John Constable’s former Hampstead has hit the market for the first time in 30 years.
Number 40 Well Walk is a Grade II*-listed townhouse built in the early 19th century. The English landscape painter lived in the house from 1827 to 37 and it retains many of its original Georgian features from his time as a resident, including high ceilings and tall sash windows.
The four-bedroom property – listed for $4m via Savills – is a stone’s throw from leafy Hampstead Heath, which became the subject of many Constable paintings, including his instricate studies of cloud formations.
Awarded a blue plaque in 1923, the historic London property includes a small patio garden, and unfurls across five storeys. Its present owner is looking to downsize and has carefully maintained the house and its traditional layout.
A kitchen and separate dining room fill the upper ground floor, with three reception rooms spread across the middle of the townhouse (the first floor living room has two balconies overlooking its walled garden patio).
Three bedrooms are found on the upper level, while a fourth lower ground floor bedroom is currently used as a study. Rooms have moulded cornicings, a mix of fireplaces and wooden floors.