Kicker – Pricey but skinny real estate

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Here’s some real estate news in case you’re looking for a place in London town. 

The asking price is $1.3 million. A lot of money, for sure. But relative to other real estate in London, it’s sort of a bargain. The average home there goes for more than $700,000. 

And this thing? It’s like a small skyscraper! Five stories high, luxurious touches galore, and in a desirable district. 

Listing agent David Myers had this to say about the property:

MYERS: The house is simply so special because of how unique it is. There’s no house in London that—there are houses in London that are five stories high, but not that have such a unique space, such individuality.

Aaah, but there’s a catch. 

BASHAM: I knew it! 

Right? Well, what makes the home unique is it’s only 6 feet wide! It’s known as the skinniest home in London. And only around 1000 square feet.  

The structure built over 100 years ago originally served as a Victorian hat shop with storage and living space above. 

BASHAM: History, hats, and an incentive to purge. 

I could use that!

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(Photo/Winkworth) The thinnest house in London

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