Chelsea’s smallest house is for sale, so we took a look
There are times for all of us when we look around our homes and sign the lack of space. If only there was another room, a second toilet, a nice loft.
But, trust us, things could be much smaller. This Georgian house is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Even at a tiny 290 square feet, we can’t say for sure that it’s the smallest house in London, but it’s for sure the smallest house in Chelsea.
For reference, a standard one-car garage is about 200 square feet, so imagine having to live your life in less than a year and a half… Even with that, it’s not exactly budget property – it currently is. on the market for £1.2 million.
The smallest house in Chelsea
The adorably small but remarkably luxurious house has been renovated by the owner over the past four years.
Located next to St Luke’s & Christ Church, this was once the gravedigger’s house. But its history is as unique as its size since it was also used as a confectionery in the 60s. As you do.
The entry hall
Well…the lobby cut a number of other things. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of multi-tasking to get the most out of this property’s footprint.
The rather large front door is surrounded by clever built-in storage, and the large window, screen above the door and use of uplighting keep things light and bright.
The first floor
Yes, the lobby is also pretty much the entire first floor. The small living room and the dining room also open onto a kitchen.
The TV is designed to look like a mirror, which means you boost light levels without harming it by having a large black box on the wall.
There are small kitchens and then there are little kitchens. That said, it’s smartly designed by Bulthaup and packed with everything you need.
Choosing sleek, handleless cabinetry helps keep things streamlined – always important in a small space.
In the kitchen door you will find the small shower room. Again, while it may lack physical space, the clever use of mirrors and lighting helps trick the eye into appearing larger.
The choice to use the same tiles as in the bathroom will also confuse the spaces if the door were to remain open, seeming to enlarge the kitchen space.
Perhaps technically more of a landing, this small bedroom comes straight out of the spiral staircase from below.
As with everything in this home, size isn’t everything, though. The bed is retractable when not in use. Plus, there’s a spotlight above, so you can watch the huge mansions of Sell CO to your heart’s content.
The bedroom space also has a window seat with views of St Luke’s Gardens beyond. And there’s a lot more storage than you might expect, having been carefully integrated during the redesign.
The roof terrace
Going up the last section of the stairs and a roof light opens leading you onto the roof. The pretty terrace may be small, but has more than enough room for a bistro table and chairs for you to sit and enjoy a glass of champagne in the evening. We are at Chelsea, after all.
This tiny house is currently on the market with Harding Green (opens in a new tab) for £1.2million.
What do you say ? Is the zip code worth the price?