Historical Hampstead bath and wash house for sale
1st July 2019
1st July 2019
Behr & Butchoff is delighted to bring a unique and historic Grade II listed property to the London market. This architecturally important building in Hampstead Village’s Flask Walk was built circa 1880 and originally formed part of The Wells & Campden Baths and Wash-Houses. The property has already been sympathetically converted into two houses, and the right-hand element is available at £2,950,000.
Brimming with refurbishment possibilities
Overlooking Flask Walk Green, this property has been sensitively preserved and its interesting façade remains intact. The interior is spacious and light, laid out over three floors and offering 1806 sq. ft of living space. The principal accommodation of a 24’ reception room with 10’ high ceilings, a dining room/study, three bedrooms and two patio terraces are ripe for remodelling and an interior refresh.
Neville Serlui, Behr & Butchoff’s Associate Director, comments: “It’s the first time we have been instructed to sell an old bath house and its always fascinating to market a property with a wealth of history. The property was originally converted in the 1980s and is ready for a cosmetic update, which will gives the new owner a real chance to create a wonderful character home in Hampstead.”
Coveted Hampstead Village location
This property offers immediate entry into the desirable Hampstead Village community, with Hampstead Underground station less than a five-minute walk from the front door and the verdant oasis that is Hampstead Heath close by. Village residents have direct access to a plethora of bars, restaurants and boutiques, with several respected schools also in the vicinity.
Bath and wash-house history
Since many of the workers’ homes in Victorian Hampstead had no running water, bath and wash-houses were created as public buildings to provide both drinking water and facilities for bathing. This Hampstead Village example was designed for the Wells and Campden Charity and it is likely that this site was chosen due to its location by the original Chalybeate spring. The idea of a public bath and wash-house stems from the cholera epidemic in 1832, when Kitty Wilkinson offered the use of her house and yard to neighbours to wash their clothes, charging them a penny a week.
If you are interested in viewing the old bath house or have seen another Behr & Butchoff property for sale in the St. John’s Wood, Regent’s Park and Marylebone areas, please contact us to schedule an appointment.