Boston's famous 'Skinny House,' reportedly built after a feud between 2 brothers, sells over asking price for $1.25 million

The house is just 10.4 feet wide. Monica Humphreys, Roadtrip New England

  • The 10.4-foot-wide house is Boston's narrowest home and was reportedly built after a feud between two brothers in 1862.

  • It was listed for $1.2m in August but sold for $1.25 million on Thursday, Mass Live reported.

  • The iconic property and tourist attraction previously sold for $900,000 in 2017.

Boston's famous “Skinny House,” which was reportedly built following a feud between two brothers, has sold over its asking price for $1.25 million, Mass Live reported.

The iconic two-bedroom, one-bathroom property was priced at $1.2 million, the local media outlet said it was marketed for $1.2 million.

The home, a popular attraction for Boston tourists, was listed as sold on Zillow on Thursday, Mass Live reported.

The 10.4-foot-wide house, located n North End Boston at 44 Hull St, is Boston's most narrow home, according to a 2005 The Boston Globe story.

Beyond its bizarre proportions, it also has a memorable story behind how it came to be.

As Insider's Monica Humphries previously reported, local legend has it that the 1,166-square-foot house was built in 1862 following a bitter feud between two brothers.

One went off to serve in the Civil War, while the other stayed in Boston. Their father died and the men inherited a piece of land. While a brother was fighting in the war, the other built an expansive home on most of the land.

When the brother eventually returned to Boston, he was reportedly left with only a tiny slither left to build on.

Out of spite, the story goes, the brother built the narrow house on the remainder of the lot so as to block the sunlight from his sibling's larger home.

The property previously sold for $900,000 in 2017, according to the real estate firm Cabot and Company.

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