Property Crush

Peek Inside This Modern Houseboat — It Comes with a Giant Roof Deck

published Jun 15, 2023
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Boston houseboat exterior. Blue painted boat with sliding glass front doors
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If you are the kind of person who, upon the arrival of summer, is at the beach every single weekend, I have an idea: Have you considered living on a houseboat? Between the unbeatable views and ridiculously easy access to the water, they’re prime real estate for aquaphiles. 

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The Details

  • Where: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Price: $415,000
  • Size: 700 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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Okay, maybe you have some preconceptions about houseboats — like they’re cramped and have little outdoor space to call their own. And to that I say, check out this snazzy new vessel for sale in Boston.

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Built in 2020, the condo is decked out in modern finishes. Take a look at the full-size kitchen, where granite counters and a subway tile backsplash harmonize with white Shaker cabinets above and navy blue cabinets below to create a sophisticated yet decidedly nautical look. Stainless appliances include a full fridge, dishwasher, and gas range.

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The connected living area is airy and neutral, with coffered ceilings and laminate wood floors, which make for a put-together space that can also withstand any wet footsteps. 

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Waking up in the bedroom is reminiscent of starting your day on a cruise ship, thanks to the glass door that slides open and leads out to a private patio overlooking the water and city beyond. 

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The pièce de résistance, though, is up above. Step your way up a spiral staircase to the houseboat’s own roof deck, where there’s space galore (650 square feet, to be exact) for entertaining friends, grilling up a summertime feast, or simply lounging and enjoying your pristine water vistas. 

This Property Crush is listed by Sarah Fillmann, Coldwell Banker Realty.

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