Couple Discovers Abandoned Brick House On Their Property, Then Notice It’s Sized For Children

We’ve featured many tiny homes but we’ve never seen anything like this before.

In 2000, Matt and Anna Jones purchased a large house in Brick, New Jersey. At the time they bought it, they had no idea that they were inheriting another home of sorts… a fully-decorated mini house with items you’d expect to find, like tables, chairs, and kitchen cabinets. However, there was something striking about the items inside.

The Jones was stunned to discover this “guest” house was only three and a half feet in height. Anna, who stands at 5’3, towered over the structure without a clue as to what it was ever used for.

From the brick fireplace to the upright piano, everything inside this one-bedroom cottage was scaled down and child-sized.

Matt and Anna’s neighbors began sharing stories about the tiny house, which had become something of a New Jersey landmark. Some said little people lived there while working in the circus in the 1960s.

Others were convinced it was still occupied by a family of dwarves.

But then Anna learned the truth behind the mysterious brick house…

In 2000, Anna and Matt Jones purchased a corner lot home in Brick, New Jersey. They had no idea their big house came with this smaller ranch-style brick cottage.

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In 2000, Anna and Matt Jones purchased a corner lot home in Brick, New Jersey. They had no idea their big house came with this smaller ranch-style brick cottage.

Anna and Matt were even more surprised to learn the cottage wasn’t even four feet tall!

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Anna Jones, the owner stands outside in front of the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The tiny house was already decorated with furniture. From the tables and chairs to shower and fireplace, everything inside was items found in a typical home — only smaller.

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A Christmas decoration is stored at the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The couple soon became privy to the town’s theories behind the strange dwelling. Some people said it once belonged to little people who worked in the circus nearby.

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The scaled to size furniture in the living room in the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Others were convinced a family of dwarves still lived there.

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The bedroom of the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

But Anna eventually learned the truth: This one-bedroom cottage was built in the 1960s, and the original owners built it as a playhouse for their beloved grandchildren.

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Anna Jones in the kitchen area in the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Sure, the interior may look creepy to some, but what kid wouldn’t love to have fun inside his or her own little playhouse?

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Over the years, the Jones’s have enjoyed decorating the playhouse for holidays like Halloween and Christmas.

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A Christmas decoration is stored at the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The tiny house has become a New Jersey landmark.

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The fully functional fireplace in the living room in the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Anna has welcomed tourists, who continue to stop by and take photos outside the home.

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Sadly, Hurricane Sandy all but destroyed the interior, ripping up the walls and floors and leaving litter and dead leaves in its wake.

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The bathroom in the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The cottage has also been vandalized many times over the years. Thieves have broken in to steal various belongings, which has been stressful for the family.

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The scale to size bathroom and full working shower in the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Though Ann and Matt have no plans to leave their main house, the above factors have led to their decision to sell the playhouse to an “eccentric person that has nothing better to do with their money.”

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Anna Jones, the owner of the Brick Midget House in Brick, NJ 4/30/15 (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

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