7ft 7in wide house comes to the market in London

02 February 2018

The Slim House, a three storey London home measuring just 7ft 7in wide, is now for sale through Savills Wandsworth with a guide price of £1m (€1.137m)

Originally the stable access to the rear of the high street, in later years it became one of London’s original ‘gap houses’ making it one of the slimmest properties in the capital. In 2013, London based architects’ studio, Alma-nac, was appointed by the property’s then owners to draw up plans for a three storey extension to create an extra room on each floor, increasing floor space by just over a third to 1,058 square feet. Taking a dining area in the kitchen/living room, an enlarged master bedroom and new bedroom on a top floor, the extension came under a unique ‘ski slope’ roof at the back of the house which helps bring in natural light on each storey.

Situated within a conversation area, the property comprises two reception rooms on the ground floor with a kitchen breakfast room to the rear which leads out to a 48 ft landscaped garden. The second floor includes the master bedroom with dressing room and shower room as well as an additional bedroom, while the third floor takes in two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Key design features include bespoke integrated shelving units, storage and a loft above the top floor while main southerly facing rooms benefit from increased head-heights and an outlook to the garden and sky.

The property has appeared in numerous property documentaries and features, including George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.

The current owner, advertising executive, Aimee Luther, purchased The Slim House in 2014. Having lived in the locality, her search for an apartment nearby eventually led her to the property which offered both the location and internal and external space she had been seeking, albeit in bijoux house form.

Of the sale, Aimee Luther, the current owner, says: “Until I bought Slim House four years’ ago, I had previously thought that look-alike Victorian flats were my only option. This house has a slice of everything but on a slightly slimmer scale and no downsides of having neighbours above or below. I have loved living in a fabulous part of SW11 in the heart of a friendly, local neighbourhood and I’ve no doubt that the next owner will have equal pride in owning this piece of architectural brilliance.”

Jasper Colliver, head of Savills Wandsworth says: “Its unique proportions make The Slim House a really rare find and one of just a handful in London. Having been extended by its former owners, the property has been cleverly designed with well-placed storage and bespoke fittings to maximise the 1,058 square feet of living accommodation. Its modern specification and location – just minutes’ from Northcote Road and Clapham Junction – coupled with its attractive façade make The Slim House a truly special home. Interest has been wide ranging; to date we have had interest from downsizers wanting to retain a number of bedrooms and outside space, as well as local couples and those seeking a London base with good local transport connections.”


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