Most of the narrow houses in the DC-area are old homes in Georgetown or Capitol Hill. But this new home was specifically designed to be 12-feet wide and as tall as allowed by city law. The builder bought the land for two homes, but neighbors, wanting to preserve the historic feel of the area, blocked his bid to get a zoning variance. So he built the tallest, most modern home he could design for the space. The controversial house is now for sale for $1.125 million. What do you think of it? Survey, more photos, and details below the jump...
The skinny house has 2,880 square feet with four floors, four bedrooms, and three-and-a-half bathrooms. It's located at the end of N. Barton Street in Arlington, Virginia, next to "unassuming wooden bungalows in light pastel colors" (quote from the City Paper).
Articles on the skinny house: Washington City Paper article "What's the Skinny?
" and "Inside Clarendon’s Thin House" from DC Metrocentric
(Images: first two by Darrow Montgomery and bottom three from DC Metrocentric.)