These houses are beautiful studies in Arts and Crafts design. The influential Red House, designed for William Morris in 1859, is a seminal ‘modern’ building, conceived as a whole both inside and out. Melsetter House was designed by William Lethaby, a disciple of Morris and Webb; it embodies the principles of simplicity, strength and harmony with nature. Goddards was one of several Arts and Crafts houses which Lutyens designed in Surrey, and is notable for his subtle handling of materials and colours. While the three buildings vary in setting, they share common themes and studying them together allows the reader a deeper insight into the development of Arts and Crafts domestic architecture.