Offering simply 290 sq ft associated with floor space and just 8ft 2″ wide at its narrowest point, the home is one of London’s smallest detached houses.
But it packs quite a bit into its teeny structure, giving the property a ‘mini mansion’ feel.
You’d expect that for a £1. 2million price tag, mind you.
The two-storey home previously served as a gravedigger’s cottage, then went on to be a sweet shop.
In 2017 it was put up for sale for the first time in 50 years, and was bought by property developer Robin Swailes, who beat out 17 other bidders to land it for £713, 000.
Robin Swailes then spent around £400, 000 turning what he described as a ‘doll’s house’ into a glorious home.
Now, he’s selling it on for £1. 2million – or £4, 137 per square foot.
The home has lots of clever features to make the most of its limited space.
A retractable bed folds into the wall and is concealed by wooden paneling, with an LG projector above and a Bose sound bar.
In the living room, a TV hides behind a mirror and a tiny table is nestled into a space by the staircase, which has been strategically designed to make the room appear more spacious.
We’ll talk you through the floor plan (although there’s not much to run through).
On the ground floor is where you’ll find the reception room (with a chesterfield sofa that opens into a bed) and a small galley kitchen… and a wet room.
Yes, the bathroom is right by the kitchen, so you could leave the door open and view your dinner on the hob as you pee.
Despite its size, the kitchen has quite a bit packed in, including a microwave, an oven, and a washer-drier.
Upstairs you’ll find the bedroom, with aforementioned fold-away bed and smart storage crafted from wood.
Above that is a roof terrace, so you can easily get some fresh air when you’re feeling a tad suffocated in such a small space.
Robin Swailes, 59, said: ‘It is a challenge to work with small spaces and you can make them beautiful with design, that’s the challenge we took on here.
‘It’s a fantastic location, beautifully proportioned, a sort of mini-mansion.
‘We didn’t really have a budget, I just wanted to make it the best I could. We spent about £30, 000 just having the staircase made, it was designed to have light coming through and make the room appear more spacious.
‘The skylight to the roof terrace opens hydraulically at the touch of a button, that will cost £35, 000.
‘Everything is done to amazing standards. We used superyachts as our inspiration on how to best use the space. ’
Edward McCulloch, from Harding Green estate agents, who are selling the home, added: ‘The uniqueness of the size is you are effectively buying something the size of an one-bedroom flat but its a freehold and you haven’t got the outgoings of a flat such as ground rent or lease worries.
‘The location is spectacular. You have a detached house overlooking one of the prettiest parks in south west London.
‘Robin has done a beautiful job on it, this individual basically stripped it back towards the bones and redid that. He has put a lot of love and care into it.
‘The design is akin to kitting out a very expensive yacht. It has all the gadgetry, you’ve got something you can take the particular keys and move into the next day.
‘Every square millimetre has been used. The care and attention to detail he has put into it makes the idea very special.
‘We’ve had a lot of international interest already. ’
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