You need a wedge of cash: London's narrowest house, only 5 feet 5 inches in diameter, is selling for nearly £ 1 million after doubling in value in ten years
- The house in Shepherds Bush is a former hat shop on five floors
- It was the home of photographer Jürgen Teller and actor Simon Woods
- The unusual property was last sold to a lawyer in 2009 for £ 595,000
The narrowest house in London, some only 5 feet 5 inches wide, sells for £ 995,000 today.
The sleek Shepherd's Bush house has appreciated in value since it was last sold for £ 595,000 in 2009 to a lawyer now moving abroad.
The former hat shop, in which the fashion photographer Jürgen Teller lived in the 1990s, extends over five floors.
The narrowest house in London, only 5 feet 5 inches wide, sells for £ 995,000 today
Before its last sale, it was bought for £ 488,500 in 2006 by Simon Woods, the Pride and Prejudice actor who was married to Christopher Bailey, former director of Burberry.
The facade, which is located between a nail salon and a pizza restaurant, is painted blue and the unusual property offers 1,034 m² and two bedrooms.
Located on the basement, ground floor, first, second and third floors, it has beautiful historical features such as a parquet floor, an original Art Deco bathtub and patterned wallpaper.
The interior space is well designed to maximize the limited space. On the lower ground floor is a 24 foot long kitchen with a forest green aga for central heating.
A 24 foot long kitchen on the lower ground floor with a forest green aga for central heating
The reception room on the first floor offers residents a little more breathing space at 11 by 7 feet
The floors are between 5 feet 5 inches and 6 feet 2 inches wide at the front, with some tapering to a maximum of 9 feet 11 inches wide at the rear, as shown in this floor plan from a previous sale in 2009
On the same floor, which tapers to accommodate the widest spaces in the building in a positively palatial 9 feet 11 inches, is a long dining area with double-glazed doors that lead to a patio and garden.
The reception room on the ground floor offers residents a little more breathing space at 11 by 7 feet.
The first floor is accessible via a spiral staircase, where the future owner will find a roof terrace with a view of West London.
Upstairs there is a bathroom, a dressing room and a shower room.
The sleek Shepherd's Bush house has appreciated in value since it was last sold in 2009 for £ 595,000 to a lawyer now moving abroad
The master bedroom on the third floor is 20 by 6 feet. A built-in double bed fills the width of the house.
Simon Waller, who is handling the sale of the Winkworth property, told The Telegraph it was the smallest house in London.
He said, "We saw a contemporary one that was five feet wide, but my manager is not sure if it is suitable for human habitation."
The facade, which is located between a nail salon and a pizza restaurant, is painted blue and the unusual property offers 1,034 m² and two bedrooms
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The agent added that he once attended a New Year's Eve party in 1994, hosted by an in-house casting director, that lasted four days.
He said, "It was awfully unconventional – you could get lost in the different worlds on the five floors."
Mr. Waller added: “Each owner has put their own fairy dust on it. The current owner compares it to a vintage car – she is constantly tinkering with it. & # 39;