London’s 3 thinnest houses that would cost a whopping £ 2.75 million together
House prices in London are rising day by day, and more and more Londoners are complaining that they can no longer afford to live in the capital.
Many Londoners desperate to stay in the city have long since lost hope of ever owning a terraced house with a garden and consider one- and two-bedroom apartments to be a more viable option.
Even a studio would be too much for some people.
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But aside from being unable to afford to buy a property in London, in the case of these three houses, even if you could afford it, fitting into your property could be another problem. Here are three such houses:
Thurloe Square, South Kensington
This particular property, which has been on the market for over two months, is only 1.80 m wide at its narrowest point.
Known as The Thin House, this 2 bedroom apartment is located on the famous 5 Thurloe Square in South Kensington.
The wedge-shaped house is described on the Rightmove website as “a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath house in fantastic decorative order in historic former artist studios”.
The website states: “The hotel is located on one of the best garden squares in Kensington and Chelsea with direct access to a south-facing terrace / patio and access to the beautiful and dog-friendly Thurloe Square Gardens.
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“Thurloe Square is in the heart of the Thurloe / Smith Charity Conservation Area and is ideally positioned in the heart of South Kensington to take advantage of the wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes in the immediate area in Chelsea and Knightsbridge as well as Chelsea and Knightsbridge with excellent transport links including the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines. “
While it is the cheapest of the three properties considered in this article, the £ 800,000 price tag can make potential buyers wonder if the investment is worth it.
Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
Another property in West London may require prospective buyers to pull their guts in on a tour.
This skinny house on Goldhawk Road in Shepherds Bush is squeezed between shops and is only five feet wide.
The plus is that it is five stories high and has a total living space of more than 1,000 square meters.
It was previously the home of photographer Jürgen Teller and Pride and Prejudice actor Simon Woods.
Winkworth Estate Agent, who listed the property, said “If you like traditional properties that meet all of the criteria this is probably not for you”.
But with a view to his strengths, the broker also said: “Unique is an often overused term, especially by real estate agents. Perhaps this overuse is the reason why it feels so completely inappropriate to describe this truly individual trait, which, despite its superficial quirkiness, is actually very easy to live with.
“Some fear that they would feel squeezed into a two-meter-wide house, but contrary to intuition, this is a space that works – much like a luxury yacht.”
With an asking price of £ 950,000 for such a small space, the estate agent probably would do well to assume that the prospective buyer would understand the luxury yacht’s reference.
Peel Street, Notting Hill
If the last two properties weren’t the right ones, maybe these should be tried out.
This two bedroom terrace on Peel Street, Notting Hill is three feet wide, a full foot or a foot and a half wider than the previous two properties.
At its widest point, the property is 7 feet 3 inches.
It’s close to area amenities and even has its own private rooftop terrace.
The 1930s building is also within walking distance of Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, making it ideal for those who love a nice stroll through the city.
The three-story property, also listed by Winkworth, is described as “a remarkable, compact and charming two-bedroom Victorian townhouse”.
But the additional room compared to the other two accommodations comes at a price.
This house costs about £ 1.25 million, about £ 300,000 more than its thinner rival on Goldhawk Road in Shepherd’s Bush and £ 450,000 more than the Thurloe Square property in South Kensington.
That’s the price for a few more inches.
Together, these three properties cost a total of £ 2.75 million.
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