Tiny ‘Tardis-style’ home that looks like wooden shed from street priced at £750k

A Tardis-style home that looks like a tiny windowless property from the outside has gone on the market for £750,000.

The unusual house has just a 12ft wide, single-storey facade from the street but once inside it is deceptively spacious.

Hidden behind the front door the house has an open plan kitchen and dining room and sitting room area with a lower ground floor that has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The 786 square foot home is in Northampton Grove in Islington, North London, and it is thought it was built as an infill property.
It also has a small patio of 23 sq ft.

Paul Williams, from estate agents Savills, said: “This property is a bit of a Tardis. It’s definitely not your typical house.

“This part of London is very quirky. There’s lots of old buildings and gaps that get filled in, especially after bomb damage from the Second World War.

“The infill is very typical but this particular property and style isn’t typical.

“When you look at the property from the outside you take it for granted.

“You walk straight into the sitting room and all that ground floor is one big living space.

The first thing visitors will see is the ground floor, which is ‘one big living space’ (
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“You’ve got space for a dining table that’s big enough for eight people and it’s got lots of windows and light, which you wouldn’t expect from the front.

“From the outside it could be anything. It’s only about 12ft wide. But inside the colour and the finish and everything about it looks great.

“It doesn’t really have a garden but it does have a very small terrace.

“It’s a classic property to suit a single person or a young couple – first time buyers that will live in it for a few years and then move onto the next thing.”

The current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “When we came for our first viewing, we were really excited by it – not only is the property in a great area but it offered such scope and it was clear that after undertaking a significant amount of work, you could create something really quite special here.

“We took time to work out the best way to format the space and created an upstairs living area that has been great for entertaining, while downstairs we have two good-sized double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is an outdoor shower.

“People are always pretty surprised when they come in at what the space entails – you just wouldn’t really know it from walking past the front door.

“Having really loved the time that we have spent here, it’s now time for someone else to enjoy it as much as we have.”

The property has great transport links and lots of shops and eateries nearby, as well as the open space of Clissold Park a mile away.

It comes after a tiny house measuring just 2.4 metres in width is on the market for a cool £650,000 in London – and it’s hiding some treasures.

The two-bedroom terraced pad is on Third Cross Road in Twickenham, but the surprises it holds make it seem more like Dr Who’s Tardis.

The property, which is 10 metres long, has an extended kitchen and diner – so could have enough space for a couple or small family.

And the living room could easily be mistaken for a corridor, but there’s just enough room to fit some armchairs and a sofa.

Upstairs, the house has a double bedroom and a second bedroom which is currently being used as a home office.

Built in 2017, the modern house has underfloor heating all around.

Meanwhile, the ground floor bathroom – situated between the lounge and the kitchen – comfortably fits a full size bath and shower despite its tiny 1.35m width.

At the end of the garden, there’s another one-bedroom annex – which has been suggested as an extra home working area.

The outbuilding, which comes complete a kitchen and bathroom, is actually 4.79m in width.