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'Skinny House' Fetches a Fat Price

Famed Boston house goes for $1.25M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 15, 2021 11:30 AM CDT
Updated Sep 17, 2021 1:39 PM CDT
Boston's 'Skinny House' Hits Market For $1.2M
A man walks by Boston's famous Skinny House, middle, on Friday. This house is barely 10 feet wide at its widest point.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) Update: The Skinny House went for more than asking. The Boston home sold for $1.25 million, $50,000 above its listing price, per the AP. The home “received multiple offers and went under agreement for over list price in less than one week," says real estate agency CL Properties. Our original story from last month follows:

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Boston's famous Skinny House is for sale again for a whopping $1.2 million. The vertically rectangular-shaped house was listed Monday, the first time it's been on the market since 2017. Four years ago, it was sold for $900,000, the Boston Globe reported. The home, located in Boston's North End, is about 1,165 square feet (108 square meters). But more interestingly, the house is barely 10 feet wide at its widest point. The humble abode narrows in the back, ending at 9.25 feet. There are four stories in the home and a private deck that displays views of the Boston Harbor. Also, the house offers updated appliances, hardwood floors and exposed brick, and a Juliet balcony facing private gardens. The home does not have a front door, per the AP.

Guests enter through a private side door and are met with a somewhat full-size kitchen and dining room. The second floor holds the living area and the house's only bathroom. The third level has a living space and a bedroom. Lastly, the upper level of the house has the only other room—a master bedroom. Appointments are available to view the home, but potential buyers may want to act quickly because the quaint house was sold in less than three months in 2017. (Read more Skinny House stories.)

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