PRICE REDUCED! OWNERS WANT IT SOLD THIS SEASON...
This one is truly a very rare find in the State of Texas. Not your typical House boat... YES, ITS A BOAT! YES, ITS A HOUSE/OFFICE/BUSINESS! YES, ITS A BARGE! IT IS A TWO STORY HOUSE BARGE! Looking for a house on the water? It really is!
This two story house was custom built in 2001 on board a 10,500 LB Compression Waterproof enhanced concrete, it is a very similar type of concrete to that used for bridge pilings for bridges over water but stronger! The house that was built on top of the barge was very well constructed and finished out nicely as you will see in the video and photos in this listing. Some Photos and videos in this listing show furniture which has since been removed but we have left some of those photos and video so you could see as "Staged".
Be sure to click on the FULL SPECS to get the full story on this unique offering and opportunity to own something to live on the water much like you would see in States of Washington or Oregon.
Own a house with no property taxes and move whenever you feel like it AND TAKE YOUR HOUSE WITH YOU! To arrange a private tour please call or email our office and we will set an appointment to get you on board.
Completely furnished quarters with sleeping facilities for 4 persons, located in the deck house, consisting of first floor Master bedroom and full bathroom with shower, a sitting room that could be converted to another small bedroom and adjoining office that was added six years ago.
The second floor has a full size kitchen with all full sized appliances with an attached 1/2 Bath. Dinning room and Living room open floor-plan concept and an exterior porch with stairs to the roof top deck area.
This home has a length of 48' and width of 16', this two story house will give you over 1500 sq. ft. of living area on the water. There is also the bonus of a basement storage area the length and width of the barge and over 750 sq ft of storage, which also houses the laundry room with full size washer and dryer.
Central Electric Air Conditioning and Central Electric heating. Electric and LP Gas galley appliances.
The barge was designed and constructed under the owners direction, who is a professional engineer involved in various overseas construction projects. The concrete used in the construction was enhanced using components that provided extra strength and hardness.
Watertight hull consisting of one compartment constructed of water proof (10,500 lb. compression) enhanced concrete.
Hull Form: Constructed of waterproof enhanced concrete wit 9" thick bottom, 6" thick sides and a wood frame top support the two story house.
Superstructure Form: House sides constructed with 4' x 16' x 6" Styrofoam panels sandwiched between 1/2" thick oriented strand board. The original vinyl siding was replaced eight years ago.
Mooring fittings; There are three on each side and both ends, pad eyes inset into the concrete to be used as mooring devices.
Barge free-board to the weather deck is 2 feet.
240/120 volt power supply from dockside shore power, with main switch panel, distribution/breaker panels, transformers for low voltage circuits, switch boxes, motor control boxes and plastic covered marine grade wiring. Weathertight industrial type exterior fixtures. Standard household type interior fixtures.
Two, DOT approved 10 lb. steel tanks located in bottle rack on exterior deck/pier, with manual shut-off valve at tank, manifold, pressure gauge, regulator, copper piping.
Separate lines from locker with independent shut-off valves for each appliance. System installed to NFPA Standards.
There is a long list of furnishings included with the purchase of this house barge that will make it a turn key purchase. (Personal Items and some artwork excluded).
Watergate Yachting Center - Pier 3
1500 Marina Bay Dr. - Bldg. 112
Kemah, TX 77565