11 unique homes that were built just to annoy people -

11 unique homes that were built just to annoy people


Samantha GrindellApr 6, 2021, 03:29 IST

11 unique homes that were built just to annoy people

  • Homes are typically designed to be a safe haven, but sometimes they’re made with grudges in mind.
  • “Spite houses” are homes that were built to irritate neighbors or serve as an act of revenge.
  • Spite houses often become tourist destinations once the original owners no longer own them.

The Plum Island Pink House has its origins in a marriage that ended poorly.

The Plum Island Pink House has its origins in a marriage that ended poorly.

The Pink House is located in Newbury, Massachusetts.

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The Plum House, located in Newbury, Massachusetts, was built in the 1920s as a replica of a couple’s former family home, according to Atlas Obscura.

The legend states that a woman’s soon-to-be ex-husband had to build a replica of the house as part of their divorce agreement, but the court didn’t specify where the house had to sit.

To spite his former spouse, the man built the house on top of a salt marsh and used saltwater for the plumbing, making it uninhabitable.

The Edith Macefield House has been compared to the floating house from Disney’s “Up” after the owner refused to vacate her property to make way for a developer.

The Edith Macefield House has been compared to the floating house from Disney's "Up" after the owner refused to vacate her property to make way for a developer.

The Edith Macefield House draws comparisons to “Up.”

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In 2006, Edith Macefield was reportedly offered $1 million to sell her Seattle, Washington, home to a developer that wanted to turn the lot into an office building.

The property was built around her house, inspiring comparisons to Carl Frederickson’s home in “Up.” Passersby even hang balloons on the fence outside of the house as a nod to the Disney film.

The house remained on the property even after Macefield’s death in 2009, as she bequeathed it to the construction superintendent for the project, as reported by Seattle PI.



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