Truly slim pickings for housing these days
Ironically located on Long Lane, off Camden Street, this little house is actually a complete accident. Reflected in its number, the little house sits beside 19 and 20, 19A is the only house in the row of redbrick terraces with a letter attached to it.
Built in the early 1900c, the little house is actually a complete accident- the builders started building at either end of the street, and when they met in the middle they realised there was a sizeable chunk left. The entrepreneurial builders spotted an opportunity and slotted the house into the site. Less than 2m in width, the space just about fitted a house into the site and the 'slimmest' house was born. Despite it's diminutive size at one point in the 1950s the house was shockingly home to a family of 12.
Over the years the little house has garnered a lot of attention and indeed it has an interesting listing history. In 2013 it was placed on the market for €136,000, with a large jump seen in 2019 when it was re-listed for €285,000. In 2020 it was once again on the market with a €199,000 price tag before being placed on the market two years later for €250,000. Most recently it hit the market in March 2023 with the not-so-little price tag of €235,000.
Photos from Buckley Real Estate show that the little house has gone through extensive renovation. Inside, it's modern and bright with plenty of colour pops, despite being just 32sq m (344sq ft) in size. The house sleeps four people, with a bunk bed in the small entrance hall and a double bed in the converted attic, the space also has a bathroom, galley kitchen and a yard with a patio with a shed at the end.
The location of the house is hard to beat, on a residential street smack bang in the middle of the hustle and bustle, with Portobello and Camden Street nearby and incredible transport links just a stone's throw away.
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Header images:/ Buckley Real Estate