'Well-proportioned' London house measuring just 8ft wide goes on sale for £750,000

The listing comes amid a growing housing crisis in the UK

Heather Saul
Wednesday 15 April 2015 16:36
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The house is sandwiched between two larger properties
The house is sandwiched between two larger properties

A house measuring just over 8ft wide and described as “well-proportioned” by an estate agent has gone on the market for £749,000 in London.

The two-bedroom property in Barnsbury, North London, has three floors, a garden and is located close to central Underground stations, including King’s Cross St Pancreas.

However, the biggest room in the house, the master bedroom, measures just 8ft 8in wide and 14.6 ft long, while a study is just under 5ft wide. The property is described by Foxtons estate agent as a “stylish two bedroom period house” which offers “well-proportioned space throughout”.

The kitchen inside the property (Foxtons)

A Twickenham property also measuring 8ft across recently went up for sale at £300,000.

The listing comes amid a growing housing crisis, with lower income residents in London among those being forced to move further and further into the edges of the capital as prices soar.

A few of a room leading into the garden (Foxtons)

A pertinent example of this was the 64-bedroomed Georgian stately home in Shropshire that went on sale for less than a two-bedroomed flat in west London, where the average flat typically goes on sale for up to £3 million.

Housing has become a key issue ahead of the general election, with the Conservatives pledging to extend the right-to-buy scheme to families living in 1.3 million housing association properties. The scheme has prompted fears the affordable housing stock will be vastly diminished, forcing more people out of the city.

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