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Skinny home just four metres wide goes on sale for £1.7million


An extremely narrow house in London that is just four metres wide is up for sale for £1.79million – on a street popular with A-list celebs. The streamlined building looks tiny from the front as it is squished in between two existing buildings - but it isn't as poky as it seems once you get inside. It has four floors and 1,587 sq ft of space – including a mezzanine on the lower ground and ground floors. The home – which is situated in London's posh Kensington district – has large roof windows to boost natural light in the property. It also has several quirky porthole windows, while bi-fold doors lead out onto a quiet garden with a water feature.

On the lower ground floor, there is an open-plan dining room and double height reception room, plus a full modern kitchen. There is a study room just off the upper reception which could be used as a home office space.

The upper floors are home to three bedrooms, a bathroom and en-suite shower room – including the main bedroom suite on the top floor. It is currently decorated in light and bright neutral tones, according to news agency Jam Press, and has fixtures and fittings designed to make the best use of the space. The property, at 26 Ceylon Road, has true rock star credentials - it was built in 1987 by architect Henry Harrison, who went on to be the keyboard player and guitarist of indie rock band The Mystery Jets.

The home is currently owned by literary agent Jane Gregory, who represents famous thriller and crime authors including Amer Anwar and Robert Barnard. The property next door was once owned by actor Daniel Day-Lewis - the only person to ever win three best actor Oscars.

It is currently on the market for £1.79million and is available through agents Finlay Brewer. Paul Cosgrove, director at Finlay Brewer, said: “This is a truly wonderful contemporary home that just oozes character and charm. The house is also close to the Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush tube stations.

However, the skinny house is still more than double the width of the building believed to be the thinnest home in the UK. That record is held by a property measuring just 1.66 metres at its narrowest point, which recently came up for sale for £950,000. The property is wedged neatly between a doctor's surgery and a shuttered hairdressing salon in Shepherds Bush in the west of London.

It has five floors and measures a total of 1,034 sq metres - and is described as having a "unique charm". The unusual property, originally a Victorian hat shop with storage for merchandise and living quarters on its upper floors, was built sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century.


 

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