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ould you live in a house nar­rower than a train car­riage? That’s the ques­tion on the lips of any­one view­ing this ex­tra­or­di­nary house for sale, which mea­sures just 7ft 7in wide.

It’s known as a ‘gap house’ be­cause the prop­erty was built in a pas­sage­way in be­tween two shops. But, de­spite its tiny width, the three-storey prop­erty of­fers two re­cep­tion rooms, a kitchen-diner, four bed­rooms in­clud­ing a mas­ter with an en-suite, a fam­ily bath­room and a 48ft gar­den.

Known of­fi­cially as The Slim House, the prop­erty has a steep slop­ing roof that swoops down from the front to the gar­den at the back. And its de­sign is so un­usual that TV pre­sen­ter Ge­orge Clarke fea­tured it on his Chan­nel 4 pro­gramme Amaz­ing Spa­ces.

The prop­erty is in the Clapham area of SW Lon­don and was orig­i­nally de­vel­oped by a young first­time buyer cou­ple who bought it for £430,000 be­fore it was then sold to an ad­ver­tis­ing ex­ec­u­tive in 2014, who has now put it on the mar­ket for £1 mil­lion.

“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,” says sell­ing agent Jasper Col­liver of Sav­ills (0208 8774 811). But the prop­erty is not the slimmest in the UK.

Ac­cord­ing to the Guin­ness Book of Records, the nar­row­est in the world is a ter­raced house on the Scot­tish is­land of Great Cum­brae, which mea­sures just 37inches wide at the front.

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