Mamaroneck’s Famous ‘Skinny House’ Is Now on the Market

The unique and historic property is for sale — at about one-fifth the town’s average sale price.

We’ve all seen or heard the tale of Westchester’s “Skinny House,” a 10-foot-wide, 39-foot-long cottage nestled between two average-sized properties along Mamaroneck’s Grand St. The right Westchesterite, though, could call it ‘home.’


Location: 175 Grand St, Mamaroneck

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Description: Officially known as the Nathan Seely house, the three-floor curiosity was originally designed, built, and occupied by Seely in the early 1930s following his family’s loss of their fortunes during the Great Depression. The family lived in the 550 sq. ft. home until Nathan’s wife Lillian moved to a nursing home in 1986.

Built from salvaged and recycled materials, this was the original “tiny home”: the 0.03-acre lot still includes greenery, and the kitchen has been recently updated to fit more modern tastes. (Indoor plumbing was added in the 1940s, thank you.)

Asking Price: $275,000; est. annual property taxes: $3,456

Selling points: A literal piece of history, the home was named a Mamaroneck Village landmark in 1986 and the National Registry of Historic Places in 2015. Other fun pieces include a “library compartment” in the living room ceiling and a walk-through middle floor that can double as a living/work space or second bedroom.

Listing agent: Paulo (Paul) Guerra, Houlihan Lawrence

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Check out more photos of this property below, or head over to the listing for more details.

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