It’s surprising what you can do with a small space, as this tiny house (opens in new tab) proves.
The 8ft-wide former workshop in East Dulwich, London, has been converted into a two bedroom house with an open plan kitchen and a garden.
The former workshop has a new, industrial inspired interior. But the most notable feature? The compact property is arranged vertically, and it's narrower than a London bus.
Measuring exactly 8.1ft wide, it's just shy of the width of a new Routemaster bus (which comes in at 8ft and 3.25 inches wide).
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The property might raise some eyebrows outside the city, as the Dulwich dwelling comes with a price tag of £600,000 (opens in new tab), but the two bedroom home offers open plan living and a secluded south facing rear garden in the heart of East Dulwich.
The property has retained its original workshop door, and a manicured entrance opens straight into the open plan kitchen and entertaining area.
Floor to ceiling Crittall doors (opens in new tab) open onto a secluded south facing rear garden, and flood the ground floor space with natural daylight.
Wood decking (opens in new tab) outside gives the garden a clean look, while tall border fences give plenty of privacy from neighbouring properties.
As the property is just over 8 ft wide, you may have to get creative with your furniture choices.
The listing shows that despite its size, the living room still manages to fit in a sofa, armchair, table and TV.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, complete with grey-painted wooden floors and antique-style cast-iron radiators, as well as a recently updated shower room (opens in new tab).
Despite the compact size of the bedroom spaces, both feature French doors onto balconies (opens in new tab), one facing the street and one facing the garden.
The white bedroom (opens in new tab) schemes help to make the compact bedrooms feel more spacious, as the white colour bounces light around the room to make it feel brighter and airier.
With sleek materials, a grey colour palette throughout and a cool Crittall (opens in new tab) patio door leading right out on the contemporary south-facing decked rear garden, the home is a textbook example of industrial chic.
The property is 0.8 miles to East Dulwich Station and 1.4 miles to Peckham Rye, and it's close to the cafes, bars and restaurants on Lordship Lane.
Christopher Burton, Head of Knight Frank’s Dulwich office commented, “This great little house offers a south facing garden, carefully considered layout and modern design features.”
The property is for sale through KnightFrank.co.uk (opens in new tab)
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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