Boston’s ‘Skinny House’ sells for $1.25 million

Boston’s “Skinny House,” which, according to legend, was built during a family feud during the Civil War, has sold for $1.25 million.

A soldier found out after returning home from the Civil War his brother had built a property on their inherited land from their deceased father, leaving him with only a tiny section of property. Local legend has it he built the “Skinny House,” also nicknamed a “Spite House,” to block sunlight from his brother’s home, according to CBS Boston and The Washington Post.

“For $1.25 million you can live like a spiteful brother,” Travis Sachs, CL Properties executive vice president, told the Post. “That’s really something.”

The Skinny House at 44 Hull St. was listed for sale at $1.2 million, and the sale of the home closed Thursday for $1.25 million, according to Zillow.

“44 Hull St. received multiple offers and went under agreement for over list price in less than one week,” CL Properties posted on Facebook.

The sage green house is 1,165 square feet and has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a private garden and roof deck. Its widest point is 10 feet and its narrowest point is 6.2 feet.

“Shaquille O’Neal would definitely be able to touch wall to wall,” Sachs told the Post.

The North End neighborhood is also home to Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church, which played a key role at the start of the Revolutionary War, and the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground.

The Freedom Trail notes that Black Freemasonry founder Prince Hall, Old North Church sexton Robert Newman, Edmund Hartt, builder of the USS Constitution, and two Puritan ministers linked to the Salem witch trials were buried in Copp’s Hill.