HISTORY OF THE PINK HOUSE
Harry and Beatrice remained married to each other for the remainder of their lifetime. Harry and Beatrice’s grandchildren have told us that their father Stephen Cutter adored the times he spent at The Pink House & often spoke fondly of his family time there! We also know that they referred to it as the "little pink house" which makes us believe it probably was always pink.
What about the Spite House Legend?
Well, that is something we’re not quite sure about. Maybe you can help us solve the mystery? First, let’s go over what the legend says. There are several versions online, but we have chosen this version from Atlas Obscura because we think it best summarizes the story. Please note: We have never found an article on the Spite House legend that credited outside factual sources.
Spite House Legend (from Atlas Obscura)
THIS ABANDONED HOUSE LOOMS OVER a salt marsh, its pale pink paint looking like a mirror of the colorful sunsets that so often streak the sky. It’s a celebrated local landmark, one with a definite air of mystery and romance.
But the picturesque house’s story is not at all romantic. It’s a spite house, a divorced man’s way of getting the final say against his ex-wife.
According to town lore, the house was built while a local couple was in the process of finalizing their divorce in the 1920s. As part of the divorce agreement, the wife required her husband to build an exact replica of their family home for her. But unfortunately for her, she didn’t specify exactly where.
Her soon-to-be-ex went along with her stipulations and built a home identical to the one they once shared. It would’ve been a sweet, amicable gesture—had he not purposely built it atop an isolated salt marsh. Even the plumbing used salt water instead of fresh water, making the abode uninhabitable.
Can you help us?
If you have any information of historical significance to the Pink House, related to the Spite House legend or not, please let us know!