The Boston’s Skinny House, one of the city’s most iconic landmark real estate properties, has been sold for a fat wad of cash — $1.25 million.
This is $50,000 above the asking price.
In August, real estate agency CL Properties said they “received multiple offers and went under agreement for over list price in less than one week.”
The less than 10 feet wide four-story house, which is located at 44 Hull Street in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States, is known for its unusual history involving a spat between two brothers in the 1800s.
The last time it was sold was in 2017 for $900,000.
It has two bedrooms and one bathroom and includes a private deck with a view of Boston Harbor. The home does not have a front door. Instead, residents enter through a side door.
According to local lore, two brothers inherited some land. One of them joined the Army, the other built a large house that took up most of the land.
When the soldier’s brother returned, he built the Skinny House to block his brother’s view and sunlight.
Since then, the home has been one of the most sought-after real estate properties in the world.
Here in the Philippines, we have our version of a “skinny” building. An establishment was erected in the middle of a building of a famous local chain of malls.
The owner of the real estate property put up a bakery on the first floor, which has been operating for more than 50 years.
The building earned the moniker “Matigas na Bakery, hindi kayang bilhin” is located in Sangandaan, Caloocan City.
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