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Super Skinny London Flat On The Market For Almost £800,000

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Super Skinny London Flat On The Market For Almost £800,000

A super skinny flat in London has gone on the market for almost £800,000 ($1,099,000) .

The two-bedroom flat looks ludicrously narrow from across the road in Thurloe Square, South Kensington, but that doesn't mean it won't cost you a pretty penny in the highly desirable area.

Plus, the appearance of the so-called 'Thin House' is a somewhat of an optical illusion.

The building gets wider. Credit: Purple Bricks
The building gets wider. Credit: Purple Bricks
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At its narrowest end, it is only 6ft wide, but the terrace is actually triangular and gets wider as it goes along.

Still, the flat - which has gone up for sale for £795,000 - is hardly spacious, with a width of about 13ft at its narrow end.

They've made the best of the footage inside though, which all looks pretty immaculate.

It's nice inside, which you'd expect for the price. Credit: Purple Bricks
It's nice inside, which you'd expect for the price. Credit: Purple Bricks
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It also comes with a fittingly slim south-facing terrace - though I'm not sure how much sun it will catch.

A description of the property on Purple Bricks reads: "A beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom home in fantastic decorative order in historic former artist studios.

"Located on one of the best Garden Squares in Kensington and Chelsea with direct access to a south-facing patio/terrace as well as access to the beautiful and dog-friendly Thurloe Square Gardens.

Not sure that's gonna catch any sun. Credit: Purple Bricks
Not sure that's gonna catch any sun. Credit: Purple Bricks
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"Thurloe Square is situated in the heart of the Thurloe/Smith Charity Conservation area and is ideally positioned in the heart of South Kensington to take advantage of the wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes of the immediate area in Chelsea and Knightsbridge as well as excellent transport links that include Circle, District and Piccadilly lines."

The flat is in a very affluent area. Credit: Purple Bricks
The flat is in a very affluent area. Credit: Purple Bricks

If you like your skinny houses much cheaper though, you may want to head to the US.

A two-bedroom property in Illinois went viral because of it's ridiculously streamlined appearance; but just like the Kensington flat, the 'pie house' gets wider towards the other end.

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There are skinny homes on both sides of 'the pond'. Credit: Zillow
There are skinny homes on both sides of 'the pond'. Credit: Zillow

The property was on the market last year, and the advert read: "You can now own Deerfield's famous 'Pie House'!

"This iconic home is larger than [it] appears, with over 1600 square feet of living space including the finished basement. Good natural light with lots of character.

"This one bedroom (plus one in the basement), two and [a] half bath home has plenty to offer! Open floor plan on main level with hardwood floors."

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Someone snapped it up in May for for $295,000 (£214,700) - just a sliver of the price of the London flat.

Featured Image Credit: Purple Bricks

Topics: UK News, Interesting, Weird, House, London

Jake Massey
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