Floating on the River Thames, This London Houseboat Offers Lavish Nautical Living

Floating on the River Thames, This London Houseboat Offers Lavish Nautical Living

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Site: Battersea, London 

Selling price: £1.8 million (US$2.15 million)

This London houseboat has had a trendy redesign that features a cinema space and an on-deck wintertime backyard garden, with sweeping sights of Battersea Bridge and the River Thames.

The a few-bed room floating home is moored on the Thames at the Oyster Pier marina, in south London’s Battersea. It belongs to the founding directors of LAB Architects who transformed the former 1950s Dutch cargo vessel into a dwelling with modern day residing spaces, in accordance to listing agent James Klonaris, head of prime appraisals at The Modern Residence. 

Unlike most houseboats, Bosco, as it’s acknowledged, has a spacious floorplan spanning previously mentioned and down below deck. Its exotic backyard garden area has a glass and black metal composition, which resembles a “transparent delivery container.” It sorts a heated and plant-stuffed reception place that can be used yr-spherical. 

Bosco is a 1950s previous Dutch barge, transformed by its architect proprietors into a trendy dwelling.

The Fashionable Home

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Down below deck, it has a colourful, streamlined inside, organized about original brass portholes and deep skylights to make the most of the gentle. Rooms function crafted-in cabinetry, ply paneling and other nautical influences, which includes lighting, which enhances its boat-like look. 

“The actuality that the founding administrators of LAB Architects, with their wonderful catalogue of household projects, chose to make Bosco their family home is a testomony to what a brilliantly developed houseboat can supply in conditions of way of living,” Mr. Klonaris mentioned. “Ultimately, it is a beautiful home in a placing of scarce tranquillity in the centre of London.”

This new-on the lookout kitchen has compact living characteristics and the glint of stainless steel.

The Contemporary Home


Bosco has 2,150 square feet of living area, a few bedrooms (like a key bedroom), two loos, a shower place, a examine/reception area, a wintertime back garden/reception space, a kitchen area and eating space, and a cinema room.


The property’s banquette-lined cinema area is cleverly sequestered in the boat’s bow. It also has two double cabin bedrooms, both equally with designed-in storage and a spare “shelf” mattress for friends.

London, England, British isles, 19 May 2022 – BOSCO, Berth 4 Oyster Pier, London, SW11 3RP

The Modern Property

Community Notes

Bosco lies in the Oyster Pier marina just off Lombard Street, beside Battersea Bridge. It is about 5 minutes from Battersea Square, which is house to Gordon Ramsay’s London Property cafe Vinos y Licores, a cosy bar with al fresco consuming and tapas the Melanzana Italian restaurantand a Gail’s bakery. Other nearby highlights consist of The Woodman pub. 

Agent: James Klonaris, head of key appraisals at The Modern day Household

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