Sir Edgar Boehm's House, 25 Wetherby Gardens, South Kensington, by Robert William Edis, CB. Built 1883-84. The house stands on the corner with Bina Gardens, and contrasts with earlier homes in the area in white stucco, but is typical of Edis's work at that time in being Queen Anne in style, and constructed of red brick with copious terracotta detailing. Edis had already designed Boehm's country home, Bents Brook in Holmwood, Surrey.

Left: Front entrance. Right: Terracotta, to Boehm's own design.

Boehm was very much involved in the design and "contributed his own designs in the external features – the portico columns at the entrance of No. 25 Wetherby Gardens feature sculptural design by Boehm" ("Royal Architect..."). It was a very grand place to live. Later on, the occupant of no. 24 would be Field Marshal Viscount Allenby (see Weinreb et al. 1013).

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Weinreb, Ben, Christopher Hibbert, Julia Keay and John Keay. The London Encyclopaedia. New ed. London: Macmillan, 2008.

Created 11 November 2021