The Skinny House: The narrowest house in Boston is reportedly the result of some pretty serious sibling rivalry. According to legend, two brothers inherited this plot of land from their father. While one was away serving in the military, his brother built a huge house on the majority of the land. Not cool! When he returned home, the other brother taught him a lesson by building this narrow house to block his brother's light and ventilation.
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Name: Gawie and Karen and their children, Mila and Gabriel Location: Cape Town City Bowl, South Africa Size: 600 square meters (6,458 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Karen and Gawie share their beautiful two-story home with their two teenage children. Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, this magnificent home has a lush garden and incredible views across Cape Town to the sea. Architect Wynand Wilsenach designed their house and Karen took care of the decorating. After being a…
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Hollensbury Spite House in Alexandria, Virginia This house is 7 feet wide, built in 1830 by the cranky owner of one of the buildings next door because he wanted to keep people from using the alley next to his house.