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The ‘father of science fiction’ lived at this ‘one of a kind’ Nash residence on Hanover Terrace from 1933 up until his death in 1946.
A very notable blue plaque home in Regent’s Park has come up for sale at just under £14m.
The Grade l listed Nash residence on Hanover Terrace was the home of author H.G. Wells from 1933 up until his death in 1946, and is “one of a kind” according to agents Aston Chase.
The “father of science fiction”, writer of The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Time Machine amongst other classics, moved to the handsome townhouse at No.13 after a stint in Woking, Surrey. Going against the advice of friends, Wells refused to leave during the Second World War and the Blitz, and lived out the remainder of his days there.
The 1822 mid-terrace was fully refurbished in 2004, and comes with a 1,045 square foot mews building – which would give the new owner the twin bonuses of a double garage and extra self-contained accommodation.
The main house measures just shy of 5,000 square feet over five floors, with three principal bedrooms and four entertaining spaces including a classic drawing room. There’s staff accommodation on the lower ground floor, along with a sauna. The big draw for many is likely to be the views, however, which are unobstructed and take in the famous boating lake across the road.
Mark Pollack, Director and Co-Founder at Aston Chase: “13 Hanover Terrace is an exceptional Nash property with grand entertaining spaces, period features and unobstructed views over Regent’s Park. Alongside the main residence, purchasers of 13 Hanover Terrace benefit from a mews house, which can host guests or be utilised as a private home office. This property is truly one-of-kind with a colourful history, commemorated by the blue plaque outside. The purchaser of 13 Hanover Terrace will be buying an iconic home, which seldom comes to market, as well as a piece of British history.”