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A Boat House Sits High and Dry Smack-Dab in the Middle of Pennsylvania

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This landlocked residence is an ideal solution if you crave a seafaring life, but don’t live anywhere near the water.

It’s a 4,128-square-foot home in Duncannon, PA, that was built to resemble a steamboat.

Listed for $359,900 in early July, the replica vessel, which sits on a lot of 13 acres, has an offer pending.

The closest body of water is Sherman Creek, which flows into the mighty Susquehanna River a few miles east.

“My understanding is [the seller] had a love for steamboats and had this built to have the feel of looking like a steamboat that landed on land. And that’s exactly what it looks like,” says listing agent Erika Rutt-Akens, with Coldwell Banker Realty. “When I first pulled up, the first thing I wanted to do was stop and take a picture with my phone to be able to say, ‘Hey everybody, look at this!’”

Exterior before smokestacks

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Built in 2008, the four-level home features a reverse floor plan.

“It has three bedrooms on the first floor with a little kitchenette and two full baths. Then you go up the stairs, and you have this magnificent open area with high ceilings,” Rutt-Akens explains.

On the second floor, you’ll find the full kitchen, living space, office, and half-bath.

Kitchen

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Kitchenette

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Bedroom

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The home’s top two floors really lean in to the steamboat motif.

“You go up another flight of stairs to a very small room, not even big enough really for an office, and there’s a lovely little space with nice views. Then you have a spiral staircase that goes up to the top area like you would have on a steamboat,” Rutt-Akens says. “You have a beautiful view of the property and the surrounding areas.”

That’s also where you’ll find a wooden ship’s wheel.

“It’s like you’re steering the ship, and it’s great for kids and grandkids,” the agent adds.

Small room with the wooden ship’s wheel

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Spiral staircase

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Deck

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The seller’s family members remember some kind of contraption that allowed steam to come out of the smokestacks, but they’re not sure how (or if) it works, Rutt-Akens says.

The basement is unfinished and some of the decks and balconies need some work.

“The location is private at the end of a cul-de-sac. The acreage is all wooded around, so it’s very private,” she says, adding that it’s close to the highway and amenities like grocery stores.

The home received multiple offers after just a couple of weeks on the market, Rutt-Akens says. The buyer loves the uniqueness of the property, including the reverse floorplan.

“How often do you come across a home that looks like a steamboat that got picked up and put on land?” she notes.

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