7ft-Wide House is on Sale for £1.25m, Because London

By James O Malley on at

If you want a sure-fire way to make yourself constantly furious, living in London is a safe bet. If squeezing on to the Victoria Line at rush hour won't do it, or if negotiating the crowds in a consumer dystopia known as Westfield isn't enough to tip you over the edge - you can simply think about the house prices.

The Evening Standard reports that a house that is seven feet wide - yes, just 84 inches or 2.1m - has gone on the market for £1.25 million.

The property, which is on the market with Winkworths and is located on Peel Street in Kensington, just a stone's throw away from Notting Hill Gate station. The 538 square foot property contains two bedrooms, a drawing room, kitchen, roof terrace, and the depressed realisation that someone will probably stump up the cash for it.

Apparently it was built to fill an existing gap between the two homes either side in the 30s, and since an extra floor has been added on top. Presumably the neighbours were thrilled. It even comes with pre-approved planning permission for digging out a basement.

The deeds to the home also reveal that at one point 15 people lived in the property, which by the standard of some modern London house-shares doesn't sound completely awful.

Alternatively, you could live in Newcastle, where for the same price you can afford this seven bedroom estate that comes with 110 acres of land. [Standard]