(CNN) — It’s tiny, but mighty.
“It’s maybe six feet and change across,” Sachs added. “So, if you stand with your hands spread apart, you could really be wall-to-wall.”
The “Skinny House,” in the middle, is seen here on August 13, 2021.
The home, roughly 1,165 sq. ft. over four levels, was built in 1862 according to some records, while the city’s record says 1890, Sachs said. With views of both the water and the city, it’s nestled in Boston’s North End, a largely Italian area home to some of Boston’s most historic buildings and dozens of restaurants.
“When I was just there just to photograph the house with my photographer, I must have had about 75 tourists come through and just photograph the house as part of their walking tour,” Sachs said.
And the home has its own rich history, marked today by a plaque at the front labeling the building as a “Spite House.”
Here’s why: Legend says that in the early 1800s, the lots of land where the home is located were owned by a family. One of the brothers that owned one part left for war and came back to find his brother had built a house. So the brother who had just returned decided to build the “Skinny House” right in front of his brother’s home — blocking the entry to the building in the back, the view and the light.
“It’s as spiteful as it gets,” Sachs said.
“Which is wild, especially being that it’s Covid times and usually people want bigger houses than going small,” Sachs said, adding that after multiple different offers, it sold September 16 to a family of four for $50,000 more than the asking price.
The home was last sold in 2017 for $900,000, Sachs said.