One of London’s skinniest houses is on the market — and it’ll cost you more than the average price to rent it.
The “must see” two-bedroom, two-bathroom “Wee House” on Clerkenwell’s Laystall Street is listed through Dexters estate agents for £700 per week or £3,033 per month.
The eight-foot wide property is split over four floors, and “every inch of space has been used and maximised to the highest standard,” according to Dexters.
If you can get over the size, the location is ideal — “Wee House” is less than half a mile from Chancery Lane and Farringdon underground stations, and Covent Garden, Russell Square, Temple, and Blackfriars are all less than a mile away.
Wee House is unique on Laystall Street, which is made up mostly of modern blocks. It has two bedrooms, two wet rooms, a library nook, and two reception rooms with a glass-roofed mezzanine floor, according to The Evening Standard.
Originally a shop, the site was originally converted into a one-bedroom flat, according to The Evening Standard, but has since been overhauled by architects to make the most of all available space — a project that, at time, involved abseiling to get into the building.
The kitchen sits on the ground floor and has a window that looks out onto the street. There is room for a small dining table. Below the kitchen lies a basement with a guest bedroom.
The first floor is taken up by the living room. A master bedroom is one level up, with a mezzanine shower room above it.
Chris Dowds, Lettings Director at the Dexters Clerkenwell office, said that the average rent for a two-bedroom in the area, which he calls “the high-end face of edgy east London,” is around £2,600 per month.
“It is slightly smaller than most two bedrooms that rent for its asking price,” Dowds said. “However, it offers that little bit of something special, which is of high importance to the creative minds of Clerkenwell dwellers. It would make the perfect pied-à-terre.”
He added that Clerkenwell attracts “creative industry professionals thanks to its range of fantastic places to eat, drink and live all close to work,” and has “fascinating history and character,” with buildings such as St John’s Gate dating as far back as the sixteenth century.
“The area offers warehouse conversions, period townhouses, luxury apartment blocks and anything in between within a commercial setting,” he said.
“Whether you buy a whole cow in Smithfield market, haggle for diamonds in Hatton Garden, enjoy Clerkenwell Design Week or dine in the dark at Dans Le Noir, Clerkenwell will keep you inspired. Still, the Wee House is fairly unusual even for Clerkenwell!”