Spite House

I have only recently come across the term Spite House. . . . but this is a good example.

It’s a house that has been built to get back at someone the builder has fallen out with.

They were fairly common during the nineteenth century but less common now

The photo shows a more modern spite house after a developer wanted to build a house that filled  most of a vacant block . . . but the neighbours objected.

The revenge was building the tallest, architecturally clashing house that could  be built within existing permits.

The result was a 280 square metre home on 3 floors but less than 4m wide. (check it out on Google street view at 704 N. Barton St, Arlington, Virginia)


For more unusual photos, and Fails, check out What the………………….?