Found: Skinny House in Kansas City

Found: Skinny House in Kansas City

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 10, 2008

While driving around western Kansas City this home caught our eye. At first we thought it was neat because of the square paneling on the outside of the building and the giant red stripe that goes up one side. However, once we drove past it, we realized a few other things were a bit out of the norm. Click through the jump to see what else caught our attention...

We took note that the house is super skinny. 3.5 doorways wide to be exact. (We thought they might find it a bit creepy if busted out the tape measure and knocked on the door asking for dimensions.) The house is deep in nature, something that might be associated with brownstones that stand side by side, not necessarily a free standing building like this one.

After thinking we enjoyed the look of the slight overhang on the side of the roof we noticed the lack of gutters... which as you can see in the later picture have been moved to the center of the building. It sure would make cleaning your downspouts out easier. If they would have been placed on the corner where they are traditionally are, it would have given the house extra visual bulk that it didn't need, distracting the eye from such a trim little house.

We appreciated the stripe on the front of the house, as mentioned before, being repeated along the side of the building makes it look like a finished thought and not just a can of "Oops Paint" gone array. Also, the house numbers, mailbox and front porch lights were included in the design instead of being an after thought.
The house next door (although we didn't grab a picture, our apologies) is done in the same manner and is under renovation, look for a side by side picture coming soon!

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