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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

175 Grand Street, cool listings, mamaroneck, skinny house

It’s easy to see that the little red house at 175 Grand Street in Mamaroneck, NY, is no ordinary home just by looking: At a mere 10 feet wide, the Skinny House stands out for its size alone. As 6sqft previously reported, this unique dwelling, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has quite a tale to tell. The little house on a 12.5-foot lot was built in 1932 by Nathan T. Seely, one of New York’s first African American builders. Its story is one of ingenuity and skill, and it provided for its creator during hard times. In need of a new chapter and some real TLC, the house is on the market–for only the second time since its construction–for $275,000.

Get the skinny on this diminutive dwelling

Daily Link Fix

Mamaroneck Skinny House by Nathan Seely
  • Third Avenue between 104th to 125th Streets in East Harlem is a relic of discount stores with audacious branding. Check out the best signage. [A Fine Blog]
  • The “World Trade Center Ship” will dock permanently at the New York State Museum in Albany. [NYT]
  • Five eclectic New York City-area places are nominated for the National Register of Historic Places, including the “Skinny House” in Mamaroneck. [WSJ]
  • Beloved French fry haven Pommes Frites asks for donations to help reopen after East Village explosion. [Eater]
  • Is Edgar Street, the 63-foot-long street beside Battery Park City, the shortest street in Manhattan? [Ephemeral NY]
  • You’ll probably rethink leaning on the subway doors after reading this. [Gothamist]

Images: Skinny House (L); “Do Not Lean” sign (R)

Historic Homes, History, Upstate

Mamaroneck Skinny House by Nathan Seely

This red-shingled home may not look like much, but it’s steeped in history dating back to the early 20th century—and of course, there’s the fact that it’s no wider than most NYC bedrooms. Affectionately–and aptly–called the Skinny House, this tiny structure is the slimmest house in Mamaroneck and measures only 10 feet wide, 39 feet long, and rests on a 12.5 foot wide parcel of land. It’s also three (yes, three) stories tall. But in addition to a demure size, it also comes with a heart-warming story of neighborly love and generosity that have allowed it to endure for the better part of a century.

More history and photos here


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