an extremely narrow rowhouse
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Spite House

Boston, Massachusetts

Known as "the narrowest house in Boston," this Civil War-era home is a mere 10.4 feet at its widest point. Local lore maintains that two sons inherited a large plot of land from their father, but one son used nearly all the inheritance building a large house while the other was away in the military. When the cheated brother returned, he built this narrow blemish on the remaining piece of land to ruin the larger home's view. The house features a teeny 3-foot-by-6-foot kitchen, only one closet, and no front door (just a side entry).
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