Near where the 280 hovers over the end of Sixth Street, at the border of Mission Bay and South Beach, wades 20 floating homes inside one of the city’s smallest neighborhoods: the Mission Creek houseboat community.
When the small maritime association relocated from Islais Creek to Mission Creek in 1960, many of its residents were thought of as fringe kooks and ’60s-era hippies. Though more muted in recent years—some of the floating houses are now considered architectural marvels—that same groovy vibe still exists inside this close group of homeowners.
Today, a home inside said community lands on the market. This circa-1998, three-story aqua abode features an Arts and Craft-like exterior. Inside you’ll find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, media room, office, “bonus room,” exposed beams, fireplace, hardwood flooring, renovated interiors, washer and dryer, and more.
Located at the center of one of the city’s most rapidly-growing neighborhoods (Chase Center, multi-milliondollar condo high-rises, bio-tech industry, UCSF, and a slew of new eateries and cafes are all nearby), the Mission Creek houseboat community is still a peaceful oasis of homes inside an ever-expanding enclave.
Asking is 1.8 million, listed through Eric Castongia of Zephyr Real Estate.