Little gems: unique small homes for sale

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Paul Travers

Quicker to clean, cheaper to run and faster to furnish, these unique small homes for sale make a lot of sense, and plenty of people are prizing a cosy space over a colossal one.

 

Whether it’s using less energy, taming your inner consumer, or being mindful with money, conscious living doesn’t mean giving up on comfort or convenience.

 

We’re talking manageable rather than miniscule, with perfect proportions for an all-round easy life, so join us for a wander around these unique small homes for sale, where little spaces go big on style.

 

Staring at the sea

The English Channel fills the view from the open-plan living space at this beautifully refurbished two-bedroom apartment on the top floor of a mansion building in Bexhill.

unique small homes for sale - two bedroom apartment in Bexhill

Covering 682 sq ft, the interior blends a breezy coastal element with its Scandi-like decor, with limed oak floors, crisp white walls, soft-grey kitchen cabinets and an all-round sense of serenity by the sea.

unique small homes for sale - two bedroom apartment in Bexhill

For sale at £328,000 – discover Newdigate House

 

Living in the light

unique small homes for sale - one bedroom apartment in Redchurch Street Shoreditch

Bang in the middle of the exciting Shoreditch hubbub, this one-bedroom contemporary apartment is centred around a 28ft living room with a wall of glass bricks at one end and a sleek glossy kitchen tucked away at the other.

Sliding doors to the bedroom optimise the sense of flow, a Juliet balcony lets you lean over the street, and a spacious walk-in shower adds some large-scale luxury to a compact London pad of 497 sq ft.

unique small homes for sale - one bedroom apartment in Hastings

For sale at £485,000 – discover Redchurch Street

 

Obsessing over details

unique small homes for sale - one bedroom apartment in Hastings

Reviving a pair of Regency houses on a garden square in sight of the sea has been a labour of love and many years for the developer of these glorious Georgian gems at Wellington Square in Hastings.

unique small homes for sale - one bedroom apartment in Hastings

This 513 sq ft apartment looks across the gardens and over to the English Channel through tall French windows and has a warm modernity through limed plaster walls, exposed timber skirting, doors and floors, and sleek white fittings.

For sale at £335,000 – discover Wellington Square

 

Hiding in plain sight

unique small homes for sale - two bedroom apartment in Bethnal Green

Secreted behind an unassuming door in an unassuming wall, this converted parcel shop is now a dreamy duplex home of 690 sq ft and the perfect package of inspiring design and thoughtful details.

unique small homes for sale - two bedroom apartment in Bethnal Green

From an enchanting courtyard garden, you step into the open-plan living space with huge crittall doors and a central atrium. Beyond it lies a bedroom/home office, while the artfully excavated basement now hosts a cosy bedroom hideaway.

For sale at £775,000 – discover Dawson Street

 

Turning up the volume

Standing in the living room and staring up at the 4-metre double-height void is an awesome sight at this 739 sq ft galleried apartment converted from a magnificent military barracks in Woolwich.

unique small homes for sale - one bedroom loft apartment in Woolwich

Upstairs, the experience is no less inspiring when surveying the space from the mezzanine bedroom from where it feels like you’re floating in the air from the bed as you look out towards the impressive grounds through four huge windows.

unique small homes for sale - one bedroom loft apartment in Woolwich

For sale at £435,000 – discover Royal Parade

 

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