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

The narrowest house in London, standing only 5ft 5in wide in parts, is going on sale today for £995,000 after doubling in value over the last decade.

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

The former hat shop, which was the home of fashion photographer Juergen Teller in the 1990s, is arranged over five floors and still features a shop front, with a bowler-hat-shaped lamp in the window. 

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, including two bedrooms and a third bedroom/study.

The slender home in Shepherd's Bush has soared in value since it was last bought in 2009 for £595,000 by a lawyer who is now selling to move abroad. It is nestled between a private clinic and a hair salon

The slender home in Shepherd's Bush has soared in value since it was last bought in 2009 for £595,000 by a lawyer who is now selling to move abroad. It is nestled between a private clinic and a hair salon

The slender home in Shepherd’s Bush has soared in value since it was last bought in 2009 for £595,000 by a lawyer who is now selling to move abroad. It is nestled between a private clinic and a hair salon

The main bedroom on the third floor is 20ft by 6ft, with a built-in double bed almost making up the width of the house. A large window lets light into the surprisingly spacious area, although the room might suit the minimalist more than a hoarder

The main bedroom on the third floor is 20ft by 6ft, with a built-in double bed almost making up the width of the house. A large window lets light into the surprisingly spacious area, although the room might suit the minimalist more than a hoarder

The main bedroom on the third floor is 20ft by 6ft, with a built-in double bed almost making up the width of the house. A large window lets light into the surprisingly spacious area, although the room might suit the minimalist more than a hoarder

Simon Waller, who is handling the sale of the property at Winkworth, told The Times the owner's plumber connected the Aga (pictured) with a Nest heating app. The lower-ground floor, which tapers out to provide the building's widest spaces at 9ft 11in, is a long dining area with double-height glazed doors leading out to a shaded patio area and garden

Simon Waller, who is handling the sale of the property at Winkworth, told The Times the owner's plumber connected the Aga (pictured) with a Nest heating app. The lower-ground floor, which tapers out to provide the building's widest spaces at 9ft 11in, is a long dining area with double-height glazed doors leading out to a shaded patio area and garden

Simon Waller, who is handling the sale of the property at Winkworth, told The Times the owner’s plumber connected the Aga (pictured) with a Nest heating app. The lower-ground floor, which tapers out to provide the building’s widest spaces at 9ft 11in, is a long dining area with double-height glazed doors leading out to a shaded patio area and garden

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. The current owner decorated the space with a large mirror to make the small area seem wider and allow more light into the room

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. The current owner decorated the space with a large mirror to make the small area seem wider and allow more light into the room

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. The current owner decorated the space with a large mirror to make the small area seem wider and allow more light into the room

The first floor is reached by a spiral staircase where its future owner will find a roof terrace giving views of west London. Mr Woods revealed he had been at a party inside the house in the 1990s, when the bathroom was just one large open space with the staircase in the centre

The first floor is reached by a spiral staircase where its future owner will find a roof terrace giving views of west London. Mr Woods revealed he had been at a party inside the house in the 1990s, when the bathroom was just one large open space with the staircase in the centre

The first floor is reached by a spiral staircase where its future owner will find a roof terrace giving views of west London. Mr Woods revealed he had been at a party inside the house in the 1990s, when the bathroom was just one large open space with the staircase in the centre

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’.

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 shaded patio area and garden.

The view from the hallway shows the art deco spiral staircase. From the entrance hall a set of stairs lead down to the lower ground floor. Another large mirror reflects light around the room and makes the space seem bigger than it is

The view from the hallway shows the art deco spiral staircase. From the entrance hall a set of stairs lead down to the lower ground floor. Another large mirror reflects light around the room and makes the space seem bigger than it is

The view from the hallway shows the art deco spiral staircase. From the entrance hall a set of stairs lead down to the lower ground floor. Another large mirror reflects light around the room and makes the space seem bigger than it is

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

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

A roof terrace leading out from the second bedroom/study offers views across west London. The current owner has placed shrubbery and a table and chairs in the space. The house also features a shaded garden and patio area so there are plenty of outside areas included

A roof terrace leading out from the second bedroom/study offers views across west London. The current owner has placed shrubbery and a table and chairs in the space. The house also features a shaded garden and patio area so there are plenty of outside areas included

A roof terrace leading out from the second bedroom/study offers views across west London. The current owner has placed shrubbery and a table and chairs in the space. The house also features a shaded garden and patio area so there are plenty of outside areas included

The reception room on the ground floor gives its occupants slightly more breathing space at 11ft by 7ft. It features a fire place and another large window overlooking the garden. Other artsy features include a carved out portion of the wall to the left

The reception room on the ground floor gives its occupants slightly more breathing space at 11ft by 7ft. It features a fire place and another large window overlooking the garden. Other artsy features include a carved out portion of the wall to the left

The reception room on the ground floor gives its occupants slightly more breathing space at 11ft by 7ft. It features a fire place and another large window overlooking the garden. Other artsy features include a carved out portion of the wall to the left

The view from the bedroom over to the bath on the floor below. The balcony area also offers views through large windows into the bustling street below. Shepherd's Bush is a lively area with plenty of shops and eateries

The view from the bedroom over to the bath on the floor below. The balcony area also offers views through large windows into the bustling street below. Shepherd's Bush is a lively area with plenty of shops and eateries

The view from the bedroom over to the bath on the floor below. The balcony area also offers views through large windows into the bustling street below. Shepherd’s Bush is a lively area with plenty of shops and eateries

The patio doors from the dining room offer a view out into the garden beyond. The area, filled with greenery and shrubs, offers a shaded outside space

The patio doors from the dining room offer a view out into the garden beyond. The area, filled with greenery and shrubs, offers a shaded outside space

The patio doors from the dining room offer a view out into the garden beyond. The area, filled with greenery and shrubs, offers a shaded outside space

A glass ceiling over the dining table makes sure plenty of light is let into the room. The current owner has likened the house to a classic car. Mr Walker said she tinkered with it constantly

A glass ceiling over the dining table makes sure plenty of light is let into the room. The current owner has likened the house to a classic car. Mr Walker said she tinkered with it constantly

A glass ceiling over the dining table makes sure plenty of light is let into the room. The current owner has likened the house to a classic car. Mr Walker said she tinkered with it constantly

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. Mr Woods revealed he had been at a party inside the house in the 1990s, when the bathroom was just one large open space with the staircase in the centre.

Now divided by a wall, the second floor features a dressing room with a bath and a separate shower room.

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

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

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

The former hat shop, which was the home of fashion photographer Juergen Teller in the 1990s, is arranged over five floors and still features a shop front, with a bowler-hat-shaped lamp in the window

The former hat shop, which was the home of fashion photographer Juergen Teller in the 1990s, is arranged over five floors and still features a shop front, with a bowler-hat-shaped lamp in the window

The former hat shop, which was the home of fashion photographer Juergen Teller in the 1990s, is arranged over five floors and still features a shop front, with a bowler-hat-shaped lamp in the window

Mr Walker said it was the smallest house in London, adding: ‘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 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 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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