Boston’s skinniest home, built out of spite, sold for $1.25 million. Take a look inside.
A 10-foot-wide house in Boston believed to have been built out of spite has sold for $1.25 million.
According to local legend, a soldier built the house in 1862 when he returned from the war to find his brother’s house occupied the rest of their common land.
The two-bedroom house is approximately 1,000 square feet and has a private garden and rooftop terrace.
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A 10-foot-wide house in Boston — which a 2005 Boston Globe article called the city’s skinniest — was bought for $1.25 million. Insider previously reported that according to local legend, the Hull Street house was built out of spite.
Source: Boston Globe, Zillow, Insider, NPR
According to a 2015 Boston magazine article, the North End house was built to antagonize a soldier’s brother, who occupied the rest of the shared property with sprawling living quarters while his brother was at war.
Source: Boston Magazine
Legend has it that the soldier built the meager house on the remaining property in 1862, blocking all sunlight between two sections of his brother’s huge house, according to the magazine.
Despite its small size, at just over 1,000 square feet, the two-bedroom home has a full-size kitchen on the first floor, according to its Zillow listing before it sold in September 2021.
Also on the first floor, there is a dining room, living space and a door to a balcony overlooking private gardens, according to the same listing.
Upstairs, the second floor includes the bathroom, laundry room, and a sitting area, the Zillow listing says.
In the only bathroom in the house, a blue tile backsplash contrasts with the exposed brick.
The second floor sitting area has a window overlooking some greenery outside.
The second floor hallway windows face a brick wall from the neighboring property.
Past the living space, a narrow hallway leads to a staircase.
On the third floor, there’s another sitting area, according to the house’s Zillow listing.
The other half of the floor is used as a guest bedroom, according to the announcement.
The master suite takes up the entire fourth floor and has access to a private rooftop, according to Zillow.
In the master bedroom there are shelves for clothes against the exposed brickwork.
Opposite the bed there is space for a corner.
The stairs from the suite lead to the roof terrace, from where you can enjoy views of the city.
Back on the land, the property has a private garden.
There are a few seating areas for outside entertaining.
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