The £3m London houseboat that’s been on the market for 2.5 YEARS

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The 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom boat is moored up in St Katharine Docks, Wapping, and bears an incredibly unusual name.

The Matrix Island is a unique 1930s vessel with its own jet ski platform and massive door-like windows that face out across the water.

Nearing 5,000 square feet, the houseboat is almost 5 times the size of an average UK semi-detached house.



The huge open plan living area is on the upper floor
The huge open plan living area is on the upper floor

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The listing describes the houseboat as: “A truly spectacular and quite unique 1930s steel barge which has been converted into a magnificent contemporary houseboat.



There are to big living areas, and one has a cozy fire to sit around
There are to big living areas, and one has a cozy fire to sit around

“The near 50 ft. foredeck provides enormous scope for alfresco entertaining but it is the internal volume of this vessel – in excess of 5,000 sq. ft. – that has allowed for an extensive and impressive open-plan upper deck including a vast and bright reception, kitchen, and dining areas, offering wonderful dock views with a central atrium stairway to a lower deck.

“On the lower deck, there is a further reception area and access to a Rib / Jet-ski platform and five large double bedrooms, each with direct or shared en suite facilities.



The master suite looks like it is from a luxury hotel
The master suite looks like it belongs in a 5* luxury hotel



The bedrooms are the same size as some flats
The bedrooms are the same size as some flats

“The current owner has recently laid new wool carpet, replaced the boiler and installed LED lighting as well as repainted.

“There is a newly built office space at the rear of the houseboat with Tower Bridge views which is separated from the main living accommodation.

“Matrix Island with its own private access ramp is moored at St Katharine Docks – London’s premier luxury yacht marina providing a most exciting venue close the heart of the City of London.”



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Working from home with this view would be nice
Working from home with this view would be nice



After a long day, you could get into your own personal sauna
After a long day, you could get into your own personal sauna

The floating mansion is moored near local transport hubs, making it easy for residents to still feel part of the city, and could even make it a practical space for someone looking to commute.

However, the £3m boat has struggled to sell, and was first listed on the market in May 2019.

The owners have since listed their houseboat mansion with three different estate agents, all of which have had to reduce their sale price from £3.5m to its current price.



The kitchen is open to views of the dock and lots of natural light
The kitchen is open to views of the dock and lots of natural light



Part of the outdoor terrace is behind bi-folding doors
Part of the outdoor terrace is behind bi-folding doors

On top of the hefty price tag, the Mooring and Maintenance Charge would cost you £32,000 per annum, which is higher than the UK’s average annual salary.

However, if you were to buy this huge houseboat, there would be one pro: no council tax!

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