This London house may seem narrow, but the layout works (Picture: Sceon+Berne)
From the outside, this London home might look thinner than most and you probably don’t expect much space inside.
But the clever layout and rooms that stretch right back make it quirky but very livable.
The reception room in the property, currently on sale for £775,000, is the narrowest part at just 2.23m, making it thinner than a double decker bus as a Routemaster measures around 2.44 m.
But the extension and reworking means some areas are wider, with the kitchen and dining room measuring 3.06m.
The open plan layout in the living space makes it feel much bigger than it is and at the back there is another surprise – a beautiful garden that is much wider than the rooms inside.
The outside of the house (Picture: Sceon+Berne)
The kitchen area, flowing through to open plan living area (Picture: Sceon+Berne)
If you’re worried about where all your stuff will go, there is a basement storage unit hidden beneath.
Located On Queen’s Road, between Mortlake and Barnes stations, the description says the property is ‘cool and unique’.
The listing adds: ‘This wonderful home features light and airy split level living space, an unusually wide landscaped garden and a sought after location.
‘Further features include exposed brick work, outside storage, refitted shower room, kitchen snug, skylight lanterns, sash windows as well as practical double glazing and gas central heating.
‘There is a private front door with stairs immediately up to a raised kitchen/breakfast room with eating area, storage and an open view through to the back reception with stairs leading down to this lounge.
The reception room is the thinnest part of the house (Picture: Sceon+Berne)
The garden is much wider than the house (Picture: Sceon+Berne)
‘The lounge is an eclectic space with a high level bookcase accessed via a wheeled library ladder, sitting/tv area, side door to outside and then bi-folding doors onto the garden.
‘The first floor offers a landing with storage, a gorgeous shower room with sliding door, front bedroom with exposed brick wall and double glazed sash windows and a rear double bedroom with built in wardrobes.’
David McKenna, from Sceon+Berne estate agents, who are selling the property for the third time in 20 years, told the Evening Standard: ‘It’s like going into a boat when you open the front door.
‘You walk up some stairs into this cool, open-plan kitchen and there’s a line of sight right through [and down] to the back garden.”
‘It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea of course. But it’s something a little bit different, particularly for the area that it’s in.’
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