The Famously Narrow "Pie House" of Deerfield

A suburban Chicago home has become known locally as the “Pie House” because of its resemblance to a wedge-shaped slice of pie. Built in 2003 on an oblong plot of land in Deerfield, Illinois, the Pie House has become somewhat of a local tourist attraction, with people stopping by regularly just to take pictures of the unusually narrow building. Famous for its unique shape, the Pie House was born out of necessity when developer Greg Weissman of Advantage Properties tried to make the best of a piece of land only 0.09 acres in size. Despite one of the walls being only three feet wide, the Pie House turned out to be quite cozy, and ended up selling for little over $284,000 in 2007. The owners decided to move and originally listed the property for $339,000. After several reductions in price, the house finally sold last week for $260,000. Featuring 1,122 square feet of livable space, the Pie House is more spacious than it looks from the outside. The one-story house features 2 bedrooms, 2½ baths, and a fully furnished basement. For obvious reasons, it lacks a garage, but does have a parking pad that can hold six cars.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

On This Day

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

Fact of the Day

In Japan, if a working day falls between two public holidays, that working day becomes an additional holiday by law, also known as “Citizen’s Holiday.”

Nature Oddities

When jaguars eat the leaves of the yaje plant, the are affected in much the same way as domesticated cats are affected by catnip.

Food and Drink

Tater tots were invented in 1953 when Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. The product was first offered commercially in stores in 1956.
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