Bid to save the suburban home that JMW Turner built
8 October 2013 Last updated at 13:25 BST
It was a pretty Regency villa in South West London designed by JMW Turner as a retreat for himself and his elderly father. Now a £2 million appeal has been launched to save the the former residence of Britain's greatest landscape artist.
The Turner's House Trust have received some funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund but are out to raise the remaining funds needed to turn the Grade 2 listed building in south-west London into a monument to the great painter .
Brenda Emmanus reports.