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London Property - Level 4

House values are rising worldwide. The price of a house in London is raising eyebrows. It is 2 metres wide and is on sale for $1.3 million. This could buy you a seven-bedroom mansion elsewhere in the UK. The "skinny" house has five floors and two bedrooms. The real estate agent said: "It started life as a hat shop and was converted by a fashion photographer - the ultimate designer house....It's quirky and charming and great for entertaining."

The property is 1.6 metres at its narrowest point and 8 metres long. There is a kitchen and dining room on the first floor, and a living room on the second floor. The main bedroom is on the fifth floor. Despite its cramped space, it is a one-of-a-kind design, like a luxury yacht. The agent said it "makes the most of small spaces". It is ideal for a young couple or single person. The agent said: "It is a unique part of London history. It's a bit of London magic."

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London Property - Level 5

House values are rising around the world. The price of one property in London is raising eyebrows. It is just 2 metres wide and is on the market for $1.3 million. This could buy you a spacious seven-bedroom mansion with huge gardens elsewhere in the UK. The "skinny" house is just 2 metres wide, but it has five floors. The two-bedroom house is in west London. The real estate agent Winkworth said: "It started life as a hat shop and was converted by a fashion photographer - the ultimate designer house....It's quirky and charming and great for entertaining."

The property is just 1.6 metres at its narrowest point and is 8 metres long. There is a kitchen and dining room on the first floor, a living room on the second floor, with a spiral staircase that leads up to the third floor. The main bedroom is on the fifth floor. Despite its cramped space, it is a one-of-a-kind home. The interior design is like a luxury yacht. The agent said it "makes the most of small spaces". It is ideal for a young couple or single person who sees its beauty, "and will snap it up". The agent said: "It is a unique part of London history. It's a bit of London magic."

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London Property - Level 6

Even though house prices are sky-rocketing around the world, one property's price tag in London is raising eyebrows. A house billed as "the skinniest" in London is on the market for $1.3 million. In other areas of the UK, one could purchase a spacious seven-bedroom mansion with sprawling grounds for that sum. However, the skinny house is just 2 metres wide, although it does have five floors. The two-bedroom house is in west London and is being sold by real estate agent Winkworth. The agent said: "It started life as a hat shop and was converted by a fashion photographer - the ultimate designer house....It's quirky and charming and great for entertaining."

The eye-catching property is just 1.6 metres at its narrowest point and is 8 metres long. There is a kitchen, dining room and patio garden on the first floor. On the second floor there is a living room, with a spiral staircase that leads up to the third floor, which has a study, bedroom and roof terrace. The main bedroom is on the fifth floor. Despite its cramped space, Winkworth says it is a one-of-a-kind abode. It said: "The interior design has the bespoke approach of a luxury yacht, making the most of small spaces." It added that: "The house is ideal for a young couple or an individual who sees the beauty for what it is and will snap it up. It is a unique part of London history. It's a bit of London magic."

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