The fancy floating homes we see today sprang from humble fishing shacks, anchored to river banks or plopped on tethered logs. Now, storied abodes, resting on highly engineered concrete platforms, rise to the sky.
The price: $1 million or more.
In this week’s real estate gallery, we look at floating homes on the market that cost around seven figures.
Surprised? Don’t be, says real estate agent Graham Marden, a broker partnered with John McPherson at Premiere Property Group. They have a floating house listed at $1,675,000.
The property at 14561 NW Larson Road Unit 17-18 in Portland’s Channel Island Marina includes ownership of both sides of the walkway, two slips and a two-car garage.
Inside the two-story, contemporary-style house are dramatic, geometric skylights and expansive windows to draw in natural light.
The custom home has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 3,623 square feet of living space, which breaks down to $462 a square foot at the asking price. Bonus: There are five fireplaces, including an outdoor stone fireplace on one of three balconies.
The floating homes in Channel Island Marina have a walkway overlooking the river and across to Sauvie Island plus an inside walkway where you can moor a boat, says Marden. Each of the garages has a slip with space that can be used for storage or as a studio.
A garage? That’s rare for a floating house. Around Portland, there are only four moorages with fully owned garages that are transferable upon a sale. There are two moorages with rented garages and one with carports and storage units. All have wait lists, says Marden.
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