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The best part about living in Long Beach is holding the Guinness World Record for the Skinniest Home!

Cited by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the skinniest house in America is right here in Long Beach!  Pretty crazy!  It’s located close to the corner of 7th Street off of Gladys in the Historical District of Rose Park.  This 3-story, 2bedroom / 1bath home measures only 10 feet wide, with 860 square feet of living space and a living room that measures 9 by 21 feet!

In 1932, Nelson Rummond acquired the land as repayment for a loan of $100.  What would he do with such a small lot?  After a bet that a habitable home could not be built on such a small piece of land, Nelson decided to take his chances successfully building a charming Tudor style home.  Little did he know at the time that it would become a Skinny House Long Beachregistered city landmark of Long Beach and earn such fame.

The inside of the home features rough stucco walls, wide wooden flooring and carved ceiling beams.  The stairwell and bathroom feature stained-glass windows.  Holding onto its history this home still has original design features with the exception of a few changes that have been made throughout the years.

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