Live like rock royalty near Abbey Road
famous works are a series of intimate photographs McCartney took of her mother a few weeks before her death from breast cancer in 1998.
“I’m drawn to anything and anyone with character,” says McCartney, who is selling her Grade II listed, semidetached home. “So living in a turn-ofthe-century property with lots of beautiful features is perfect.
“As a photographer, light and clean lines are very important to me. So I suppose I’d characterise the decor as ‘simple, classic and uncluttered’. Obviously that’s difficult to keep up with four children around,” she says. “But luckily we have four floors, so they can make a mess upstairs and I don’t have to know about it.”
Within walking distance of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park as well as plenty of local shops and cafes, the area around the McCartney residence feels more like a tranquil Home Counties village than bustling, metropolitan London – which suits her down to a tee. “I’ve always lived around here, I love the area,” she says. “We have a really strong community. My favourite part is that you’re simultaneously incredibly central and yet surrounded by trees and nature.”
On the walls of the house hang an eclectic mix of family photos and rare art and photography. “Some photographers refuse to have their own wn work on the walls of their house, but ut I enjoy it.
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