Experience shabby chic at its finest in a flawless floating home with a one-of-a-kind bedroom

Luxurious and chic, this octagonal Portland, Oregon, houseboat is more sophisticated than many traditional homes -- and it just happens to be floating on the Columbia River. The spacious home offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms along with decks on the bottom and top floors. You may actually forget you're floating because the bamboo floors and plush, deep carpet pamper your feet.
Central heat and air keep the boat completely comfortable, and after spending time in the master suite and drinking coffee on your own private balcony, it's definitely hard to go back to the real world! Imagine coming home each day, walking through the door and seeing this sunlit, gorgeous living room.
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Exposed wooden beams lend the home a shabby chic feel, and the view from the dining room is spectacular due to the floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that attach to the exterior deck. Inviting track lighting adds a warm glow in the evenings. Shades of seafoam, aqua and turquoise give the house a calming look and feel. It makes you sigh aloud just looking at it!
The state of the art kitchen invites you to grab ingredients and make a meal! Equipped with new stainless steel appliances, the kitchen also has a pantry, gorgeous granite counters and plenty of space for chopping and dicing.
The deck sits right on the water and offers lots of seating space. You may even make some new friends as you relax, including seagulls, ducks and geese!
The downstairs bathroom offers an oversized vanity, sink, toilet, shower and tub.
The bathtub is a Jacuzzi tub, which offers a truly extraordinary experience! Soak your troubles away with the warm bubbles!
The downstairs guest bedroom offers a comfortable queen-sized bed.
A winding, spiral staircase takes you upstairs to the master suite -- truly the showpiece of this lovely home.
The sumptuous suite features a panoramic view of the water, courtesy of floor to ceiling windows. The room offers a queen-sized bed and plenty of space.
There's a cozy living area tucked into the corner, as well as an office/desk space in front of the window.
A wall-mounted TV offers entertainment, and a heater adds warmth during chilly Oregon nights. Beautifully decorated with hints of ocean blue, the room exudes calmness and comfort. It really is a room right out of your dreams.
The master suite has its own balcony with lounge chairs and a small table and chairs, perfect for relaxing before bedtime or with a cup of coffee in the morning. The view is unforgettable!
Located in a private, gated area with other floating homes, this home is close to shops, restaurants and everything you may need -- but you probably won't want to leave for a second! ​
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