London’s skinniest home hits the market for $1.29M after massive price hike
You have have gained weight in quarantine, but this London home has stayed quite thin.
Standing 5-feet, 5-inches wide at its skinniest point, this is the city’s most narrow home — and it can be yours for $1.29 million, or 995,000 British pounds (£).
The Sun reports that this just-listed residence in west London’s Shepherd’s Bush district, which runs just 24-feet long, has nearly doubled in value over the last decade. In 2009, an unidentified lawyer purchased it for £595,000, or about $770,000 in today’s figures. Previously, “Pride & Prejudice” actor Simon Woods, who’s married to Burberry’s former chief executive Christopher Bailey, snagged it for £488,500 in 2006, about $632,000 today.
The 5-foot width may come as a shock, but certain areas of the home are wider. For instance, the lower-level dining area, which has an adjacent garden, has a width of 9 feet, 11 inches.
The second level has two bedrooms, one of which is 8-feet, 6-inches wide and opens to a terrace. Two levels up is the main bedroom, which at 6-feet, 2-inches in width has a built-in bed specified for the space.
Listing images show a skinny living area with just enough space for a small love seat and a narrow spiral staircase that connects the levels.
“The current owner likens it to a classic car — she’s tinkering with it constantly,” listing agent Simon Waller told the Sun.
German fashion photographer Juergen Teller also previously owned this space, which was formerly a hat shop, in the 1990s. Waller added that he once attended a New Year’s party at this home hosted by a casting director in 1994.
“It was terribly bohemian,” said Waller. “You could get lost in the different worlds over the five floors.”
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