The British real estate Winkworth counts among its catalog of homes for sale the one that we could consider the narrowest house of London And, without a doubt, one of the most viral: media from all over the world have echoed the price and size of this property. It has five floors of 1.6 meters wide and less than 8 long and costs no less than 995,000 pounds, that is, 1,098,000 euros. The secret? Not only does it meet the three most important requirements of the real estate sector (location, location and location) for being located in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Shepherd’s Bush, but it also has an attractive history and an intelligent interior design that seems to multiply the dimensions.
For example, the dining room on the lower floor is optically lengthened thanks to the herringbone floor, the glass ceiling and the sober but forceful furniture. These are some of the successes of the reform to which its last owner submitted (a lawyer who has left the British capital to move abroad) who bought it a few years ago for just over half the current price.
The lawyer has not only known how to take advantage of and illuminate the narrow space with solutions such as this wallpaper on the back wall of the bathroom, a wall that reaches the next floor where the bedroom is located and a skylight that floods the entire space with light . He has also managed to underline the bohemian spirit of the neighborhood and of the house itself, which was previously a hat shop.
Optical games, such as painting the sleeping area gray in this minimal white bedroom, manage to avoid the feeling of claustrophobia and increase the light.
The same color scheme (gray and white) is repeated in a kitchen that is not so narrow thanks in part to a huge mirror that reflects the built-in extractor hood.
In the living room, however, the feeling of narrowness has not been avoided: not even the fireplace so well camouflaged in the wall nor the niche on the left prevent claustrophobia in this room.
Make no mistake, it’s the backyard (a backyard London manual) and the glazing of the living room which make the house bright, cozy and inviting.
The garden … and the small terrace on the upper floor (with a small table and two chairs Diamond by Harry Bertoia for Knoll to observe the skyline Londoner) are the lungs of the little house.