Situated on the busy high street of St John’s Hill, Clapham, reputedly the Slim House is one of the narrowest houses in London. Alma-nac designed this 2.3-metre-wide home renovation and extension in 2012 for a young couple. The Slim House was a winner ‘Don’t Move, Improve! 2013/14’ within category ‘Home Extension or Refurbishment’.
The uniquely narrow proportions, measuring just 2.3m internally throughout, presented certain challenges in terms of organising the spaces. alma-nac managed to construct the Slim House, on budget and within these tight constraints. The characteristic sloped roof greatly reduces the cost of construction, with staggered rooflights providing views out while ensuring light penetrates ot the centre of the property.A light well was introduced and a cranked floor plan provides a lofty double height dining space, and generous storage on each floor.
Photographs by Richard Chivers
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