Tour this ultra-stylish home designed by Erno Goldfinger – the architect who inspired the James Bond nemesis
What does an esteemed a Hungarian architect have in common with James Bond? A surprising amount, it would seem
A painfully chic modern home designed by celebrated architect Erno Goldfinger is currently listed for sale for £3 million ($4.2 million). The Grade II Listed modernist property – which is nestled amongst the Surrey countryside – is the only post-war British home designed by Erno still in its original condition, reports suggest.
Erno Goldfinger was reportedly the inspiration behind the famous James Bond nemesis, Goldfinger, after his wife briefly met author Ian Fleming before the Second World War. Ian Fleming had known about the architect through a golfing friend who was related to Erno’s wife.
Teesdale house showcases the original splendor of Erno’s mastery through its spacious open-plan living space, which connects the drawing and dining room to the South facing terrace. This blurs the lines between the interior and exterior spaces and creates an unrivaled environment for throwing a James Bond-themed party – whatever the weather.
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The open-plan design continues throughout the kitchen and large larder that offers a trove of added space beyond the kitchen cupboards.
Erno used large panes of glass to drench the contemporary country retreat in sun rays and maximize the illusion of space. This is epitomized in our WFH office of dreams which showcases two glass walls that provide a distracting view from the desk.
Meanwhile, the separate glass dining hall provides an effortless link between the entertaining areas and the bedroom accommodation, which is the ultimate dream for every party go-er.
However, if you’re throwing a dinner party before the Bond-esque celebration of the millennium, the glass panes also offer a view over the organic landscape that glows in the Surrey sunset. The backdrop will act as the talking point of the party after you’ve discussed the glory of Goldfinger, naturally.
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If you can ever pull yourself away from this painfully aesthetic structure, then your neighborhood is also something to behold. Windsor Castle is only a short hop away, while Ascot’s elegant hotel and eco-spa, Coworth Park, lies just beyond your front door. With that said, you could just lay amongst Goldfinger’s lair and binge-watched the entire Bond franchise over and over again.
Teesdale house is currently listed with Knight Frank.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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