Narrow alleyway which was once used by pedestrians walking to a hospital will be the new home of a 1,500sq/ft property.
HOK architects and developers Bolsover Street Ltd are converting the pathway into a 1,500sq/ft property – dubbed “The Skinny House”.
This narrow alleyway on a busy road in central London is set to be transformed – into a multi-million pound luxury home
The alleyway was previously used as a link path to the now-closed Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital near Regent’s Park
Dubbed ‘The Skinny House’, it will have a courtyard at ground level and a fourth floor terrace
The plans to transform the alleyway were this week approved by Westminster Council
This week the plans were approved by Westminster Council as property professionals praised the developer’s “out-of-the-box thinking”.
The path once used to lead pedestrians to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, near Regent’s Park.
Plans reveal the uniquely located home, with five floors, will have a ground level courtyard and a fourth floor terrace encompassing three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
There will also be an open plan kitchen/diner on the ground floor and a roof light on the terrace.
The house will be sandwiched between two large commercial buildings, and likely command a hefty price tag as similar properties are on the market for £2 million.
There has not yet been any valuation placed on the property by Marylebone estate agents.
There will be an open plan kitchen/diner on the lower ground floor with a roof light onto the terrace
This is how the home may appear from the outside when it is squeezed into a spot that is just 3.1 metres wide
The property was designed by HOK Architects and will be developed by Bolsover Street Ltd.
Buying agent Henry Pryor was less convinced of the aspects and ethics of turning an alleyway into an extravagant home.
He said: “This is of course just another example of the madness of the London housing market and the lengths that people now have to go to find somewhere to call home.”
Edward Corry-Reid, director at Aylesford International, explained how it would be an incredibly unusual property.
He added: “It is fantastic to see someone has taken the initiative to create a living space for someone but is it going to work for a family?
“I am not sure.”
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