'Spite Homes' Are The Delightfully Genteel Way To Irritate Your Neighbors (PHOTOS)

July 20, 2014 12:00 PM

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'Spite Homes' Are The Delightfully Genteel Way To Irritate Your Neighbors (PHOTOS)

File this under "Revenge Tactics Of The Genteel And Moneyed." Spite houses are exactly as they sound -- homes built expressly to upset a neighbor. Some are built to block views, while others are designed in protest of land zoning. We'd like to tell you the story of a particular spite house, a sprawling mansion that was the outcome of a rather messy inter-familial argument.

Originally located in Phippsburg, Maine, the home was built by Thomas McCobb in 1806. He was the heir to his father's land and shipbuilding business, which had presumably included the family's crown jewel of a property, dubbed the "Mansion In The Wilderness." Though it sounds like a twee wedding ven...

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