Inside ‘UK’s thinnest house’ less than two metres wide on market for £950,000

Arguably the UK's "thinnest house" squeezes down to just 5.6ft and could be yours for £950,000.

But the five-storey home is wedged neatly between a doctor's surgery and a shuttered hairdressing salon in Shepherds Bush in the west of the capital.

It has five floors and measures a total of 1034 square metres – and is described as having a "unique charm", the MirrorOnline reports.

"Unique, beautiful, stylish and quite probably the thinnest house in England. So much more than a home," the description reads on the ad.

The unusual property, originally a Victorian hat shop with storage for merchandise and living quarters on its upper floors, was built sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century.

David Myers of Winkworth Shepherd's Bush, who is handling the sale, told Insider the house would be suited towards "creative types such as media people, designers, and photographers" and "is not designed to be a family home."

He said: "I think people are drawn to them simply because of their unique charm, character, and originality.

"After all, how many of us can say we live in something so eccentric instead of the more conventional home we all seem to gravitate to?"

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On the advert, it says: "Unique is an oft overused word, especially by estate agents.

"Perhaps this overuse is why it feels so completely inadequate when it comes to describing this genuinely individual property which, despite its surface oddness is actually very easy to live with."

The house has an Aga-powered, Nest-controlled central heating system, period parquets flooring, an original deco bathtub, a roof terrace and double full height glass doors leading from the glazed dining area out onto the private patio garden.

"Viewings have never been so highly recommended," the ad says.

Estate agents Chestertons predicts that house prices in Greater London will drop 2% by the end of 2021.

But it added that "central London and other high-value locations are likely to fair better and we [Chestertons] expect prices to stabilise and even rise by 2% in some high-value locations".

And it went on: "Brexit is unlikely to have much short-term impact on the housing market."

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