A Renovated Houseboat Named Barge Maria Seeks a New Owner for £850K in London

Preserved hardwood floors, porthole windows, and vaulted ceilings with skylights span the 1929 Dutch vessel turned floating home.
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Location: Riverside Quarter, Wandsworth, SW18, London, England

Price: £850,000

Year Built: 1929

Footprint: 1,930 square feet (four bedrooms, three baths)

From the agent: "Barge Maria is a beautiful Dutch Barge built-in 1929. She was fully renovated by architect Roderick James to preserve the historic atmosphere but also to create a contemporary feel with sunlit rooms. There is a large open plan living room with a wood-burning stove, a contemporary kitchen with concrete worktops, principal bedroom with en suite bathroom plus a second bedroom and shower room. The aft Captains cabin has one double bed and one single bed. This mooring also comes with the added benefit of an underground parking space. The Riverside Quarter residential moorings are on a picturesque stretch of the River Thames. Boats moored here currently have a residential license to 2063. Residents of this secure, gated mooring with CCTV can use the development’s facilities including 24-hour concierge/security, restaurants, gym, steam room, hot tub, and swimming pools."

This renovated houseboat named Barge Maria is currently moored in the Riverside Quarter on the River Thames in Wandsworth, London. 

The 1929 Dutch vessel was carefully updated by architect Roderick James of the eponymous Devon, England–based firm.

The lower deck includes an open kitchen, dining, and living area with beautiful hardwood floors.

The updated kitchen features concrete countertops and white-painted, wood-paneled cabinets that match the ceiling and walls.

In the living room, the vaulted ceiling is glazed to allow natural light inside. 

Small porthole windows throughout the spaces evoke the nautical history of the floating home.

Two of the houseboat’s four bedrooms bookend the main living space on the lower deck.

The principal bedroom features an en suite bath with a freestanding wooden tub.

The 1,930-square-foot houseboat is seeking a new owner for £850,000 in London.


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