Take a look inside William Morris’s surprisingly modest country home.

Nuffield Place was home of one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century: famed philanthropist William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motor Cars and one of the richest men in the world.

Lord Nuffield gave much of his wealth to good causes so, perhaps unsurprisingly, his house reflects a relatively modest lifestyle. Located in Huntercombe, near Henley-on-Thames, Lord and Lady Nuffield’s personal possessions remain in the house just as they left them, with the decor and furnishings intact — making it a perfect example of a complete 1930s country home. Nuffield Place is now a National Trust property, and reopens to the public on April 2nd 2014.

All images courtesy of the National Trust