One of the Skinniest Homes in London Is for Sale — And It Comes with an Equally Skinny Terrace

published Sep 29, 2021
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Sure, big, expansive homes are great. But there’s something about slim (and storied) spaces that charms the real estate geeks among us. I, for one, am hooked the minute I start scrolling through a listing and wonder, “How on earth would you fit furniture in there?”

Lucky for me, London always delivers with the loveliest tiny homes. You might recall this $1.2 million, 6-foot wide row home that charmed skinny house lovers everywhere last year. Well, the UK is back with another small stunner — and this one is a comparative steal at $1.07 million.

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As one of the skinniest homes in London — it’s a famed wedge-shaped spot in South Kensington that measures six feet across at its narrowest — this home boasts windows in every room and a spacious main bedroom that’s almost 11 feet wide. (Just imagine the possibilities with that kind of square footage!)

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With two full bedrooms and two full bathrooms packed into its efficient 580 square feet (you read that right: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, less than 600 square feet), the petite flat has me imagining cozy evenings cooking dinner at home, rainy afternoons plucking a book from the living room library, and spring days spent frolicking through through the Thurloe Square Gardens with my precious corgi by my side. (Yes, of course I have a corgi in this British fantasy life.)

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Crisp white walls, spa-like bathrooms, clever built-ins, and a timeless black and white subway tile kitchen are a blank canvas for a buyer looking to fill the space with small-scale statement pieces and bold, colorful art — fitting for a residence that was once the site of historic 19th-century artist studios.

Best of all? The main living area is South-facing for maximum light. Pair that all-day sun with bright hardwood floors and recessed lighting for gray days, and you have a home that will make up in light what it lacks in size.

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Plus, there’s outdoor space. A darling private terrace belongs solely to this unit. It’s only 5 feet wide, but that’s just enough space for a small bistro set, a few plants, and a spot of tea. Think of it as your own secret garden.

When that starts to feel cramped, don’t worry, you’ll step out your front door and take in one of the best neighborhoods for shops and restaurants in London. If you’d like, check out the full listing the listing here.