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This Japanese home is built on a plot just 2.5 feet by 10 feet; transparent walls draw in sunlight.
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At just 10 feet across by 26 feet high, this teeny house in London, England, occupies the former site of a wine vault that once served the pub next door. A glass façade and white paint give it a stark, modernist look—especially when wedged between traditional brick neighbors.
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In 1830, John Hollensbury, the owner of one of the neighboring houses in Alexandria, Virginia, wanted to stop horse-drawn wagons from coming into his alley. To block off the area once and for all, he decided to fill that space with another house—the Spite House. At 7 feet wide and 25 feet long, it doesn’t afford much living space—just 325 square feet in two stories.
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This illuminated 7-feet-10-inches-wide structure in Antwerp, Belgium, is a marriage of work and play. Steel walls, glass windows and a black frame make each level a living shadowbox for working, eating, living, and sleeping, in ascending order. A tightly wound stainless steel staircase allows residents to move from level to level.
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This petite home stakes its claim as the narrowest in Amsterdam. The three-story slice of space is crammed pretty tightly between its taller and wider neighbors — rich red brick gives it a bold presence, despite its slight dimensions.
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The walls of this quaint, Civil War-era house in Boston, Massachusetts don’t stretch very far — just 10.4 feet on one end and 9.2 on the other for a total of 964 square feet — and that’s across four stories.
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The builders of this house outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana chose to stay compact in a wide-open space. This brick spherical structure covered in aluminum vinyl steel stands 10 feet across and each floor spans 600 square feet.
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In 1873, a carriage entranceway became the foundation for this house in New York City. Once a cobbler shop, candy factory, and home to actor John Barrymore and poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, the three-story, nine-and-a-half-feet-wide brick building is now just another small house in New York.
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