I’ve got a real love/hate relationship with anything that deals with property transformations, home improvements or DIY. These are some of the largest time wasters on the internet. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t say this as a bad thing… More of a form of addiction whose narcotic effect is something that really gets my gears turning and throws me into a daydreaming state where I quickly realize I’m drowning in the possibilities of what ‘could be’.
While sifting through the photos I noticed something peculiar that caught my eye. The windows on this house, with a large, open floor plan, didn’t quite seem kosher. The next photo I saw had an extremely odd door, almost like it belonged in a submarine. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that the photos I was looking at were actually a converted barge. Talk about upcycling an old unused piece of machinery.
With a large, open floor plan, there aren’t too many signs that this isn’t just a normal apartment or home.
Piano, shelves, couches, fireplace… Seems pretty typical, until you take a closer look.
That odd looking door was my first indication that something wasn’t quite right.
After the door, I realized that there was something unusual about the windows, as well.
Kitchen, dining room, entertainment/ living room. All of this combined as a great room is not a bad idea. I’m a fan of open spaces.
The kitchen has a nice island, with all necessary amenities, including a good sized stove.
With a large skylight, one would think that this apartment was on the top floor… But wait, where do those stairs lead?
The top of the stairs, when coming from the great room, leads to the main housing compartment of the barge. But first, a peak through the door.
The skylights of the great room take up a large portion of the deck of the barge.
Entering the main bedroom, you’ll find a nice sitting/ reading area with plenty of natural light!
The sitting area is nestled nicely into what would otherwise be wasted space as the wall travels sharply outward from the floor.
With a good sized sitting area with storage and a nice, cozy bed, what else would a master bedroom need?