Newly on the market in the Florida Keys is the Bay Bourne Houseboat, originally built in 1948 for hotelier Conrad Hilton. The brokerbabble explains how the structure came ashore:
"[It] was originally docked next door at the Cheeca Lodge in the 1960's when Hurricane Donna broke her away from her mooring and left her high and dry on US 1. The Houseboat was found and then rolled on telephone poles back into the place where it sits, permanently "anchored" today commanding the perfect spot on the beach!
The houseboat-turned-beach house sits on five acres of land (which, as Curbed Miami points out, "is fabulously rare for the Keys") with 300 feet of private, sandy beach, thus explaining the $6.25M asking price. That or, you know, the fact that "President Harry Truman composed much of the Truman Letters from pen and pad while on the boat." What's red, white, and blue all over? >>