OVER THE Pacific Ocean in America, construction companies are getting serious about catering to boat owners. And what they have come up with is a stroke of genius.
Richmond American Homes of Florida are offering a new type of home design that includes attached garages that house marine vessels. So if you are a seafarer, you won’t have to build an unwieldy detached shed on your property. Your beautiful vessel will have its own toasty little place to be in the world.
Boat House Varieties
There are four different types of homes that offer the boat garage option. The garages are also tall enough to house a maxi-sized RV as well. Or you could just pile up your motorcycle collection, you know you want to! And of course, you would have space for 407 types of fishing rods too. DO IT!
Richmond Homes say they are responding to demand in Florida, which has a very similar climate to the Gold Coast. Additional highlights of the house designs include a mudroom with bathroom, so you don’t walk your salty and sandy self through the house. Overall this house promises neatness. Your boat is tucked neatly away, you don’t walk your dirty self through the house.. it’s a neatfreak’s dream!
The houses are selling from around US$250,000, and are 3 to 5 bedrooms. House builders on the Gold Coast, take note! This could totally be a thing here in the Goldie. Let’s steal their ideas and go forth, because dammit, we all want a boat garage! ■
Editor for Silver Magazine Gold Coast