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Eleven of the skinniest houses you have ever seen.

September 2, 2009 by  
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75.5 Bedford St NY
Photo Credit, Vidiot.

New York’s ‘skinniest house’ is on sale for 2.7 million dollars. It is only 9 1/2 feet wide. It is located on 75 1/2 Bedford St. in New York City. The current owner bought it in 2000 for $1.6 million.

Seattle Skinny House
Photo Credit, Steve Johnson.

A very skinny house in Fremont neighborhood, Seattle.

Amsterdam Skinny House that is bigger in back
Photo Credit, Ryan Godfrey.

This looks like a skinny house in Amsterdam. The size is deceiving, because the house gets wider in the back.

Amsterdam Skinny House
Photo Credit, kraskland.

This Amsterdam house is one of the skinniest. Kraskland explains “At one time houses facing the canals were taxed based on the width of the structure, so there was great incentive to make them very thin. Here’s the skinniest one in Amsterdam. ” But, this next one might be skinnier?

Skinniest In Amsterdam?
Photo Credit, eclipse_etc.

Another skinny Amsterdam house. This one does look skinner than the previous one doesn’t it?

South Carolina Skinny Pink House
Photo Credit, liverd_00.

This pink house is in South Carolina.

Helsby England
Photo Credit, Adair Broughton.

This house is in Helsby England. At first it doesn’t look that skinny. But notice the parked Mini Cooper. Now you get some idea of scale. This home may have been a spite house to block someones view.

Shitamachi Tokyo
Photo Credit, Jeff Laitila.

It is a little dark outside here in Shitamachi, Tokyo Japan.

Boston Skinny House
Photo Credit, Janet Calcaterra.

This skinny house is at 44 Hull Street in Boston. Wikipedia says

The structure was apparently built as a “spite house” shortly after the American Civil War. According to local legend:
…two brothers inherited land from their deceased father. While one brother was away serving in the military, the other built a large home, leaving the soldier only a shred of property that he felt certain was too tiny to build on. When the soldier returned, he found his inheritance depleted and built the narrow house to spite his brother by blocking the sunlight and ruining his view…

Paris Skinny House
Photo Credit, Alyosha Efros.

This Paris building is thin but pretty wide.

Skinny House Rockford IL
Photo Credit, Jennifer.

As you can see this house was for sale during the winter. I tracked down the listing, and it is still for sale. The price is $49,900 in Rockford IL. The house is bigger than it looks. This is a triangle. There is a garage even. Still only one bedroom and one bath.


4 Comments on "Eleven of the skinniest houses you have ever seen."

  1. Donald Stanat on Tue, 9th Mar 2010 10:28 pm 

    I don’t believe the photo captioned “This Paris building is thin but pretty wide.” Photoshop I can believe with no trouble, or a movie set, but with no more specific information than what is given, I can’t believe it’s genuine.

  2. admin on Wed, 10th Mar 2010 3:33 pm 

    Well the photo is misleading. The building is a triangle, and we are looking at a corner. Here is a google map streetview of the real building in Paris.
    View Larger Map
    This is a dynamic tool that puts you on the street and shows what you can see from there. This is not live, but can still be very useful for home searching. Try dragging the image to see what it can do.

  3. Anne on Sun, 18th Apr 2010 12:14 am 

    The skinny house in Rockford, IL used to be a nice, friendly little neighborhood store that sold ice cream cones and penny candy. It had a big screen door with a Squirt logo or some such on it. I walked there to get some ice cream with a friend of mine in 1967.

  4. Tye on Tue, 7th Aug 2012 11:15 pm 

    You mised the thinnest house at 1 meter wide. It’s in brazil I think.

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