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National Trust - 2 Willow Road, London

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  • I've always meant to visit this house and today I got the opportunity to do so between appointments. It is fanatic, a real treasure. It's incredibly interesting for a so many reasons: The unique archi...  read more »
  • During the exploration of Hampstead recommend staying for a guided tour (approximately one hour) of this unusual building, designed by the architect Goldfinger for himself and his family in the 30 years of the 20th century, a brilliant example of rational and innovative use of materials and use of space. You will see many concepts now its daily advance at least fifty years. Place of encounters and relationships (the major artistic movements of the twentieth century have left memories in each room) la palazzina, well preserved, can be visited without a guide but only in a limited afternoon time slot. Recommended to lovers of architecture, but also to the merely curious. P.s. try to tell the nexus between the architect and the surname Goldfinger by Ian Fleming, and then of the famous movie of 007. a ratio is c but the Guide has glossed ...
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  • This house is right up my alley - I'd love to be able to live here! The tour of this 1930s modernist house takes a bit over an hour and takes you through the history of the house and its owner and des...  read more »
  • Engaging, immersive and evocative. The interiors, personal possessions, a palpable atmosphere and an enthusiastic guide conspire to conjure up the man and his milieu. Unreservedly recommended. A National Trust triumph.
  • One of the most underappreciated Modernist masterpieces. A staggeringly interesting house with some very unique details, particularly the bathroom's vented skylights and staged workspace areas. The house itself, despite being built in the 1930s could easily be mistaken for something from the mid 1970s, it is that ahead of its time, I recommend that all architectural students visit this as part of their studies. The entire project is also a planning masterstroke inasmuch as the story behind the opposition to the house is essential to understanding how the industry is still far behind architectural thought even to this day. The story of which is told in a rather well fitted mini screening room housed in Goldfinger's old garage at the start of the tour. Highly recommended, an education.
  • Good to know about one of the most "modern" buildings of 1930s in London and about the architect who cleverly designed it and lived in it: Erno Goldfinger. Yes, Bond fans, Ian Fleming named one of his villains after him! Find out why! ;)
  • Completely different to the majority of National Properties - find out about the man who designed the Trellick Tower and the house he built for himself.
  • Total hidden treasure; Erno Goldfinger's self-designed modernist Thirties house is pretty similar to how he left it, down to the neat pipes arranged on his desk. It's a tiny National Trust property of perhaps six rooms and a fifteen-minute explanatory video, but worth it for any modern design fans. Keep an eye out for Thursday lates, when they open the house up after hours to wander around and enjoy a little champagne with your socialism.
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