A Houseboat in London Fit For A Family
On the southern banks of the Thames in London lies Bosco, a 1950s Dutch cargo barge that has been converted into a family home. To transform the barge into a comfortable home, the entire boat was re-engineerd and a new glass and steel top section was added.
The design conversion from boat to family home was done by LAB Architects. The boat now houses three bedrooms, two living rooms, and a cinema room.
Despite the boat dating back to the 50s, the houseboat is pretty spacious with 2241 sq ft of living space. From the cozy rooms below deck to a glass extension with a pretty view of London. This houseboat is a design marvel.
Filled with plants and bamboo rolling curtains, the steel and glass extension/winter garden is a wonderful room. And through all those windows you have an amazing and unique view of London.
The kitchen is big enough for a comfortable dining nook and the kitchen island includes a breakfast bar. The stainless steel kitchen cabinets are combined with Carrara marble worktops and oak wood panels.
The space below deck is divides into three parts. On one end is the master suite and other the others side the kids bedrooms. In between these private rooms is a social living room.
The below deck living room has aubergine walls in combination with a plywood ceiling.
The master bedroom lies in the stern of the boat and has oak parquet flooring with birch ply skirting and ceilings, framed by wood-panelled walls.
The master bathroom has Victorian style floor tiles and moody aubergine polished plaster walls.
The bow of the boat houses a banquette-lined cinema room
The houseboat is for sale at The Modern House