When Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond adventures he did so on a routine at his now famous Jamaican seaside villa he dubbed Goldeneye (later inspiring the title for the first Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan – but with a capital ‘e’). Every Bond novel by Fleming was written there and for quite some time the property has been owned and maintained by Chris Blackwell who is now 70 years-old. Blackwell is the son of Blanche Blackwell who at one time had an affair with Fleming (see The Life of Ian Fleming). Still, lately Goldeneye has gone through a number of transitions and consistently makes the headlines for some celebrity going down and spending the night. Like, I don’t know, Johnny Depp or this guy (I’m jealous, by the way).
This week work began to turn the area into a $120 million dollar resort (for the wealthy) that includes 85 new homes that range in price from a mere $750K to $3 million, two restaurants, a health spa, a delicatessen, a supermarket and a watersports center.
Read The Times Online article.
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