This week the internet’s been abuzz with the story of what is claimed to be London’s narrowest house on sale for a stack of cash. Reader John Wilson tipped me off that it even made it to the news in the USA.
Since the house, at 110 Goldhawk Road in sunny Shepherd’s Bush, is just a mile or two from my home, this morning I took myself off to grab a bit of “street photography”. The discreet Sony RX100 was tied securely to my wrist. I left the Leica at home.
The ultra-narrow 1,000-sq-ft property is a mere 5ft 5in wide at the front—just enough to squeeze in a narrow front door and a mini display window featuring one bowler hat. Apparently, it was formerly a hat shop, now it is a £995,000 ($1.3m) home which will appeal to a slim, well-heeled person without too many dependants, a cat to swing and a penchant for interesting neighbourhoods. You have to make up your own mind whether or not you’d part with a million to live here.
Judging by the price and the interior shots (from Winkworth, the estate agents), however, this tiny little property is a rose between a whole thicket of thorns. If you don’t mind the street, it’s a convenient little pad, lying just across the road from Goldhawk Road Station on the Circle Line.
Once you get past the front door and the bowler hat, this minute slice of real estate has been very tastefully converted and the owner has made the very best of the tiny dimensions. I think it would be a fun place to live and it would certainly be a fine talking point when the guests arrive for supper.
Fancy selling up and moving to London? Go on, I know you’re tempted…