Graham Bizley, an architect with a limited budget, was not deterred by an oddly shaped vacant lot he found in northeast London. He bought it for around $50,000 in 1999 and spent six years designing and building a small house there. The one-bedroom, 1,050-square-foot house ultimately cost £207,000 (about $365,000). The windows are framed in Douglas fir; balustrades are galvanized steel.
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