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Ingenious ‘Tardis’ house that is squeezed into 11ft space at front but spreads to 28ft at back

The owners of a four bedroom ‘Tardis’ house hope that they have found a gap in the market after putting it up for sale for £1.25million.

The novel property is just 11ft wide at the front and fits perfectly in the narrow gap between two Victorian houses.

However, it has a clever L shaped extension at the rear, giving the back of the three storey property a width of 28ft.

On the site of a former coach house in New Cross, south London, the unique property has been designed by architects Selencky and Parsons and constructed using bricks from the original building that stood there.

The Coach House (centre) has been cleverly designed in an L shape to fit perfectly in the narrow gap between two Victorian houses

The unique three storey, four bedroom property in New Cross, South London, widens out at the end and opens up onto its garden

The unique three storey, four bedroom property in New Cross, South London, widens out at the end and opens up onto its garden

The home, which is on the site of a former coach house, has been designed by architects Selencky and Parsons and is up for sale for £1.25 million

The home, which is on the site of a former coach house, has been designed by architects Selencky and Parsons and is up for sale for £1.25 million

The 'tardis' like interior is spread across three floors - despite the house being squeezed between two Victorian properties that loom over it

The ‘tardis’ like interior is spread across three floors – despite the house being squeezed between two Victorian properties that loom over it

The house is nearly 30ft wide at the back with the patio doors and high windows allowing a huge amount of natural light to flood into the property

The house is nearly 30ft wide at the back with the patio doors and high windows allowing a huge amount of natural light to flood into the property

Its impressive walled garden has a patio and is over 82ft long, with two terraces and a lawn area, while the borders have exotic palms, ferns and tropical flowers

Its impressive walled garden has a patio and is over 82ft long, with two terraces and a lawn area, while the borders have exotic palms, ferns and tropical flowers

There is a central staircase which doubles as a light well bringing light into the building and creating the illusion of more space.

The downstairs level contains a toilet, a utility room, a larder, a wine fridge, an open plan kitchen and a dining room.

Large windows have been included in the design to let in extra light at the rear of the property which has 1,621sq ft of floor space.

It is a ‘smart house’ with underfloor heating and a speaker system, while access to it is gained via a small, gated front garden.

The walled garden has a patio and is over 82ft long, with two terraces and a lawn area, while the borders have exotic palms, ferns and tropical flowers.

The property is a 'smart house' with underfloor heating and a speaker system, while access to it is gained via a small, gated front garden

The property is a ‘smart house’ with underfloor heating and a speaker system, while access to it is gained via a small, gated front garden

The downstairs level of the three storey property contains a toilet, a utility room, a larder, a wine fridge, an open plan kitchen and a dining room

The downstairs level of the three storey property contains a toilet, a utility room, a larder, a wine fridge, an open plan kitchen and a dining room

At its widest point, the home is 28ft - two and a half times the size of the narrow, elongated section at the front of the property

At its widest point, the home is 28ft – two and a half times the size of the narrow, elongated section at the front of the property

Its narrow front hides the true grandeur of the home, which is on the site of a former coach house and has been designed by architects Selencky and Parsons

Its narrow front hides the true grandeur of the home, which is on the site of a former coach house and has been designed by architects Selencky and Parsons

A Selencky and Parsons spokesperson said: 'The Coach House is a new build infill house that sits on the site of a former coach house, nestling between two Victorian buildings'

A Selencky and Parsons spokesperson said: ‘The Coach House is a new build infill house that sits on the site of a former coach house, nestling between two Victorian buildings’

The unique 'infill' house which is just 11ft wide has emerged on the market for £1.25 million and is surrounded by more conventional properties

The unique ‘infill’ house which is just 11ft wide has emerged on the market for £1.25 million and is surrounded by more conventional properties

The project to build the home took 15 months to complete, with a small, derelict storage structure demolished to make room for it.

At its widest point, the home is 28ft – two and a half times the size of the narrow, elongated section.

A Selencky and Parsons spokesperson said: ‘The Coach House is a new build infill house that sits on the site of a former coach house, nestling between two Victorian buildings.

A Selencky and Parsons spokesperson said: 'The building is composed of a three storey element which nestles between its neighbours and an L shaped single storey element that opens up to a generous rear garden'

A Selencky and Parsons spokesperson said: ‘The building is composed of a three storey element which nestles between its neighbours and an L shaped single storey element that opens up to a generous rear garden’

‘The building is composed of a three storey element which nestles between its neighbours and an L shaped single storey element that opens up to a generous rear garden.

‘We wanted to the maximise space and light, whilst also ensuring that the building respected the architectural rhythm of the neighbouring properties.’

The property is on the market with The Modern House.

The home comes with multiple bathrooms and is spread over three floors, making it an attractive proposition for a family

The home comes with multiple bathrooms and is spread over three floors, making it an attractive proposition for a family

The gorgeous winding staircase helps add to the light, airy nature of the home with plenty of natural light flooding in

The gorgeous winding staircase helps add to the light, airy nature of the home with plenty of natural light flooding in

Light is a key feature of the home and the architects said: 'We wanted to the maximise space and light, whilst also ensuring that the building respected the architectural rhythm of the neighbouring properties'

Light is a key feature of the home and the architects said: ‘We wanted to the maximise space and light, whilst also ensuring that the building respected the architectural rhythm of the neighbouring properties’

The incredible project to build the home took 15 months to complete, with a small, derelict storage structure demolished to make room for it

The incredible project to build the home took 15 months to complete, with a small, derelict storage structure demolished to make room for it

The external wall is of exposed brick and there are large scale porcelain tiles underfoot and elegant pendant lights overhead

The external wall is of exposed brick and there are large scale porcelain tiles underfoot and elegant pendant lights overhead

Architect Sam Selencky remarked of the design: 'New Cross is an exciting and dynamic place, and from the outset we wanted to capture part of this spirit in our design'

Architect Sam Selencky remarked of the design: ‘New Cross is an exciting and dynamic place, and from the outset we wanted to capture part of this spirit in our design’

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