This Skinny London House Is On Sale For Almost £1m (And I Really Want It)

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Ever thought that the Central line could do with being a few inches wider? Well, imagine living in a building that’s even narrower than the tube.

This south London home has recently come back on the market and, at 7ft 7in wide, it’s skinnier than a tube carriage. The space where the house now stands used to be an access route leading to some stables, until somebody took a look at the empty walkway and thought, Actually, do you know what we could do with this space? Build a slender, little house and charge a ruddy fortune for it. 

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This quirky property has previously featured on various TV shows, including George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – and we have to hand it to it, it is architecturally amazing. Would you believe there are four whole DOUBLE bedrooms in this place?

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It was actually on the market back in February for a hefty £1,000,000, but the price has been knocked, which is nice. It’s still not quite affordable just yet, but I’m holding out hope. Who knows, if it keeps decreasing at this rate then I might be able to afford it in, what? 60 years? Quick maths. 

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Elsewhere in the house, and spread across three storeys, you’ll find two reception rooms, an open plan kitchen area, a dining room, a dressing room, and a beautifully landscaped, 48ft garden. Despite how it looks from the outside, there is a surprising amount of space. And, actually, it’s beautiful.

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This cute little house is less than a ten minute walk from Clapham Junction station (London Overground, National Rail). It’s also pretty close to Wandsworth Town station (National Rail), lots of lovely bars and restaurants on Northcote Road and Old York Road, as well as Wandsworth Common.

It’s on the market for £900,000, so its price certainly doesn’t reflect its size. But, one thing’s for sure, I’m already jealous of whoever has a spare £900k and gets to call it home.

Make your best offer at themodernhouse.com.

See also:  This Depressing Tube Map Shows You What You Need To Earn To Buy A House In London

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.