A Cinematic London Street:
While Paddington Bear’s home in the heartwarming tales may be 32 Windsor Gardens, it’s Chalcot Crescent, a picturesque road in Primrose Hill, that stole the spotlight in the Paddington live-action films.
This colorful street is instantly recognizable for its ornate Italianate-style terraced houses, some painted in various pastel hues, providing the perfect backdrop for Paddington’s cinematic adventures based on Michael Bond’s beloved books.
Listed Charm on Chalcot Crescent:
Every house on Chalcot Crescent, including the property now available for rent, boasts a Grade II listing, reflecting its historical and architectural significance.
This end-of-terrace house spans four stories and offers four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two en-suite), and a range of inviting living spaces.
The house has undergone a contemporary refurbishment, featuring a modern, sleek grey-toned kitchen, white walls, and period details like cornices, ceiling roses, and a living room fireplace.
It includes a reception room, kitchen/diner, and a spacious family room that opens onto a glass extension and a patio garden, creating a delightful living environment.
Rent for the Luxe Life:
Living in this Paddington-famous house comes with a premium price tag, with monthly rent reaching £15,000, which is five times the London average.
However, it’s important to note that the rent must be paid in pounds, not in marmalade sandwiches.
This unfurnished rental is also pet-friendly, making it an excellent choice for those with four-legged companions.
While it’s a great place for pets, it might not be suitable for stowaway bears from Peru who are known for their accidental mishaps.
A Cinematic Legacy:
Chalcot Crescent’s cinematic legacy extends beyond its stunning appearance in the Paddington films.
The street has been a favorite among London’s celebrities, including DJ Calvin Harris and actress Kate Hudson.
The final film in the Paddington live-action trilogy is set to be released in 2024, but its connection to Chalcot Crescent’s charm remains uncertain, as the title, “Paddington in Peru,” suggests new adventures for the beloved bear.
Chalcot Crescent House on the Market:
If you’re looking to experience a touch of cinematic magic in your daily life, the house on Chalcot Crescent is currently available for rent through Knight Frank.