Houseboats :: The ultimate waterfront property

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I've always had a thing for houseboats. I'm sure much of my fascination began when I first saw Nora Ephron's romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle. (I'm a hopeless romantic!) Wouldn't it be wonderful if life was just like the movies? (I'm also a sucker for a good happily ever after!) Love and romance aside, there's something wonderful and romantic about the idea of a simple home that floats on water. There's something so peaceful and tranquil about that notion. Whether it's the ocean, a bay, a river or a large lake, there's something to be said about living on the water. I find nothing as energizing, inspiring or relaxing as the sea. She mesmerizes me. I can think of nothing so soothing as to be able to live on the water - to watch as she changes with the tides, the winds, and the rain. To see her glisten like a million diamonds in a bright light or smooth and calm as she reflects the beauty that surrounds her, mirror-like. 

While I love the idea living on the water, I'm not sure I would like to live in the cramped confines of a traditional boat - but once they've been converted, their small spaces can seem almost vast by comparison. Come take a look at some of these lovely and stylish floating homes!

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