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Virginie Charlès-dear, former investment banker-turned-founder of children’s arts-and-crafts activity company, toucanbox, and her husband, James Dear, who runs a finance business. They have three children, Hannah, 11, Constance, nine, and Charlie, seven, plus Labradoodl­e Bear.


A two-storey apartment in a five-floor Victorian mansion block in west London. The ground floor has a living room, family room, kitchen-dining room, plus cloakroom. The lower ground floor has four bedrooms and four bathrooms – three of which are en suite – plus a utility room.

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