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2 Willow Road
Ernő Goldfinger’s Modernist flat in Hampstead is full of original furniture and an impressive art collection. The National Trust organises regular guided tours.
2 Willow Road, London NW3 (nationaltrust.org.uk/2-willow-road)
The Isokon Lawn Road flats development, inspired by Le Corbusier, was a design for modern urban living. Once home to Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Agatha Christie, the iconic building is open to visitors every weekend.
Lawn Road, London NW3 (isokongallery.co.uk)
Designed by architect Patrick Gwynne for his parents, this striking Modernist home (pictured), set in stunning gardens, was donated to the National Trust in 2003. Visits are by prior arrangement.
The Homewood, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 (nationaltrust.org.uk/homewood)
The Town House
This former weaver’s shop retains all of its 1720s features, including the original wood panelling. A time capsule in the centre of London, it’s worth a visit for its period details and Huguenot heritage. Plus, enjoy the homemade cakes, which have been made to historic recipes.
5 Fournier Street, London E1 (townhousewindow.com)
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