If there's going to be a focus this week on narrow homes, there had better be more than a passing mention of the skinny grandaddy of Alexandria's Hollensbury Spite House. For one thing, the story behind this home is just hilarious. John Hollensbury was the owner of one of the adjacent houses and he got tired of people using the alleyway next to his home. As such, in 1830 he built this tiny home that's seven feet wide, 25 feet deep and 325 square feet over two stories. That is one way to solve a problem. The couple that currently owns the bright blue home does not use it as their primary place of residence.
· A Tiny Beloved Home That Was Built For Spite [NYT]
· Spite House [Wikipedia]
· 9 Houses Built Just For Spite [Mental Floss]