- Historic house in an exceptional Hampstead location
- Large plot and gardens extending to approximately 0.6 acres
- Extensive reception and bedroom accommodation, garage, outbuildings and roof terrace
- Magnificent double height ballroom with stone mullioned window, overlooked by a minstrels' gallery
- Vaulted and beamed top floor study
The Wabe, Redington Road, a stunningly beautiful house designed in 1903 by
William Garnett, celebrated mathematician and educationalist, for his own
family, is built in a unique mixture of styles - everything from Arts and
Crafts to Art Nouveau to Scottish Baronial.
The asymmetrical layout is as idiosyncratic as the name,
inspired by the poem Jabberwocky in
tribute to Lewis Carroll, and Garnett’s love of the poem.
With its magnificent double height stone mullioned window, the ‘ballroom’ on the
ground floor, perfect for entertaining, saw Isadora Duncan dance at a
fundraiser for Women’s Suffrage and more recently charity concerts for seated
audiences of 75.
A minstrels’ gallery overlooks this elegant room which is the centre piece of the
house, and a space so very rare to find in prime Central London.
Upstairs is another double volume room, designed for ‘games
and dancing’ for the Garnett children. Throughout the house there is a series of delightful rooms and
areas together with attractive period detailing. The house is filled with light
as there are windows everywhere, each one unique, with different designs in the
A large roof terrace offers a view south, over the gardens, across Hampstead and on, as
far as the Surrey Hills.
The gardens cover approximately 0.6 of an acre, of wild woodland with ancient oaks, large
lawned areas and carpets of bluebells.
Situated on one of Hampstead’s premier roads, the house sits in an oversized plot with a
large front courtyard with parking for several cars, separate annex, numerous
outbuildings and generous garage. There is considerable scope to extend and develop the house, subject to the usual consents.
Hampstead is an iconic London village, famous for its “literati” residents. Flanked
by the open spaces of Hampstead Heath it is full of shops, deli’s, cafes and
restaurants, famous theatre and is extremely well served by public transport
and road and rail links.
A Hampstead mansion of the Edwardian age, The Wabe is without doubt one of the
most significant houses in London.
For more information visit thewabehampstead.co.uk.