Townhouse in London, once owned by the English playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature Harold Pinter, sold for 16.95 million pounds (22.1 million dollars). It is reported by the Mansion Global.
The house is part of the historic building of Hanover Terrace, built in the XIX century by the famous architect John Nash — the author of the projects of construction of St. James Park, Haymarket Theater, Marble Arch in Hyde Park. Nash also led the reconstruction of Buckingham Palace, after which the building became the residence of the monarchs.
Pinter lived in Hanover Terrace in the 1960s and 1970s. The members of the musical group The Beatles, British actor Michael Kane, and other celebrities visited him.
The townhouse has six bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a spacious hall, a gym, rooms for servants. The house has been recently renovated and equipped with modern furniture. On the adjacent plot, there is an additional cottage with a study, kitchen, dining room and terrace.
The name of the person who currently owns the house is not disclosed. The sale of the object is carried out by agents of real estate firm Beauchamp Estates.
Harold Pinter is considered one of the most influential British playwrights of the second half of the XX century. His first play — “Room” — was staged in 1957 at the University of Bristol. In the next 50 years, he wrote about 30 more plays, dozens of scripts, a large number of radio and television plays, poems and one novel. In his speech at the Nobel Prize ceremony in 2005, Pinter criticized the American policy and actions of George W. Bush, then President of the United States.