83-Year-Old 10-Foot-Wide New York House Was Built With Used Materials

“MAMARONECK, N.Y. — The red-shingled house on Grand Street shares several attributes with its neighbors. It has three stories, a full basement, hardwood floors and a neat yard.

But one thing has always set this house apart, turning heads on nearby Interstate 95 and, last week, prompting New York officials to recommend its addition, along with 21 other properties and districts, to the National Register of Historic Places: It is only 10 feet wide.

Called the Skinny House, the gabled structure stitched into a modest street in this Westchester County suburb has a back story to rival its unusual architecture.

It was built in 1932 by Nathan T. Seely, an African-American carpenter who, with his brother Willard, had a successful home-building business that catered to the waves of black Southerners moving north as part of the Great Migration.…”


Story by Lisa W.Foderaro

Photo: Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times

5 Responses to 83-Year-Old 10-Foot-Wide New York House Was Built With Used Materials

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  2. Anonymous says:

    wonderful backstory. Good looking house too. Would be great to see inside pics. Clicked through, but couldn't find much.

  3. rj says:

    The news video in this link has a few interior pictures of the vacant house and it's termite problems. The Skinny House

  4. Anonymous says:

    Location, location, location: See the 12-foot wide Vancouver home sold for $1.35M


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