All aboard seafaring house hunters, or anyone who just fancies architecture with a nautical flair.
While typically used as storage sheds to house all manner of marine things for homes parked on the waterfront, today’s boat houses are coming into their own – and could prove to be a potential bargain for those wanting to live by the bay.
Some have been transformed into glamorous pool cabanas, others make a great parents’ retreat, however some homeowners have gone so far as turning their humble boat sheds into fully-fledged studio apartments with all the bells and whistles.
A number of homes with boat house conversions have recently hit the market and although they were all once just a place to park the family boat, these outhouses provide a perfect setting for everything from backyard party pads to money making accommodation.
This just listed waterfront home is on a 650sq m block overlooking Neverfail Bay south of Sydney.
As well as there being a traditional two-bedroom house on site, the property also includes a newly renovated boat shed with polished timber floors, its own kitchenette and a deck that drops right down onto the waterfront.
In addition to the main three-bedroom family home at this southern Sydney address, this 1194sq m property also houses a three-bedroom boat house that is completely self-contained even with its own laundry, storage room and big private waterfront deck that includes a jetty and pontoon.
The current owners of this enviable Northern Beaches waterfront home look to be using this traditional boat house as a place to actually park the boat.
But access to attic roof storage and a perfect spot on the water’s edge means it would make an ideal additional accommodation option for friends, family or financial gain.
A rare real estate find, this boat house surrounded by bushland is the main property for sale on this 894sq m site with an extra one-bedroom second structure also on the land.
A legally habitable boat house, the waterfront cabin features a lower living level with a full kitchen and bathroom plus a loft style bedroom space. The home is surrounded by a wrap around waterfront deck complete with private jetty.
This timber boat house is a self-contained bungalow complete with a porthole style feature window plus double doors opening out to a deep water jetty and a pristine private sandy beach.
Next to the compact cabin there is a huge undercover terrace on the waterfront and further up the sloping 1000sq m block there is an impressive three-bedroom family home.