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London’s narrowest home at only 5ft 5in on sale for nearly £1m having doubled in value in ten years

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The narrowest house in London, standing only 5ft 5in wide in parts, is going on sale today for £995,000.

The slender home in Shepherd’s Bush has soared in value since it was last sold in 2009 for £595,000 to a lawyer who is now moving abroad.

The former hat shop, which was the home of fashion photographer Juergen Teller in the 1990s, is arranged over five floors.

It still features a shop front, with a bowler-hat-shaped lamp in the window.

The narrowest house in London, standing only 5ft 5in wide, is going on sale today for £995,000

The narrowest house in London, standing only 5ft 5in wide, is going on sale today for £995,000

Simon Woods, the Pride and Prejudice actor married to Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s former chief executive, paid £488,500 for it in 2006.

The facade, situated between a nail salon and a pizza restaurant, is painted a dark shade of blue and the unusual property offers 1,034 sq ft, two bedrooms and a third bedroom/study.

It is arranged across a lower ground, ground, first, second and third floor, and has beautiful period features including a parquet floor, an original art deco bathtub and patterned wallpaper.

The interior is well designed to maximise the limited space, with a 24ft long kitchen on the lower ground floor which includes a forest green Aga providing central heating.

Simon Waller, who is handling the sale of the property at Winkworth, told The Times the owner’s plumber connected the Aga with a Nest heating app, ‘marrying witchcraft with 21st Century technology’.

A 24ft long kitchen on the lower ground floor which includes a forest green Aga providing central heating

A 24ft long kitchen on the lower ground floor which includes a forest green Aga providing central heating

The floors are between 5ft 5in and 6ft 2in wide at the front, with some tapering out to a maximum 9ft 11in wide at the back, as this floor plan from a previous sale in 2009 shows

The floors are between 5ft 5in and 6ft 2in wide at the front, with some tapering out to a maximum 9ft 11in wide at the back, as this floor plan from a previous sale in 2009 shows

On the same floor, which tapers out to provide the building’s widest spaces at a positively palatial 9ft 11in, is a long dining area with double height glazed doors leading out to a patio and garden.

The reception room on the ground floor gives its occupants slightly more breathing space at 11ft by 7ft.

The first floor is reached by a spiral staircase where its future owner will find a roof terrace giving views of west London.

On the floor above is a bathroom, a dressing room and a shower room.

The slender home in Shepherd's Bush, has soared in value since it was last sold in 2009 for £595,000 to a lawyer who is now moving abroad

The slender home in Shepherd’s Bush, has soared in value since it was last sold in 2009 for £595,000 to a lawyer who is now moving abroad

The main bedroom on the third floor is 20ft by 6ft, with a built-in double bed filling the width of the house.

Mr Walker told The Telegraph it is the smallest house in London.

He said: ‘We did see a contemporary one which was five foot wide but my managing director isn’t sure if it is deemed fit for human habitation.’

The facade, situated between a nail salon and a pizza restaurant, is painted blue and the unusual property offers 1,034 sq ft and two bedrooms

The facade, situated between a nail salon and a pizza restaurant, is painted blue and the unusual property offers 1,034 sq ft and two bedrooms

Your own slice of London: The house shown on Google Streetview, towards the right end of the block on Goldhawk Road

Your own slice of London: The house shown on Google Streetview, towards the right end of the block on Goldhawk Road

The agent added that he once attended a New Year’s Eve party hosted by a casting director at the house in 1994 that went on for four days.

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He said: ‘It was terribly bohemian – you could get lost in the different worlds over the five floors.’

Mr Waller added: ‘Each owner has sprinkled their own fairy dust on it. The current owner likens it to a classic car – she’s tinkering with it constantly.’

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