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Floating house on the Peconic River for sale

This floating house in Riverside Marina on the

This floating house in Riverside Marina on the Peconic River in Riverhead is on the market for $125,000. Credit: Handout

If you want to live on the water -- literally -- this floating home on the Peconic River is on the market, with an asking price of $125,000. “It’s a different lifestyle,” says the owner Danielle Gisiger, adding, “It’s fabulous.” There’s no lawn to mow and you can fish right from the bedroom window, as well as enjoy nature all day long, Gisiger says. “I have a crab trap, and there’s dinner,” she says with a laugh.

She and Michael Mahon, her life partner and business partner at the 73 Main boutique in Riverhead, have lived part-time in the floating home for 12 years. It sits on a 30-ton barge at the Riverside Marina. Standing 3½ stories, the house -- a Sundance -- features a spacious living room with a cathedral ceiling, an open dining room with a 360-degree view of the water and an open kitchen that leads to a terrace.

Of three bedrooms, the master is on the top level and has a 20-by-20-foot terrace overlooking the river. The bathroom was recently renovated. There’s also a cast-iron stove.
The marina is small and private, Gisiger says, noting it’s a quick drive -- or kayak -- into town.

The docking fee is $667 a month, plus there is an additional charge for the use of electricity. (It’s up to the buyer to discuss docking terms and fees with the dock master.)

The floating home can be towed to another location, Gisiger says. For more information, call Gisiger 917-969-5542.

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