Tiny flat with bed on a shelf above the kitchen goes on sale in Barnsbury for £275,000

The agent says the property would 'make an ideal pied-a-terre' (Picture: Zoopla)

The agent says the property would 'make an ideal pied-a-terre' (Picture: Zoopla) - Credit: Archant

A miniscule flat with a shelf for a bed on sale for £275,000 is the latest example of Islington’s astronomical house prices.

Measuring just 188sqm it must be one of London's smallest properties (Picture: Zoopla)

Measuring just 188sqm it must be one of London's smallest properties (Picture: Zoopla) - Credit: Archant

The pokey property in Richmond Avenue, Barnsbury, is essentially just one room and provides a toilet inches from the shower, has become the latest online symbol of ludicrous house prices in the capital.

Marketed as an ‘ideal pied-a-terre’, estate agents say the ‘unique 1-bed house’ provides a ‘creative open plan living space’, which is a euphemism for the fact you climb up some stairs over the kitchen area and sleep on a mezzanine shelf above the rest of the flat.

Small homes have been big news in Islington over recent weeks.

In June, a notorious ‘shoebox’ apartment in Kember Street, Islington, with just inches between the bed and kitchen cupboards, sparked national outrage after it was marketed for £737 a month by landlord Andrew Panayi, 67, who owns more than 40 properties in and around Caledonian Road.

It is on the market for £275,000 (Picture: Zoopla)

It is on the market for £275,000 (Picture: Zoopla) - Credit: Archant


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From the subsequent Islington Council investigation, last week a building in Holloway hwas hit with an order to stop 19 tiny bedsits inside it from being rented out.

The flat is located in the Barnsbury area of Islington in north London (Picture: Zoopla)

The flat is located in the Barnsbury area of Islington in north London (Picture: Zoopla) - Credit: Archant

Well the agent does say it offers 'convenient living' (Picture: Zoopla)

Well the agent does say it offers 'convenient living' (Picture: Zoopla) - Credit: Archant

The property is in a sought-after location, which may explain the whopping price for the tiny house

The property is in a sought-after location, which may explain the whopping price for the tiny house (Picture: Zoopla) - Credit: Archant

Sleeping arrangements consist of a shelf above the kitchen are (Picture: Zoopla)

Sleeping arrangements consist of a shelf above the kitchen are (Picture: Zoopla) - Credit: Archant

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