Have you ever traveled to Alexandria, Virginia? If you’ve ever been to this town, maybe you’ve seen a little blue house wedged right between a big red house and a big white house, but you’d have to look very close!
Only 25 feet deep and 7 feet wide is the two-story house. In reality, it’s so thin that Ripley’s Believe It or Not once called it America’s narrowest house.
The house on two floors is just 25 feet deep and 7 feet wide. It’s actually so skinny that Ripley’s Believe It or Not once called it America’s narrowest house.
It’s also known as Alexandria’s “Spite House.” There’s a pretty good story about this name.
John Hollensbury constructed the small house back in 1830, keeping out of the tight alley horse-drawn carriages and loiterers. Inside, the indentations where the wagon wheels would brush against the walls can still be seen.
Colleen and Jack Sammis are the small home’s present owners. In 1990, they purchased it and used it as a pied-à-terre.
This small little home has so many incredible characteristics. Inside there is a full working kitchen, plenty of storage, and even a small garden. The house was decorated as much as possible by Colleen and Jack. It’s really a lovely place to see!