Boston's Skinniest Home Built Out of Spite Goes on Market | 22 Words

The famous "skinny house" in Boston, the city's slimmest home at just ten feet wide and thirty feet long, is back up for sale again... but this time, for a whopping $1.2 million.

The house was listed for sale on Monday by Carmela Laurel of CL Properties for the first time since 2017 when it was sold for $900,000 reported by The Boston Globe, as per the Independent.

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The house is located in the city's North End at 44 Hull Street. The building is 4 stories high with a roof deck, private garden, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and a bathroom. It narrows down further to a mere 9.25 feet wide at the rear and measures about 1,165 square feet.

A plaque at the front of the home reads "The Skinny House (Spite House)" on an engraving, referring to the odd history of the building that dates back to the 1800s. The land on which the house is built was inherited by 2 brothers after their father died. However, while one sibling was off fighting in the Civil War, the other one constructed a building on the plot, according to the report.

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When the first brother returned from the war, he decided to enact revenge on his sibling by building a house on the remaining slice of land to ruin the view for his brother.

The property, which is up for grabs now, has a kitchen on the first level with a stone countertop and a dining area. The second level manages to squeeze in a living area, a dining nook, and even a bathroom.

The third level has one bedroom and the top floor is the master bedroom.

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Surprisingly, this is not the only house to have been erected from brotherly spite. In Lebanon's Beirut, the country's skinniest building known as the "The Grudge", was erected with the sole purpose of blocking the seafront view of a brother's house.

Another house, skinnier with a six-foot width, was up for sale in London earlier this year. In Illinois, there is an odd-shaped house just 3-foot wide on one side.

Would you be interested in living in the world's skinniest house?