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

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

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