Name: Kristen Coates & Chris Wyllie
Location: Newport Harbor, Rhode Island
Size: 34’ Houseboat
Years lived in: 18 months; owned
It all started with a wildly imaginative dream, sketched on a cocktail napkin one summer night in 2011. Chris and Kristen wanted to design a boat to use as a creative outlet and a place for entertaining summer guests. Never mind the fact that neither had experience with boat building. The couple, artists and gallery owners who divide their time between Newport and New York, aren’t ones to shun a challenge, no matter how unachievable it may seem.