These homes may be small, but they're full of personality.
Charmingly colorful, this San Juan, Puerto Rico, home is only five feet wide, 36 feet deep, and two stories high.
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The front facade of this red brick townhouse is less than six feet wide, but like most skinny houses, it expands towards the back. The charming abode is privately-owned and holds the title of narrowest house in Amsterdam.
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This four-story, glass-fronted house in London was built on a site that once housed the stables of a Victorian wine seller. Because the tiny property gradually widens towards the back, the team at Boyarsky Murphy Architects were able to add a small terrace and garden area and the full glass frontage was the designers' attempt to keep the small space light-filled.
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John Hollensbury built this 325-square-foot spite house on the lot of an alleyway next to his home to stop people from using the empty space. The two-story home spans a whopping seven feet wide.
Built by architect Yasuhiro Yamashito, this Tokyo house sits on an oddly-shaped plot that is 2.5 feet at its narrowest point and under 10 feet at its widest. The three-story home's translucent walls let in plenty of sunlight to the 645-square-foot space.
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This seven-foot-wide house in London was up for auction recently, carrying an asking price of around $386,000, but experts predicted it might fetch more than that thanks to London's competitive housing market.
In Boston's North End stands a four-story, narrow house built after some family drama. Joseph Euestus and his brother inherited a plot of land from their father. When Joseph's brother built a large home on most of the property, Joseph retaliated by building a skinny house in front of it to block the harbor view. Nowadays, you can vacation in the tiny home for $325 a night on VRBO.
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The ultra-modern house in Toshima, Japan, is just under six feet wide. Minimally furnished, the home's main focal points are its large glass windows, open shelving, and floors that look like they're floating.
Built in 1932, the Skinny House in Mamaroneck, New York, has a sweet backstory. Its creator Nathan T. Seely, an African-American carpenter who constructed homes for black Southerners wanting to move north, went bankrupt and lost his original home. A next-door neighbor gifted him a sliver of his property to build on instead.
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