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Pevsner's Gothic mansion is up for sale

PUBLISHED: 11:45 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:06 07 September 2010

THE Hampstead Garden Suburb mansion which was home to famous architecture critic Sir Nikolaus Pevsner is up for sale. The blue-plaque Gothic building in Wildwood Terrace was home to the man who spawned the phrase noted in Pevsner s – still high praise

THE Hampstead Garden Suburb mansion which was home to famous architecture critic Sir Nikolaus Pevsner is up for sale.

The blue-plaque Gothic building in Wildwood Terrace was home to the man who spawned the phrase "noted in Pevsner's" - still high praise for any building.

The three-bedroom house which overlooks the Heath and can only be accessed by a private footpath is on the market for £1.5million.

Sir Nikolaus fled there from Nazi Germany in 1936 and proceeded to compile Britain's most authoritative source on buildings in Britain from the address.

His daughter-in-law, Inge Pevsner, told the Ham&High: "It's an ordinary Victorian house, but it's a very beautiful place in a wonderful situation. There are not many houses with that unique position. He wrote up his notes for his book there.


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