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Baffling 'skinny house' becomes internet mystery thanks to its strangely thin shape
The interior wasn't what I thought it would be at all.
Rebecca Reid
09.21.21

One very uniquely shaped home has everyone doing a double-take.

A home in Deerfield, Illinois is famous due to its interesting shape. It’s called the “Pie House” or “Skinny House” because that’s exactly what it is…skinny and shaped like a pie.

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The Skinny Home is world-famous.

The house, built in 2003, is quite famous in the area and has also been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Chicago Tribune, and countless media around the world according to zillow.com.

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It’s even been shared on TikTok where it has enamored and perplexed a whole new generation.

One TikTok user, Eli @cobbbsalad, uploaded a video of the home that went viral. The video shows him outside of the home with the caption, “Skinny house skinny house skinny house.” It definitely shocked viewers and comments flooded in. One person wrote “WHOS IS LIVING THERE? FLAT STANLEY? Another wrote, “Wait how does this work?”

@kobbbsalad

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This famous Pie House was recently sold to a new owner.

According to the home’s realtor, Coldwell Banker Realty, the inside is much larger than it appears on the outside. So, it’s really not that skinny after all. It is built on a 3,876-square-foot triangular lot…hence the shape of the house. Sold for $260,000, the realtor for the property made sure prospective buyers knew that the home’s skinny end is where the storage and a bathroom are located. – mypositiveoutlooks.com

The home’s inside square footage is 1,600 and includes two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a finished basement.

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The listing agent gushes about this truly one-of-a-kind home.

“With tons of natural light, this home oozes charm and character. There is a cozy living room, a large dining area that easily fits a table for 8, and a spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of room for an island.” – zillow.com

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This house has a story to tell.

Cold Well Banker mentioned that the home’s original owners were faced with the challenge of building the home on just 40 percent of the lot. They were forced to comply with the Village of Deerfield ordinance that states ‘houses built in the area must allow space between homes and roadways.’ – mypositiveoutlooks.com

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“It’s so unique and it’s a very well-known home in the community…As far as some of the viral videos on TikTok, it just goes to show the curiosity of real estate flows through all generations, and we’re excited they are putting their own brand of creativity on it. – Alan Berlow of Coldwell Banker

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TikTok user @kobbbsalad posted an update to give people a little more information about the famous home.

He even made a hilarious joke about Mariah Carey being the owner of the home. Commenters wrote that it looked like a movie set and that the home is a ‘North Shore Staple.’ One thing is certain, this home is definitely one-of-a-kind and you can’t help to imagine what it might be like to live in the “Skinny Home” shaped like a pie.

@kobbbsalad

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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