Zillow – Boston’s ‘Skinny House’ sold over asking price for $1.25 million
Boston’s “Skinny House” officially sold over asking price after being on the market earlier this summer for $1.2 million.
The house was officially listed as sold on Zillow for $1,250,000 on Thursday. It originally went on the market for the first time since 2017 on Aug. 9. By Aug. 16, there was a “pending sale,” according to Zillow.
The unique house has a width of 10 feet, 2 inches at its widest point, and a mere 6 feet, 2 inches width at its narrowest. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom and is 1,165 square feet.
There is a lot packed into the four-story home, however, including a master suite, guest bedroom and full-sized basement. It also includes a “private roof deck with unobstructed harbor and city views.”
In 2017, it was sold for $900,000, which was only $5,000 more than asking price. Before that, it was last sold in 2000 for $345,000.
The house’s history of betrayal and spite is well known.
The property is said to have been passed down to two brothers to share.
However, when one of the siblings went away to fight in the Civil War, his brother took up arms in his own way and built a large house on the property. When the sibling returned to find his share of the land “invaded” by his brother, he fought back by building the skinny house, which blocked his brother’s view of the sun and hillside scenery.
Massachusetts home prices hit record highs this summer.
The median home sale price in Massachusetts has held above $500,000 for at least two months this summer, State House News reported.
The Boston Business Journal reported that at least 30 homes in Massachusetts sold recently for $200K or more over asking price.
A four-bedroom Victorian in Cambridge between Harvard Square and Porter Square went on the market in early June with a $2,575,000 price tag. A week later, it was already under agreement for $3.5 million — $925,000 more than the asking price, the newspaper reported.