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Live the seafaring life on this sleek Sausalito houseboat

Asking is $1,295,000

Photos by Alan Blaustein, courtesy of Engel and Voelkers

Nary a decorative anchor nor wicker basket of seashells will be found inside this minimal, expertly designed houseboat in Sausalito’s famed floating home community. Which is what, in part, makes it stand out from its on-the-nose neighbors who go overboard with the oceanic theme.

Featuring two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,014 square feet, 35 South 40 Dock was built in 2010 by an architect for himself and his family. The facade bears white wood paneling and crisp lines (like the decorative wood fencing on the exterior staircase), which helps it stand out in a literal sea of homes. Here you’ll find radiant heat, picture windows with views of the Mount Tam, a large rooftop deck, Viking appliances, and a private boat dock.

Also of note, Sunset Magazine featured the wading house in 2010, noting, among other things, the preciousness of the community found here. “We’re definitely a community,” said former owner Jennifer Harvey. “In the city, you might know who lives next door, but your neighbor two or three doors down? Sometimes this much closeness can feel awkward, but it’s better—and healthier—than the isolating urban alternative.” ­­­­

Asking is $1,295,000; the listing is through Michele L Affronte of Engel and Voelkers.