Frank Emley designed this home in 1913 for Henry Melville Taberer, a keen cricketer who headed the Native Labour Board. The house in the Arts and Crafts Idiom, expressing the philosophy of William Morris and repeating elements from his Red House. In 1937 Dr Bernard Friedman M.P. bought it. He was an ear, nose and throat surgeon and a founder of the Progressive Party. In 1986 it became the home of Dr Johan van der Wat and family. Like his father, he became a prominent gynaecologist. He was a member of the team that, in 1986, pioneered the world's first mother/daughter surrogate triplet pregnancy.

35 Valley Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
Related Organisation: 
Johannesburg Heritage Foundation (JHF)
Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust