An evil house is a monument to human harm

In English there is a term "spite house" - "house of malice". Such houses are specially built to annoy others - to block out the sunlight for neighbors, block their passage, spoil the view, etc. Therefore, it is better to translate this term into Russian, as "in evil".

Since comfortable living in mischiefs is a secondary task, they often look like ugly creatures of architecture. One of the most famous mischief-makers is the Richardson home in New York. Joseph Richardson built this house in 1882. He owned a narrow strip of land, and an adjacent land owner named Hyman Sarner offered Joseph to buy the land from him for $ 1, 000. Joseph was not going to give the land so cheaply and demanded $ 5, 000. The deal did not take place, and an annoyed Joseph, in order to annoy the greedy Hyman, lined up on his narrow strip of land in spite of 32 meters long and ... one and a half meters wide! There were eight apartments in the house, but in fact no one ever lived there.

In 1806, Thomas McCobb returned from seafaring to find that his half-brother Mark had seized his ancestral home - a posh mansion called the Palace in the Desert. An angry Thomas spitefully built a house right across the road leading to the "Palace". He so successfully spoiled the look with his house that the "Palace" had to be transported along the river to a new place.

In 1985, the Florida city of Sunrise fined the owner of a commercial firm several times for parking his company's trucks in front of his house. To annoy the mayor of the city in response, the merchant painted his house a hot pink. A similar story happened in Georgia - the authorities of one of the cities of the state refused to ask Wall Pike to add a round porch to his house. Frustrated, Stan painted his house in green with purple polka dots in protest.

In 1914, the Austro-Hungarians who seized Sarajevo decided to build a mayor's office and a library in the old city. On the plot of land they liked, there was already a house, which, in their opinion, spoiled the place with its appearance, moreover, the owner did not agree to move out for any money. When coerced by force, he "teleported" his house to the other side of the river, rebuilding it brick by brick - in spite of the Austro-Hungarian authorities. Now in the Sarajevo villain there is a restaurant "Inat Kuća" (the name of the establishment logically translates as "House of Malice").