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Scorned Divorcee Builds 4-Foot Wide House To Get Revenge On Greedy Ex-Husband

by Amy Paige
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In 1925, a tiny sliver of a house was built in the heart of Seattle, Washington. This was long before tiny homes had become a popular movement in subculture.

There are two different stories behind the “Seattle Spite House.” One story is that a neighbor lowballed the property owner, saying he couldn’t build on the land — and so the owner built the home out of spite.

But the most popular story is about a couple who got divorced decades ago. According to OregonLive, the husband got the house and gave the small slice of front yard to his ex-wife. However, he told her the yard was too small for her to use, anyway.

Out of spite, she squeezed the pie-shaped home into the lot… and it’s been there ever since.

The result of the nasty divorce settlement is a tiny yet adorable two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex that measures 16 feet at its widest and 4½ feet at its narrowest. It’s currently listed on Zillow for $519,900.

Clay Wallace, the current owner, bought the Seattle Spite House without knowing its fascinating history. Even through several renovations, he says he’s proud the duplex has maintained its incredible style and essence.

Take a tour of the Seattle Spite House below, and please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!

Video Credit: Zillow

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