A Victorian property in West London, considered England’s narrowest house, was listed for an asking price of Â£ 950,000 (~ A $ 1.7 million). Considering the tiny property is only six feet wide in some places, that price might come as a surprise – until you take a peek inside.
The deceptively luxurious royal blue property, built in a former hat shop in the multicultural Shepherds Bush neighborhood, was converted into a five-story, two-bedroom patio house by fashion photographer Juergen Teller in the 1990s.
Its uniqueness is undeniable, as is the sleek and contemporary interior which, according to the real estate agent Winkworth, works the same as a luxury yacht. In that the small space is used to the maximum, with intelligent use of the features that work with the construction of the building.
Period parquetry maintains the vintage-luxury approach, along with features such as an original deco bathtub, rooftop terrace, and double-height glass doors that lead from the glass-enclosed dining area to a rich private patio. and vigorously planted.
The whole house is an ode to uncluttered living, in the tradition of Japanese minimalism but in a resolutely Western hue. From the ground floor, the basement is equipped with a small kitchen, a dining room and the aforementioned patio-garden.
Going up to the first floor, the house includes a dedicated office, a small bedroom and the outdoor terrace. Go up to the second floor and you’ll find yourself split between a bathroom and on the third, a walk-in closet to help keep bulky wardrobes out of the master bedroom.
The fourth floor hosts a master bedroom on the entire floor with its integrated double bed. The space is accessible through a hatch in the floor, which closes on itself to maximize space. Above is the top floor, with a mezzanine under full-width skylights to help diffuse natural light to the lower floors.
After Teller’s artful refurbishment into England’s narrowest house, subsequent owners have added their own touches over the years. One of them was English actor and playwright Simon Woods, who is perhaps best known for starring in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and also Rome.