A Massive Converted 1950s Houseboat Is Looking for a New Owner in London

On the market for £1,800,000, the floating residence offers six bedrooms, two kitchens, and a substantial upper deck with a retractable roof.
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Location: Thames Quay, Canary Wharf, E14, London, England

Price: £1,800,000

Year Built: 1957

Footprint: 7,098 square feet (six bedrooms, six baths)

From the agent: "This stunning motor barge was built in 1957 and has since been converted into 8,000 square feet of luxury accommodation. This outstanding boat has six bedrooms (plus staff accommodation), six bathrooms, three fabulous reception areas, and two kitchens, along with a display kitchen, bar, and wheelhouse. It has been finished to the highest standards, with teak doors, windows, and bespoke chrome-over-brass portholes, all of which were handcrafted in the Netherlands. Further details include individual room air-conditioning/heating with Daikin compressor and brand-new navigation system in wheelhouse. Available on a transferable residential mooring at South Quay, Canary Wharf, which enjoys a wide variety of bars, restaurants, and leisure amenities."

Dating back to 1957, this expansive converted houseboat in London’s Canary Wharf features 7,098 square feet of interior living space.

The floor plan includes two well-equipped kitchens situated across the vessel’s first and second levels. On the lower deck, the spacious cooking area overlooks the dining room and is anchored by a large island with a worktop made using granite from Spain.

The repurposed motor barge also offers three large entertainment areas, one with a built-in bar.

 "Paneled walls and ceilings are made of American red oak, pine, hickory, pecan, and poplar," says the listing agent. Brazilian walnut floors run throughout the interior. 

The six-bedroom, six-bath houseboat currently sits on a transferable residential mooring at South Quay, Canary Wharf in London. 

The custom chrome-over-brass portholes seen throughout the interior were handcrafted in the Netherlands. 

The upper deck includes a generous outdoor area with a retractable roof.

The boat, dubbed Le Sorelle, is currently being used for private hire and corporate events, but can easily serve as a full-time floating residence.

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