Live like rock roy­alty near Abbey Road

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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.

“Hav­ing pho­tos of my fam­ily ily and loved ones makes the place more homely and brings back happy py mem­o­ries ev­ery time I look at them.” Her most prized piece e is a 6ft-wide can­vas of one of her own images from her er monochrome ex­hi­bi­tion.

With pe­riod charm, McCart­ney’s house cov­ers 2,574 sq ft, and has fea­tures such as a floor-to-ceil­ing ma­hogany y pan­elled walk-through h wardrobe and grand me­tal l fire­places. There is a big g Not­tin Ste sta liv co ne an ab des fr veggi p

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