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London’s narrowest house, only 5 feet 5 inches wide, is being sold for nearly £ 1 million



London’s narrowest house, only 5 feet 5 inches wide in some parts, sells for nearly a million pounds.

The five-story property, which is located in Shepherds Bush, is 1,034 m² and offers two bedrooms, a roof terrace and a garden room.

And the former hat shop could be yours for £ 995,000, almost double what it was 11 years ago.

The unique home was sold for £ 595,000 in 2009 to a lawyer who has since moved abroad.

The narrow house, which belonged to the fashion photographer Jürgen Teller in the 1990s, is located between a pizza restaurant and a nail salon.



The kitchen is only 5ft 5in wide

The long entrance on the ground floor leads into a spacious reception room. The kitchen, just 5 feet 5 inches wide, is on the lower ground floor.

But where there is a lack of width, the kitchen makes up for the length – more than 24 feet in fact, before you get to the dining area or garden room which then leads to the garden.

The kitchen has a forest green aga with central heating.



The dining room / garden room

A spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there is a very narrow 5 foot 10 inch second bedroom, along with a study that is 6 feet wider.

At the end of this floor there is a rooftop terrace overlooking West London.

On the second floor there is a full bathroom and shower room that ultimately lead to the master bedroom on the fifth level, which comes with a built-in bed but is only 6 feet 2 inches wide.



The house has five floors

Simon Waller, who handles the sale of the property, said it was easy to get lost in the house after attending a 1994 New Years Eve party that lasted four days.

He told The Telegraph: “It was awfully unconventional – you could get lost in the different worlds on the five floors.

“Each owner has put his own fairy dust on it. The current owner compares it to a vintage car – she is constantly tinkering with it.”



Although the kitchen is narrow, it is 24 feet long

Speaking of the closest home in the capital, Mr. Waller added, “We saw a contemporary house that was five feet wide, but my manager is not sure if it is suitable for human habitation.”

While it’s the narrowest house in London, it’s not quite the thinnest in the UK.

This is believed to be in Portsmouth where the townhouse is only 4 feet 10 inches wide.

The property has a living room – with an open fireplace – a kitchen on the first floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper floor.

It also comes with a courtyard garden in the back that has a woodshed on the patio.

The tiny front house became famous after it was listed in the 1985 Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest facade house in Britain – a small plaque outside even notes the award.




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