945 and lived and worked in The Homewood until his death at age 90 in 2003. He left the property to the National Trust, with the understanding that a family must always live there.
From midcenturymagazine.com,, nationaltrust.org.uk and allthebest2007.blogspot.com
|Work space in living room|
|Drop-down serving table in living room|