Tuesday 20 October 2015

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Well certainly not me. Anyone who can buy a former windmill as a home spontaneously certainly gets my vote!

This is the Round House in Lewes which Virginia and Leonard bought in 1919. The plaque on the front rather marvellously reads "We bought a house in Lewes, on the spur of the moment. It's the butt end of an old windmill, so that all the rooms are either completely round or semi circular." They bought the more famous Monks House in Rodmell shortly after which turned out to be their preferred residence. Thus the decision was taken to sell this one on.

The property remains in private hands.



  1. She was interesting-sad,but interesting. Did anyone catch the Life in Squares mini series? It may be mostly fictional but I could see them buying a quirky home.

  2. I did see the series Sam and found it fascinating in a kind of voyeuristic way. I reached the conclusion that they were actually incredibly selfish and dysfunctional although artistically brilliant. Sadly fallout from their behaviours [the Bloomsbury Set not Virginia] has continued to affect the following generations of the family. Arilx


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