Addison Lee founder puts listed Regent’s Park mansion on the market for GBP29 million

British founder Addison Lee has placed his magnificent London home overlooking Regent’s Park up for sale at GBP29 million. John Griffin, who purchased the Hanover Terrace property with its six-bed and eight-bathrooms in 2013 said that there is “no better view in London.” Griffin, 79, spent his weekends in Hertfordshire and has lived in the home for the past seven years. He is now looking to move to the country to enjoy a slower pace. The five-storey townhouse was designed by John Nash, Buckingham Palace architect, in 1811. It is up for sale through Sotheby’s International Realty. It has a walled yard leading to a separate mews home. This property has 6,730 square feet of living space. There are large, bright rooms that can be used for entertaining, as well as period cornicing, grand statement fireplaces and stunning chandeliers. On the lower floors, you will find a cinema room with cocoa-coloured velvet drapes, a gym and a sauna, as well as a double garage. The grand living spaces feature ornate fireplaces / Sotheby‚Äôs. To support his father’s struggling business, he began as a minicab driver before establishing Addison Lee, a premium cab and courier service. He only had one car. Nearly 40 years later, he sold his company which was then Europe’s largest minicab driver business for GBP350m. He plans to donate an unspecified portion of the proceeds from this sale to his foundation. Lee Koffman, Head North London Sales, manages it. He said, “This is a beautiful home in one the most sought-after addresses in London. It’s a true trophy asset house. It’s also a great asset location. It’s the best. It’s the best of the best. The Open Air Theatre and London Zoo are two other local attractions. Mr Koffman was first listed a few months ago. There has been a lot of interest from potential Asian buyers as well as American buyers.