13 Hanover Terrace, a Grade I listed home designed and built by the famous architect John Nash in 1822, is now up for sale with Aston Chase. With four bedrooms and four entertaining spaces, and once owned by writer and author, H.G Wells, The Nash terrace offers over 4898 square feet of space, with a beautiful front exterior, iconic stucco façade, sash windows and a wrought-iron balcony. Residents benefit from unobstructed views over Regent’s Park as well as original and restored period features throughout the property.
H.G Wells was a renowned novelist, journalist, sociologist and historian who wrote dozens of novels, short stories and works of social commentary. Born in 1866 in Kent, Wells spent his youth studying in London at the Normal School of Science. He went on to teach in London and Wales before moving to Woking in Surrey before eventually returning to London in 1933. It was then he purchased 13 Hanover Terrace.
Known as the ‘father of science fiction’ some of his most famous pieces of work include The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Time Machine. Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times throughout his life and his novels are still recognised as some of the greatest pieces of science fiction written. Despite advice and requests from friends, Wells refused to leave 13 Hanover Terrace during the Second World War and the Blitz. He lived out the remainder of his days there enjoying the views over Regent’s Park until he died on the 13th of August 1946 in 13 Hanover Terrace.
Having been comprehensively restored in 2004, the main Nash residence at 13 Hanover Terrace provides Three double bedrooms, a study, magnificent drawing room, living room, self-contained staff accommodation wine cellar, safe room and sauna. Set over five floors, the home retains a number of its striking original period features and also features a 1,1045 sq. ft. mews house offering secure garage double parking. This is alongside a further two bedrooms and living space. As well as a courtyard at the front of the property and a landscaped West facing garden to the rear of the house, accessible from the family room. The open green spaces of Regent’s Park are within moments of the home and the amenities of both Marylebone High Street and St John’s Wood High Street.
It is on sale exclusively through leading ultra-prime estate agent Aston Chase for £13,950,000