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London’s narrowest home that is only 5ft 5ins wide on sale for almost £1MILLION after doubling in value

THE NARROWEST home in London - which is only 5ft 5ins wide - is on sale for £995,000 today.

Some parts of the five-storey property in Shepherd's Bush, west London, aren't wide enough to lie in - but it costs more than a CASTLE in Wales.

The property is a former hat shop and the external facade is painted in blue
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The property is a former hat shop and the external facade is painted in blueCredit: Winkworth
The kitchen, which is 24ft long, is located on the lower ground floor
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The kitchen, which is 24ft long, is located on the lower ground floorCredit: Winkworth

At just 24ft long, the former hat shop is shorter than half a tennis court.

And it will also be a tight squeeze on your budget after it almost DOUBLED in value in a decade.

It was last sold in 2009 for £595,000 to a lawyer who is now moving abroad.

Priced at almost £1million, the tiny house costs more than a 16th-century castle in Wales that went up for sale earlier this month.

The former store, whose external facade is painted in blue, still features a shop front with a bowler-hat-shaped lamp in the window. 

FIVE FLOORS

It also has a parquet floor, an original art deco bathtub and patterned wallpaper.

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

Simon Woods, the Pride and Prejudice actor married to Christopher Bailey, Burberry's former chief executive, previously bought the house for £488,500 in 2006.

The property was also the home of fashion photographer Juergen Teller in the 1990s.

Simon Waller, who is handling the sale of the property at Winkworth, said it is the smallest house in London.

The floor plan shows how narrow the house is
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The floor plan shows how narrow the house isCredit: John D Wood & co
The small roof terrace has views of west London
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The small roof terrace has views of west London
The dining room leads to a garden
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The dining room leads to a gardenCredit: Winkworth

Being 5ft 5ins wide, some parts of the house are not even long enough for a person to lie down - as the average height of a man in the UK is 5ft 9in, according Office of National Statistics.

On the lower ground floor, which is 9ft 11in and has the widest spaces in the building, there is a long dining area with double height glazed doors leading out to a patio and garden.

The reception room on the ground floor measures 11ft by 7ft and is slightly wider than other parts of the property.

The main bedroom has a built-in bed
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The main bedroom has a built-in bed
The reception room is on the ground floor and is one of the widest parts of the house
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The reception room is on the ground floor and is one of the widest parts of the houseCredit: Winkworth

The first floor, which features a terrace with views of west London, is connected to the ground floor by a spiral staircase.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor - and the one with the terrace is only 8ft 6in.

On the second floor, which is similar in size to the first and third floors, there are a shower room, a bathroom and a dressing room.

One more bedroom can be found on the third floor and has a built-in bed.

The kitchen includes a forest green Aga providing central heating
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The kitchen includes a forest green Aga providing central heatingCredit: Winkworth
The hallway of the smallest house in London
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The hallway of the smallest house in LondonCredit: Winkworth

The agent said 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.

He said: "It was terribly bohemian - you could get lost in the different worlds over the five floors."

Mr Walker 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."

For a similar price, you could buy a five-bedroom house in Kent which comes with a 10-metre indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a gym.

Northfield House, a seven-bedroom home in East Lothian - with a coach house, a great hall, a cloakroom and a spiralling staircase - was also priced at £1million.

The house also features a small garden
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The house also features a small gardenCredit: Winkworth
The narrow house seen from above
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The narrow house seen from aboveCredit: Google Earth
A 16th-century castle in Wales went up for sale for £950,000 earlier this month
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A 16th-century castle in Wales went up for sale for £950,000 earlier this monthCredit: allsop / rightmove
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