Award-winning Clerkenwell skinny house on the market for GBP2m even though it’s only 10ft wide

A mini skyscraper with glass frontage that spans six floors and measures only 127 inches in width is up for sale at GBP2million. It was built by Jo Hagan in late Nineties on the site a disused Clerkenwell cab office. Hagan had planned to build a modern family home there. He ran out of money and had to stop the project. Hagan’s warehouse was sold and Hagan was forced to stop the project. A Foxtons couple commissioned the house instead. The modern gap house, also known as “The Wide House” when it was built, won a Future Homes RIBA award and was featured on Grand Designs. The Independent also voted it one of the top ten modern London buildings. The smart home features wireless controls for lighting, TV, music, and a central vacuum cleaner that has sockets on every floor. Sensor lighting is also available in the kitchen. A lift can be found on all floors. One of the three bedrooms is Foxtons. The floors are limestone with underfloor heating. One of the three bathrooms has a sunken limestone bathtub set in the floor. The two other bathrooms have a limestone floor with underfloor heating. One of the three bedrooms has a sunken limestone bath set in the floor. Greg Nickson, Foxtons’ Clerkenwell sales manager, says that plots for new houses are scarce in Zone 1. It is difficult to believe that a three-bedroom house could be built on such a small plot. Foxtons” The current owners made the house smarter in 2012 when they moved in. Everything, including heating and entertainment, can be controlled remotely from their smart home. The house features vertical living at its best, with stunning views from the roof terrace. Don’t worry, there’s a lift in the middle that can be used for laundry days. “The house is a unique opportunity to own a freehold home so close to the Farringdon Crossrail.