Smallest house in Brussels up for auction; starting price $238,920
Published on Jan 23, 2013 12:52 AM
BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Cosy might be the best word to describe the smallest house in Brussels, which is about to go up for auction.
The centuries-old former furniture workshop and creperie a stone's throw from the Belgian capital's picturesque central square is just 2.75m wide and has a ground floor only 1.75m across.
"There's a lot of interest and there are also a lot of tourists who want to see it," said Claude Rotsart de Hertaing, a Brussels pensioner who works part time showing prospective buyers around houses.
The dilapidated five-floor Belgian townhouse, just off the central Grand Place square, has "La plus petite maison de Bruxelles" (The smallest house in Brussels) written across a faded wooden sign above the entrance.
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