Spaced: Price slashed on house where cult sitcom was filmed
Fans of show come from all over the country to see property - but owners are still waiting for the right offer
23 August, 2018 — By William McLennan
Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg in Spaced
WHEN the imposing Tufnell Park home that featured in Simon Pegg’s cult comedy Spaced went on the market earlier this year, it received plenty of free publicity in national newspapers looking for a quirky tale.
You could own a piece of television history, the story went.
But it appears the legion of hardcore fans, who are reported to travel from across the world to photograph the exterior of the eight-bedroom property in Carleton Road, could not muster the £4million asking price. Five months after it went on sale, a new estate agent has been appointed and the price has been slashed by £250,000.
It is not known if the stagnant property market or the hordes of sightseers on the pavement outside played a part in the decision. The home, built in 1867, played a central part in Spaced, which saw an unlikely couple come together in an attempt to crack London’s hostile rental market.
Starring Pegg as Tim Bisley and Jessica Hynes as Daisy Steiner, it was an early directorial success for Edgar Wright, who went on to produce British cinema hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, before finding Hollywood success with Baby Driver in 2017.
Marc Pesci, sales manager at Century 21, said: “The owner has said that people come from all over to see the property and you would like to think that somebody who loved the show and had the means would show an interest.”
Mr Pesci said that “a property of this magnitude takes time to seek out the right buyer at the correct price”, adding that his firm had “generated strong interest” since taking over the sale in July.
The house in Carleton Road
He added: “It’s our most prestigious family home currently on the market with us and is in one of the most sought-after locations in Tufnell Park.
“It’s probably one of the most difficult properties we’ve had to try and value. There’s not a lot of properties in the same league as this that are currently on the market in the surrounding area.”
The online listing states: “Gothic splendour in the heart of Tufnell Park would be the most apt way to describe this quite magnificent eight-bedroom home set across five floors. This quite unique property was last on the market in 1993 and would make a wonderful home for a very lucky family.”