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Sep 29 2009

One of the Smallest Houses in the World: The Spite House

Published by at 11:00 am under Oddly Enough

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The Spite House (in blue), built in 1830, is 7 feet wide, about 25 feet deep and a whopping 325 square feet in two stories. It is located on Queen Street in the Old Town district in Alexandria, Va., just across the Potomac from Washington

Only in America right?  And in case you don’t know what a Spite house is…

A spite house is a building (generally found in an urban environment) which was constructed or modified because the builder felt wronged by someone who did not want it there. Typically built to annoy someone, in most cases a neighbor, these buildings serve primarily as obstructions, blocking out light or access to neighboring buildings, or as flamboyant symbols of defiance.

Would this house qualify? Uh, yeah I’d say so.  And you know what the worst part is?  Some artist is eventually going to love this thing and it’ll somehow be worth a million bucks.  Where’s my million bucks?

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