Some homes are built. This houseboat was fabricated, by Union Bay Fabricators; so, expect a bit more of a metal ship than a wooden shed. Get aboard most boats and realize that furniture is built-in. That way it doesn't move around. This 2 bedroom, 1.25 bath home has 1,080 square feet and two stories. You could buy the place separate from the dock, and drop the price from $999,000 to $600,000, but you'd miss out on the value of the $425,000 moorage. The house is a package, and a nice one if you like their choice of materials and appliances (Viking seems appropriate for a ship.) That also means you get to enjoy the button upholstered semi-circular settee and the long straight bench of a couch. The cabinetry is already in place. The kitchen, bath, and fireplace have the solid and artistic material and execution to expect on land. Outside, there's a mix of metal (down near the waves) and wood (up at eye height and above); with a roof-top deck for lounging, and a BBQ over the aft tail for grilling. Check out what's under the grill. If that's a motor, then this is a houseboat that can actually be a boat and go somewhere.
· 11 E Allison St [Zillow]
Written by Tom Trimbath