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Boston’s skinniest house built for defiance sold for $1.25 million. Have a look inside.

The thinnest house in Boston, 44 Hull St., is now off the market.CL properties

  • A 10-foot-wide Boston home said to have been built out of defiance has sold for $1.25 million.

  • According to local legend, a soldier built the house in 1862, returning from the war to find his brother’s house taking up the rest of their common lands.

  • The two bedroom home is approximately 1,000 square feet with a private garden and roof terrace.

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A 10-foot-wide Boston home — dubbed the city’s thinnest in a 2005 Boston Globe article — was bought for $1.25 million. Insiders previously reported that the Hull Street house was built out of defiance, according to local legend.

A wide view of the green, narrow house between two red brick buildings

The skinniest house in Boston at 44 Hull St.CL properties

Source: The Boston Globe, Zillow, Insider, NPR

According to a 2015 Boston Magazine article, the North End house was said to have been built to spite the brother of a soldier who occupied the rest of the shared property with expansive apartments while his sibling was away at war.

A view of Boston from the rooftop on a clear day.

A view from the roof of the house.CL properties

Source: Boston Magazine

According to legend, the soldier built the narrow house on the remaining lot in 1862, blocking all sunlight between two sections of his brother’s massive house, according to the magazine.

The first floor of the house from the outside with a gate on the left on which

A gate to the private garden of the house.CL properties

Despite its small size at just over 1,000 square feet, the two-bedroom home has a full-size kitchen on the first floor, according to its Zillow listing ahead of its September 2021 sale.

A narrow kitchen with hardwood floors, white cabinets, and dark countertops.

The kitchen on the ground floor of the house.CL properties

Source: Zilov

Also on the first floor, according to the same listing, is a dining room, lounge area and a door to a balcony overlooking private gardens.

A dining room with a table on the left and a door in the back center.

The living and dining areas of the house.CL properties

Source: Zilov

Upstairs on the second floor is the bathroom, laundry room, and sitting area, Zillow’s listing says.

A washer and dryer on the right and windows on the left.

The laundry room and bathroom on the second floor.CL properties

Source: Zilov

In the only bathroom in the house, a blue backsplash contrasts with exposed brick.

A bathroom with small blue tiles and a window over the sink

The only bathroom in the house.CL properties

The second floor seating area has a window overlooking some greenery outside.

A staircase leads to a living room with wooden floors and a mounted TV on the left.  There is a window in the back

The seating area on the second floor of the house.CL properties

The windows in the second floor hallway overlook a brick wall of the neighboring property.

A narrow hallway with a wooden floor, a window on the left and a descending staircase on the right

A hallway in the house.CL properties

A narrow hallway leads past the living room to a staircase.

A brick wall and staircase to the left of a room with hardwood floors and a window at the back

The staircase on the second floor of the house.CL properties

There is another sitting area on the third floor, according to the house’s Zillow list.

A room with exposed brick and a staircase leading to a seating area with a window at the back

The sitting area on the third floor of the house.CL properties

Source: Zilov

The other half of the floor is listed as a guest room.

A room with exposed bricks to the left and bunk beds in the middle

The guest room of the house.CL properties

Source: Zilov

The master suite occupies the entire fourth floor and, according to Zillow, has access to a private rooftop terrace.

A room with blue walls on the left and exposed brick on the right.  Two flights of stairs in the back left corner.

The primary suite of the house.CL properties

Source: Zilov

In the master bedroom there are shelves for clothes in front of exposed brick.

A bedroom with blue walls, exposed brick to the left, and two windows to the rear

The master bedroom of the house.CL properties

There is space for a niche opposite the bed.

An exposed brick room with a mirror on the left and blue walls on the other.  In the middle is a window.

A corner in the main suite of the house.CL properties

The staircase in the suite leads to the roof terrace where you have a view of the city.

A view of Boston from the rooftop on a clear day.

A rooftop view of Boston.CL properties

Back on the ground the property has a private garden.

A courtyard outside the home with trees and seating

The private garden of the house.CL properties

There is some seating for outdoor entertainment.

A courtyard outside the home with trees and seating.

The outdoor seating of the house.CL properties

Source: Zilov

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