It’s only 7 feet wide, but this narrow house in London is on the market for £ 275,000
- The two-story house is on sale for three times the £ 93,000 it was bought for last year
- Surprisingly, however, it is by no means Britain’s narrowest property.
At only 7 feet wide, there’s barely room to swing a cat.
But there’s nothing tiny about the asking price for this narrow slice of a Victorian terrace near London’s Olympic Park.
The curious property, barely wider than its own front door, is on the market for £ 275,000 – three times what it was bought for in February last year.
Skinny Picks: A house in Hackney is on sale for £ 275,000 – three times what it was bought for in February last year
Estate agents describe the renovated two-bedroom property in Homerton High Street, Hackney, as “a perfect first-time purchase or rental investment.”
The asking price reflects the newly vibrant east London property market, they say.
Details released by estate agents show a photo of the property’s facade but do not mention its modest dimensions.
Before and Now: Estate Agents Say Remodeled Homerton High Street, Hackney Property is an “Ideal First-Time Purchase or Rental Investment”
They describe the sale as “a unique opportunity to acquire this beautifully designed freehold house, on two floors and at the end of the terrace, with great attention to space and light”.
They say the house is “within easy reach of the refreshing green spaces of Marshlands and Victoria Park, and plenty of transport links close at hand, including Homerton tube station, giving quick access to the city.”
A floor plan shows the property, which was bought at auction for £ 92,000, covers an area of 703 square feet.
For Sale: Realtors describe the house (far right) as a “beautifully designed, two-story freehold house with a patio at the end of the lot”
Surprisingly, however, it is by no means Britain’s narrowest property.
In 2010, the Daily Mail reported a house in Brighton’s Hollingdean area which was only 6 feet wide and 21 feet front to back.
However, in this small space were an entrance hall, a kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor, a living room upstairs and a bedroom in the attic.
The old donkey cart shed was considered the narrowest inhabited terrace house in Britain.
Modern: “A lot of thought [has] given space and light ‘in the house, say realtors
The Wedge, off the coast of North Ayrshire in Scotland, measures just 47 inches up front – but extends 22 feet as it pulls away from the road. It was sold as a holiday home in 2000 for £ 27,000.
And last year, the Mail reported that New York’s skinniest house was on sale for a huge $ 4.3 million – double its 2010 selling price.
Once the home of Cary Grant and a modern tourist attraction in its own right, number 75 1/2 Bedford St is only 9.5 feet wide and 9 meters deep.
Along with Grant, the property has housed actor John Barrymore, poet Edna St Vincent Millay and cartoonist William Steig – none of whom, it seems, have ever suffered from claustrophobia.
Meanwhile, it emerged last year that a Polish architect was building the narrowest house in the world between the Warsaw towers, measuring only 60 inches wide.
The four-story home includes a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen, which spans nearly 40 feet.
Instead of the traditional staircase, each floor is accessed by a ladder.
Inside: A floor plan shows the property, which was auctioned off for £ 92,000, covers an area of 703 square feet
Big prize: There’s nothing tiny about the asking price of £ 275,000 for this narrow slice of a Victorian terrace near London Olympic Park