This Gorgeous Houseboat in London Could Be Yours For $378K
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This Gorgeous Houseboat in London Could Be Yours For $378K

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
This stunning one-bedroom houseboat can run 100% off the grid—and it's currently up for grabs.

The Dusky Parakeet is a bright and modern houseboat currently moored in London's St. Katharine Docks. Award-winning London–based firm 31/44 Architects outfitted the brand-new 60' x 12' wide beam canal boat with bespoke interiors that give off a Scandinavian vibe.

The calm, muted palette is perfectly suited to the Dusty Parakeet's watery surroundings.

The calm, muted palette is perfectly suited to the Dusty Parakeet's watery surroundings.

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The handmade joinery and flooring are crafted from Douglas fir, charcoal gray Valchromat, and tulipwood. The interior is open and uncluttered, and storage is cleverly tucked away beneath the staircase and under the benches.

As the listing so perfectly states, "It would be impossible to find an apartment of this caliber, in this location, at this affordable price, but Dusky Parakeet manages to achieve all three. She would make a perfect pied-à-terre, moveable home, or office."

The steps and seating conceal drawers that help keep clutter to a minimum. There’s even a hidden television.

The steps and seating conceal drawers that help keep clutter to a minimum. There’s even a hidden television.

The minimalist houseboat features bespoke wall sconces and custom-made upholstery.

The minimalist houseboat features bespoke wall sconces and custom-made upholstery.

The handmade kitchen features recycled materials by Smile Plastics. The doors and countertops are made of yogurt containers—and they even contain little flecks of silver from the lids. 

The handmade kitchen features recycled materials by Smile Plastics. The doors and countertops are made of yogurt containers—and they even contain little flecks of silver from the lids. 

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The houseboat has a single bedroom with a round porthole—lest you forget where you are staying. 

The houseboat has a single bedroom with a round porthole—lest you forget where you are staying. 

The boat is cozy even in the winter, thanks to a fully insulated hull, double glazing, and underfloor heating.

The boat is cozy even in the winter, thanks to a fully insulated hull, double glazing, and underfloor heating.

The shower room is made almost entirely from Corian. A Cinderella incineration toilet makes waste disposal easy.

The shower room is made almost entirely from Corian. A Cinderella incineration toilet makes waste disposal easy.

The Dusky Parakeet is outfitted with a 500-liter water storage tank and solar panels, so it can run 100% off the grid if needed.

The Dusky Parakeet is outfitted with a 500-liter water storage tank and solar panels, so it can run 100% off the grid if needed.

The Dusky Parakeet is currently listed for £290,000 (approximately $377,700) by Aucoot.

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