Before docking at Canary Wharf in London, this giant cargo ship made many journeys across European waters. But in 1988, it was taken out of commission and transformed into a luxurious three-bedroom home on water. Let’s take a look inside.
The Dutch Luximotor ship now has three bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, wheelhouse, and outdoor deck.
And although the ship no longer moves cargo, it is still fully-functional and could take to the waters if the owners wanted to; however, we imagine that finding a place to park this massive home would be a challenge.
Inside, the home features impressively tall ceilings, an open-floorplan, and gorgeous oak paneling.
Royal blue carpet and white ceilings truly give the unique houseboat a nautical feel, perfect for a life on the water. Also on the ceiling are multiple large skylights that let in lots of sunlight, or allow you to listen to the pitter patter of the rain, depending on the weather.
This main room is also home to the dining room, living room, and kitchen. Each room flows directly into the next, taking up the entire length of the cargo ship’s long and narrow body. Once carrying products and goods, now, the cargo hull is a cozy living space.
The cargo ship home’s kitchen is larger than most traditional homes.
The kitchen boasts lots of counter space, modern appliances, and plenty of cabinets for storage. Cooking and entertaining is certainly not an issue in this expansive kitchen and open floor plan home. The black and white tiled floors add a fun decorative element to the room.
The master bedroom looks like it belongs in a mansion with all of its square footage.
Upstairs, you’ll find the impressive home’s three bedrooms. The largest of the bedrooms boasts neutral colors, recessed lighting, windows that line both sides of the room, a small seating area, and plush carpet throughout. From this room, you also have access to the wheelhouse.
Even though this room is quite expansive, the decor and furniture were kept to a minimum. Just a queen-size bed, a couple of nightstands, and a small table occupy the open space. The captain can take a quick nap while his skipper temporarily takes over. Of course, the captain can still keep an eye on the helm from this bedroom.
Although a smaller bedroom is lacking in windows, the white walls with wood trim and LED lighting make the room feel bright and spacious.
This interestingly-shaped room also has a queen-size bed, as well as a built-in wardrobe and cabinets. Furniture was also kept minimalistic in this room, and decor is almost non-existent as the wood trim creates a design of its own.
A glimpse into the bathroom shows that the white and wood continues into this space as well.
The houseboat’s one and only bathroom was kept modest and simple. There is nothing but the necessities in this simple, functional, and practical room. Small, colorful pictures frames add a bit of decor and character to the otherwise basic space.
You’d be surprised how many other cargo ships have been converted into incredible homes. Head over to River Homes UK to take a tour of some other unique conversions.