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Most people would say that location is the most important factor when looking for a home but size is also going to make a difference as well.

At times, we may also find something appealing in the strangest location or perhaps even at a size that we had never considered before. It seems as if that is how many people feel after seeing the skinniest house in Boston, Massachusetts.

Photo: Zillow

The house is certainly skinny because it is 10 feet wide and 1000 ft.² in total. It got its name of the “skinniest home” after a write-up in the Boston Globe in 2005. Since that time, it has become quite popular because of its size and it is now on the market for $1.2 million.

If you wanted to drive by the home and happen to be in Boston, you could find it in the North End on Hull Street.

Photo: flickr/Ross Dunn
Photo: Zillow

According to the Boston Globe, it was built in 1862 by a soldier who came home from the war and found out that the property he inherited with his brother had been taken. His brother had built a huge house on the property, leaving nothing but a tiny sliver of land left for soldier. Out of spite, he built the little home to block the sunlight and view from his brother’s home.

Even though it has some age to it, it has been brought up to current standards and has some nice features to it as well. This includes a balcony that overlooks private gardens, along with a laundry room, bathroom, and sitting area.

Photo: Zillow
Photo: Zillow
Photo: Zillow

Some of the other features that you may like include a guestroom and a large upper suite that fills the fourth floor. A private rooftop gives you a view of the city and inside, exposed brick makes for a very beautiful interior.

You can see the pictures for yourself on these Zillow listing.