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Location: Portland, Oregon
Floating homes are becoming more popular not only for their relative affordability, but also for their adaptability, addressing issues of land space constraints and rising sea levels. In places like Portland, Oregon, they make sense. For those curious about the floating home lifestyle, this property on a private marina may give you just the taste you need to whet your appetite.
Built in 1981, the 1,841-square-foot two-bedroom looks like a true house—except this one happens to be floating on the Willamette River and is more or less permanently moored, unlike a houseboat. It has been well maintained and updated over the years and features plenty of charm, starting with its green facade, hardwood flooring, and paneled walls and ceilings.
The multi-story residence also expertly takes advantage of its site by nearby Butterfly Park through its open-plan layout and numerous windows. The top floor holds the main living area, which comprises an open kitchen, an adorable breakfast nook with built-in bench, fireplaced lounge, and direct access to a deck overlooking the water.
A large master ensuite bedroom with an office nook and direct access to the deck plus a second bedroom and bathroom are located on the first floor. One of the most surprising aspects of the home is that it doesn’t lack in outdoor space, even though its footprint is limited. In addition to the aforementioned balcony on the top floor and the main deck on the bottom, there’s also a roof terrace with a sunning deck, hot tub, and seating area.
Located at 7720 SW Macadam Avenue 18 just across the river from the Sellwood neighborhood, the property is offered at $825,000. Have a look.
Courtesy of Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group