Deceptive London house skinnier than a London bus goes on sale for £600K

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The tardis-style house is actually really spacious. (Rightmove/Homesite)

A TARDIS-style home, which in some parts is skinnier than a London bus, is now up for sale for just under £600,000. 

The unusual one-bedroom home in trendy Notting Hill in London, may be narrow, but it sure packs a lot into the modest space.

A look at the floor plan reveals the bedroom to be 2.27m in width and the kitchen 2.37m wide, which is a little skinnier than a double decker bus at 2.44m wide.

But what it lacks in size, the unique home certainly makes up for in style, with two floors and some super smart, space-enhancing interiors.

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The property is packed with space-saving features including a wall-mounted TV. (Rightmove/Homesite)

Arranged over two floors, the maisonette level apartment with its own private entrance and offers a light, airy split-level living space with a bedroom, Insta-worthy kitchen, living area, bathroom and even an additional study space.

The description on Rightmove reveals that the modern, fully fitted kitchen is kitted out with brand new Siemans appliances, a hob built into the worktop and fitted microwave. 

The floor plan reveals the bedroom and kitchen are slimmer than a London bus. (Rightmove/Homesite)
The floor plan reveals the bedroom and kitchen are slimmer than a London bus. (Rightmove/Homesite)

The private front door opens onto the kitchen, which then leads onto the impressive stairs and a cosy sitting/TV area, with wall-mounted television. 

The lower ground level consists of a handy study area with built in wardrobes, sliding doors leading to a separate bedroom and family bathroom with herringbone laid, metro-style and marble tiles and modern fixtures, worthy of a design magazine.

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The property even manages to pack in a study space. (Rightmove/Homesite)

The home benefits from a whole wealth of traditional features including high ceilings, large sash windows, a skylight and bespoke carpentry with a feature spiral staircase.

From the outside the home may appear small, but it has been designed using clever tricks to maximise space including built in shelves, wall-mounted televisions and wall to ceiling cupboards to make the most of storage nooks. 

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The light-filled modern kitchen. (Rightmove/Homesite)

Further covetable features include a wall-mounted breakfast bar, skylight lanterns and period-style sash windows as well as an open living area. 

The current owners have also used other clever hacks to make the most of the narrow footprint, building a desk into a hallway space and using floor-to-ceiling storage and a sliding door on the bedroom. 

Located in a sought-after part of London, the home is tucked away on a quiet cobbled mews a stone’s throw away from the market, boutiques and cafe's of both Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove.

The home is currently for sale via Homesite and will no doubt garner plenty of interest from those looking for a unique property that offers a clever solution to city living. 

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It isn't the only skinny home that has caused a stir recently. Last year a house believed to be the narrowest in London went on sale for an impressive £1million.

The unusual property on Goldhawk Road in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, may be just 5ft 5in wide, but certainly makes up for its lack of width with five floors of swish interiors.

Offering two bedrooms, an impressive kitchen, dining room and bathroom, as well as a roof terrace with views over West London and a leafy garden to the rear, the unique house was once owned by fashion photographer Juergen Teller but was sold on in 2009.

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The bedroom is small but incredibly stylish. (Rightmove/Homesite)
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Floor to ceiling wardrobes make the most of storage space. (Rightmove/Homesite)

More recently, a tiny detached house which measures just 4m by 4m has gone on the market for £235,000.

The quirky one-bedroom property, which has its own garden, is believed to be one of the smallest detached houses in the UK.

The unique freehold house is located in the grounds of the historic Grimston Park, North Yorkshire, and measures just four metres squared above ground.

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The Insta-worthy bathroom. (Rightmove/Homesite)

It follows the sale of a two-bedroom home, believed to be the smallest detached house in Britain, which went on sale earlier this year for £140,000.

The unique property in Nottingham is spread over two floors and includes a freestanding roll top bath, loft space and side access to a back garden and patio area and packs a lot into its small footprint.

Whats more, property hunters back in April could have nabbed themselves a bit of a bargain as the house was available for £243,000 less than the average UK detached home, which is usually priced at £383,000, and £44,000 cheaper than a standard terraced property.

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