London home of HG Wells on sale for just under £14m

Abigail Fenton
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The former home of HG Wells in Regent's Park, London, is now up for sale. Photo: Aston Chase
The former home of HG Wells in Regent's Park, London, is now up for sale. Photo: Aston Chase

The former London home of renowned English writer HG Wells is on sale for £13.95m ($18.75m).

The residence, located at 13 Hanover Terrace in Regent’s Park, was the primary residence of acclaimed novelist, journalist, sociologist and historian Wells from 1933 up until his death in 1946.

Designed by the famous British architect Sir John Nash in 1822, the house boasts 4,898 square feet of space over five floors, according to estate agent agent Aston Chase.

It has four bedrooms and four “entertaining spaces,” including a drawing room. It also features a sauna, a wine cellar, and self-contained staff accommodation.

The property boasts four entertainment spaces, including a large reception room. Photo: Aston Chase
The property boasts four entertainment spaces, including a large reception room. Photo: Aston Chase

The lower ground floor contains the home's newly-restored kitchen and breakfast/family room featuring “state-of-the-art” appliances, as well as a spiral staircase that leads to the ground floor.

The ground contains a dining room with views over Regent's Park, and a study complete with bespoke bookcases and a fireplace.

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The principal bedroom suite occupies the entire second floor of the home and has a walk-in dressing room and an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath.

The third floor provides two guest-bedroom suites, both with en-suite bathrooms.

The property also features a 1,1045-sqft mews house with a further two bedrooms and a living space, as well as garage double parking.

The main property features four bedrooms. Photo: Aston Chase
The main property features four bedrooms. Photo: Aston Chase

The main terrace has an a exterior with stucco façade, which Nash helped popularise; sash windows; and a wrought iron balcony.

There is a courtyard at the front of the property and a landscaped west-facing garden to the rear of the house, which is accessible from the family room.

Residents benefit from unobstructed views over Regent’s Park, as well original and restored period features throughout the property.

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The property is adorned with a blue plaque, commemorating the life and death of Wells, who won the Nobel Prize for literature four times and was known as the “father of science fiction.”

(Aston Chase)
Photo: Aston Chase

Some of the writer's most famous pieces of work include The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Time Machine.

His former home, which he famously refused to leave during the Second World War and the Blitz, was restored in 2004. However, it “retains a number of its striking original period features”, Aston Chase said

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