Three-bedroom luxury home squeezed into narrow alleyway in upmarket Fitzrovia ‘could sell for £2.7m’

Plans to transform a narrow alleyway on a busy street in central London into a multi-million pound three-bedroom luxury home have been given the green light.

Dubbed ‘The Skinny House’, the property will be sandwiched between a pub and an office block in an alleyway just 3.1 metres wide on Euston Road in upmarket Fitzrovia. 

It will be built over four storeys with a courtyard on the ground floor and a terrace on the top floor with views of Regent’s Park.

The property will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and dining area and a separate living room, according to the plans which were approved by Westminster Council this week. 

As it is now: The 3.1 metre wide alleyway in Euston Road (Westminster Council)

The alleyway in which the house will be built is just a stone’s throw away from Great Portland Street Tube station and was previously used to access the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital before the site was redeveloped.

Designed by HOK architects, the house will also have space to park two bicycles and will be developed by Bolsover Street Limited.

Westminster Council’s planning sub-committee granted permission for the property to be built at a meeting on Tuesday.

Narrow house: The property will have three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a roof terrace (HOK Architects)

Jonathan Hudson, director of Hudsons Property, a West End estate agent in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, said that with the right buyer, the house could fetch up to £2.7m.

He told the Standard: “I think it’s going to suit a certain palette. 

“It could be a really quirky pad for someone who would want to say, ‘You want to come and see my place?’ It’s certainly an acquired taste.

The floor plans for the house

“I can see an exec or someone well-paid who is looking for something a little bit quirky and a little bit unusual living there.

“It’s not going to suit a family for certain. 

“If you look at the values locally in Marylebone and Fitzrovia and the really high end Bolsover Street development that added to the area as well, you may just get somebody that comes along and is willing to pay about £2.7m.

“That is assuming you have got someone who is in the market for something this quirky. It may take a bit longer to sell. It’s all about finding the right person.”

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