English actor Hugh Grant of “Notting Hill,” “Bridget Jones's Diary,” and “Love Actually” once lived in the posh penthouse suite at London’s iconic Petersham House, now listed on the market at $11 million.
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Hugh Grant, the quintessential English actor who rose to stardom in romantic comedies, is officially bidding farewell to his, “Love Actually” days. In 2002, the actor lived in a plush South Kensington penthouse suite at Petersham House. This was his residence while he filmed the iconic festive rom-com “Love Actually” as the Prime Minister and love interest to Martine McCutcheon’s Natalie character. However, a year later, Grant already decided to part ways with the posh property as it was reportedly too ostentatious for the notoriously publicity-shy actor. The residence then sold for a $4.8 million, which was slightly more than what he purchased it for, and in 2019 with its new owner, was listed once again. The price presented was a whopping $13.8 million but as the steep asking price failed to attract potential buyers, the home was taken off the market. Now, the London penthouse is for sale once more after a $2.8 million deduction for a total asking price of $11 million.
Located on the seventh floor of Petersham House on Harrington Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Grant’s former residence spans over 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms. The open floor plan presents a grand foyer leading into an expansive living room and dining area. The home’s interior evokes opulent and airy feel with its dazzling chandeliers and wrap-around glass windows for panoramic views of London. The expansive primary suite features an ensuite bath and spacious dressing room. Additionally, the space boasts two large guest bedrooms. Luxe amenities include a rooftop hot tub, private gym, and direct elevator access leading to the reception room. Stepping outside, the exterior space features two main terraces extending over 1,500 square feet. The west-facing terrace showcases Alpine-inspired wooden decking and carefully selected, artfully curated plants.
Alexander Millet holds the listing for this property.
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