Skinny House (Spite House) Boston


Let’s go explore the Skinny House also known as the Spite House in the North End of Boston. According to local legend, this narrow home was built as a “spite house” shortly after the American Civil War. Two brothers inherited land from their deceased father. While one brother was away serving in the military, the other built a large home, leaving the soldier only a shred of property that he felt certain was too tiny to build on. When the soldier returned, he found his inheritance depleted and built the narrow house to spite his brother by blocking the sunlight and ruining his view. 

The house measures just 10 feet wide and it has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Records believe the home was built in 1862 and it has 1,165 square feet of living space. Over the years, the home has been bought and sold a number of times. It was last sold on September 16, 2021, for $1,250,000 dollars.



  • Address: 44 Hull Street
  • Town: Boston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: 42.366847, -71.056193
  • Parking Notes: Most of the street parking near the house is for residents only. Thankfully, the North End Garage is located just a few hundred feet from the house.
  • Parking Directions: HERE (North End Garage)
  • Location Directions: HERE


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