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Luxury four-bed mansion once home to science fiction author HG Wells goes on sale for £13.95m

A luxury four-bed mansion, once home to science fiction author HG Wells and complete with its own sauna, wine cellar and landscaped garden has gone on sale for £13.95million. 

Set over five floors, and sprawling some 4,898 sq ft, the property is in Hanover Terrace, next to Regent's Park and one of the most expensive streets in London.

The home was built in 1822 by Sir John Nash, the same 18th century architect who designed much of Buckingham Palace and London's iconic Regent Street.

It boasts all its original period-style features such as bespoke bookcases, fireplaces and a spiral staircase.

The building has a blue plaque featured on its brickwork in memory of Wells, whose most famous works include The War of the Worlds and Time Machine.

The four-times Nobel prize in Literature nominee lived in the beautiful home, which is being sold through estate agents Aston Chase, from 1933 until his death in 1946. 

Mark Pollack, Director and Co-Founder said: 'Thirteen 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 Thirteen 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.'

A luxury four-bed mansion, once home to science fiction author HG Wells and complete with its own sauna, wine cellar and landscaped garden has gone on sale for £13.95million

Set over five floors, and sprawling some 4,898 sq ft, the property is in Hanover Terrace, next to Regent's Park and one of the most expensive streets in London

The home was built in 1822 by Sir John Nash, the same 18th century architect who designed much of Buckingham Palace and London's iconic Regent Street

It boasts all its original period-style features such as bespoke bookcases, fireplaces and a spiral staircase, pictured

The building has a blue plaque featured on its brickwork in memory of Wells, whose most famous works include The War of the Worlds and Time Machine

The four-times Nobel prize in Literature nominee lived in the beautiful home, which is being sold through estate agents Aston Chase, from 1933 until his death in 1946

Mark Pollack, Director and Co-Founder said: 'Thirteen Hanover Terrace is an exceptional Nash property with grand entertaining spaces, period features and unobstructed views over Regent's Park'

Mr Pollack added: 'Alongside the main residence, purchasers of Thirteen Hanover Terrace benefit from a mews house, which can host guests or be utilised as a private home office'

The estate agent described the property as  'truly one-of-kind with a colourful history, commemorated by the blue plaque outside'

Mr Pollack added: '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'

The property boasts a luxurious and modern bathroom, with plenty of natural light provided by its large windows

The kitchen has been kitted out with modern fittings and is the perfect place to whip up a hearty meal for all the family

One of the cosy living areas within the mansion represents an ideal place to unwind, particularly on those cold evenings

HG Wells: 'The Shakespeare of science fiction' who foresaw the advent of space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and the World Wide Web

Born in Bromley, Kent, in 1866, Herbert George Wells is best known for his legendary sci-fi novels, including The War of the Worlds and Time Machine, which earned him the nickname 'the Shakespeare of science fiction'.

One of the most prominent futurists Britain has ever seen, he foresaw the advent of many things which would go on to change the world, including  space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web.

But as well as his fiction, which tackled topics such as time travel and alien invasion, he was also well-known for being a social critic.

Born in Bromley, Kent, in 1866, Herbert George Wells is best known for his legendary sci-fi novels, including The War of the Worlds and Time Machine, which earned him the nickname 'the Shakespeare of science fiction'

An outspoken socialist and pacifist, his later works became more political and he began to describe himself more as a journalist than an author.

He also co-founded The Diabetic Association charity, known today as Diabetes UK and worked as a teacher.

Wells married his cousin, Isabel, in 1891 but the couple separated when he fell in love with one of his students, Amy Robbins.

They then moved to Woking in Surrey, where the author was arguably at his most creative and productive, planning and writing The War of the Worlds, which has since been commemorated in the town with a martian statue.

Despite his relationship, he was believed to have had many mistresses before moving to Hannover Terrace in London, where he lived until his death of unspecified causes in 1946, aged 79.  

It was in Woking, Surrey, where the author was arguably at his most creative and productive, planning and writing The War of the Worlds, which has since been commemorated in the town with a martian statue

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