Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.
Location: Sausalito, California
If you've ever had the itch to try out aquatic living—and have $1.3 million to spare—this property is looking pretty inviting on the waterfront of Bay Area’s Sausalito. It may be a houseboat, but a thorough renovation brought in contemporary finishes and smart home features (i.e. you can control lighting, heating, and the speaker system through your smartphone).
It also has a surprisingly generous amount of space, with three levels holding three bedrooms (two of which boast great water views) and two bathrooms.
The home offers 1,861 square feet over three levels. The main level, with views directly out onto the water and nearby Mount Tamalpais, holds the living room and open kitchen.
The lower level has a den with beamed ceilings, plus the bedroom without the waterfront views.
The two top-floor bedrooms boast the best views, plus their own patio spaces. There's also a bathroom up here.
The houseboat is docked in Yellow Ferry Harbor, home to the historic Yellow Ferry, the oldest surviving ferryboat on the West Coast. The commute to downtown San Francisco isn't bad—there's a nearby freeway on ramp and a bus stop a block-and-a-half away. Or, if you'd rather cut straight through Richardson Bay, you could hop onto the commuter ferry; the stop is about a ten minute drive from the house.
The property, at 22 Yellow Harbor, wants $1.3 million.