2 Willow Road; Erno Goldfinger; Ursula Goldfinger; Ian Fleming; National Trust; Marcel Duchamp; Max Ernst; Henry Moore; Roland Penrose; Bridget Riley

Guiding at Goldfinger's

Your first thought might be of our hero 007 lying bound in a state of testicular anxiety as the laser beam slices closer.

The truth of the Fleming connection will disappoint the fanciful, but for some it adds a frisson to a visit to Erno Goldfinger's home in Hampstead, North London.

The architectural style caused a frisson too, as elements of Hampstead society struggled with a design at 2 Willow Road that was anathema to their beliefs in what constituted good taste.

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