House Tour: Alexandria's Spite House

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We've seen this seven-foot wide house on television before (we believe it was the Small Space Oprah show), but this week The New York Times takes us inside Alexandria Virginia's Spite House. Built in 1830 to keep traffic out of the narrow alley, the two-story house is only 25 feet deep. The owners have used almost all of the tricks to maximize space — from an under-counter fridge to minimal possessions and low furniture...

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Of course, it's easier to use a small space when it's your second home. Owners Jack and Colleen Sammis use the home as a pied-à-terre. For the full article on this 325-square-foot home, see A Tiny, Beloved Home That Was Built for Spite and the accompanying slideshow.

(Pics: Michael Temchine)

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