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Explore 2 Willow Road

Detail of the pivoting drawers on the desk in the Studio at 2 Willow Road.
Pivoting drawers designed by Erno Goldfinger | © National Trust Images/Dennis Gilbert

Step inside the house designed and lived in by influential architect Ernő Goldfinger to see his Modernist philosophy running through the interior design, its bespoke furniture and collection of modern art.

Witness Modernist living

One of only two Modernist houses in the country open to the public, 2 Willow Road is a rare opportunity to experience this school of design integrated into a domestic living space. Guides are on hand to explain how the house transformed a philosophical and artistic movement into a way of life.

Learn about Goldfinger’s career

Watch a short film on Ernő Goldfinger and talk to our guides to learn about the continent-spanning life and career of the Hungarian-born architect – a man with an uncompromising creative vision.

Goldfinger’s bespoke furniture

A lesser-known aspect of Goldfinger's career, his furniture designs are innovative, stylish and embody his philosophy. Much of the furniture inside 2 Willow Road is bespoke, and full of intriguing touches. Look out for his black laminate-top desk, featuring unique pivoting drawers.

The Goldfingers’ modern art collection

Browse the family's collection of works by modern art icons including Henry Moore, Max Ernst and Bridget Riley, whose 1962 piece Fugitive hangs in the dining room.

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The exterior of 2 Willow Road at night. The lights in the building are on and a dark sky is visible.

The construction of 2 Willow Road 

Architect Ernő Goldfinger’s plans for a Modernist building in Hampstead, the resistance he faced from residents and the surprising conclusion to the story.

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Willow Road architect Ernő Goldfinger and his wife Ursula were at the heart of Hampstead’s burgeoning artistic, political and charitable movements.

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Who was Ernő Goldfinger? 

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