Property prices have skyrocketed, especially in the metropolitan cities such as London, and we might turn to luxury at sea instead.
A 130-foot Dutch barge, Vega IV has been transformed into a Penthouse, which is moored in Battersea, South London.
It was built in 1959 to carry coal and now its purpose is to provide luxury to those who are eager for the fabulous life and can afford it. Among other things, it features a home cinema system, a state of the art kitchen, a walk in dressing room, under floor heating, a rain shower, a hanging fireplace and a fully stocked cocktail bar. Exceptional service is provided by an on call butler 24 hours a day and room service offered by the nearby five star Hotel Rafayel.
It boasts 2,300 sq ft of internal space, with three double bedrooms and its own outdoor terrace. It can travel up to 10 kmph and filling its fuel tank will cost the owner $3,000.
This floating penthouse has already peaked the interest of celebrities like Bryan Adams and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. For only $25 million, this “houseboat” is far cheaper than similar properties on land.