This Week’s Find: 680 Square Feet on the Water

by UrbanTurf Staff

This Week's Find: 680 Square Feet on the Water: Figure 1

Weekly happy hours, Zumba classes, rooftop decks with views of DC’s monuments are features typically associated with high-end condos and rentals in DC. Yet those also come with a $189,000 two-bedroom that just hit the market in Southwest. The one catch is that the home floats.

Property #B11 at 600 Water Street is one of 86 houseboats that make up the Gangplank Marina.

This Week's Find: 680 Square Feet on the Water: Figure 2
The houseboat’s main living space.

In many ways, the home is just like any other unit on the market. There is a kitchen area that features updated appliances, hardwood floors and a breakfast bar that comfortably sits four. Just beyond this is a living space that’s large enough for the owner’s flat-screen TV which she’ll fondly remember gathering with other community members to watch football on. A large window against the back wall brings in natural light. The master bedroom, although smaller, has good-sized closet space, expanding the home’s storage and reducing the clutter. There is also a small outdoor seating area and the home comes with air conditioning, laundry and a parking space.

This Week's Find: 680 Square Feet on the Water: Figure 3

The Wharf’s $2 billion redevelopment means the houseboats will be moved, but each owner will get a boat slip at the new location.

And while there are not rooms dedicated to certain activities, the schedule is full for many residents: Zumba classes happen on Thursdays, a “Captain’s Coffee” is hosted on Sunday and Thursday nights are for happy hour.

This Week's Find: 680 Square Feet on the Water: Figure 4
Sunset from Gangplank Marina

Below are more details on the new listing:

  • Address: 600 Water Street SW, #B11 (map)
  • Price: $189,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Square Footage: 680
  • Listing Agent: Robyn Porter, W.C. & A.N. Miller

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_680_square_feet_on_the_water/10193


  1. CyberGuyE said at 10:14 pm on Friday July 31, 2015:
    This looks like an amazing deal with one large potential issue. The wharf relocation maybe very costly and a large headache for the owner. Does anyone know where will they be forced to move? Or what kind of costs can they expect?
  1. Payton Chung said at 4:06 am on Monday August 3, 2015:
    Why would relocation be "very costly... a large headache"? It's a boat -- it's meant to move, and the new piers will be almost adjacent to the current ones.

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