Tight Fit: The Narrowest Homes in the World

Househappy —  April 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

Sometimes it’s about space constraints, others it’s a question of lifestyle, and then there’s always spite. These are just a few of the reasons behind the slender stature of the world’s narrowest homes.

Our favorites from the selections chosen by Elle Decor include these three homes (from left to right) in London, Montana, and Amsterdam. But our favorite story is the one behind the “Spite House” in Alexandria, Virginia.

“In 1830, John Hollensbury, the owner of one of the neighboring houses, wanted to stop horse-drawn wagons from coming into his alley. To block off the area once and for all, he decided to fill that space with another house—the Spite House. At 7 feet wide and 25 feet long, it doesn’t afford much living space—just 325 square feet in two stories.”

You can see all 12 homes here.




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