Ooh ooh! I visited the Alameda Spite house a while back. I didn't see "spite" inlaid in the front porch, but there is a nice stained glass window above the door that reads "Spite House."
Madly cackling in vicarious spite. This is great.
"Excuse me, I'd like to return this jacket."
"Certainly. May I ask why?"
First thing that came to me. :D
Echoing others that I could not imagine committing to the time/effort/expense of building a spite house. However, I live in a rowhouse, and I can't stand my neighbors to one side, so I can take the easy road and simply consider my house to be a spiteful imposition on theirs. I'm blocking their view, yeah, that's it!
"The marriage was built to last but the house was built too small"
the angry brother house is for rent on VRBO! http://www.vrbo.com/247506 this actually makes me want to go to Boston.
This is great! Though I should point out, re: the point about "just windows in front and back" on the Hollensbury spite house - this is every row house that's not on the end of the row, in every city that has them (Philly, Baltimore, etc.) So that part's just the quirky nature of rowhouses, not something inherently spiteful about that particular design.
Also wow, the spambots are getting out of control on this site.
I have been angry--very angry indeed sometimes--and the thought of designing and building a house best suited for Flat Stanley still makes me cower and gawk at that level of rage.
cutting that side of the house off from sunlight, fresh air, and anything that isn’t a very angry brother going “THIS IS YOUR FAULT, YOU JACKASS.” Presumably. I think that's 100% correct. 100%.
More of this please!!!
The request for checks! I love its unboundedness.
"Tuffing it out": Responding to an intense, difficult situation with presence of mind, grace, and compassion.