If all houseboats could look like this one docked in London, then we’d all be clambering to get on board. Recently converted into a residence, this former working barge has been transformed into an utterly charming home that, upon first glance of its interiors, appears to be a normal—albeit thoughtfully designed—dwelling.
Located within the gated marina community of Poplar Dock Marina, the sleek, Scandinavia-influenced vessel now comprises just over 75 square meters of railroad-style living space (or about 812 square feet) that include a bright living and dining area connected to an updated galley kitchen, a spacious ensuite master bedroom with “snug,” and on the opposite side, a twin bunk room, and another bathroom.
A lot of the boat’s original woodwork remains and is otherwise restored, with “bespoke joinery” making up the rest of it. The walls are paneled in white, with the arching ceiling also featuring what appears to be original planking. The floors are hardwood and the bathrooms tiled.
The houseboat’s most delightful details are, of course, the barge’s preserved elements, like its porthole windows, the refurbished and glazed wheelhouse, and the cubby-like sleeping quarters in the bunk room. The top of the boat also provides an outdoor space in the form of a wood terrace. If nautical living is what you fancy, then this home is available for £325,000, or approximately $423,000.
Via: The Modern House