Yankee Ferry, a unique floating home in New York, is currently on the market for $1.25 million from design team Richard and Victoria Mackenzie-Childs. The home offers a historic 150 feet, 11 bedrooms, and boasts as the earliest and primeval Ellis Island Ferry, toptenrealestatedeals.com reports.
The couple left their previous company Mackenzie-Childs in 2001 and started Emprise, a new collection, setting to sea in New York City aboard Yankee Ferry. Yankee Ferry has already served to awaken, infuse, and inspire the MacKenzie-Childsʼ new collection with a milieu of modern and historical perspectives that resound with visionary adaptations.
The home is listed on the National Register of historic places, and has the needed area to be a potential public exhibit, event venue, or restaurant. Yankee Ferry measures 147 feet in length, with a 29-foot beam and eight-foot draft with a steel hull. Several levels include the engine/utility room are home to a bedroom, General Motors V12 engine, and deck with space for work or creative area use.
The second deck houses a ballroom with a stage and an innovative banquet table suspended by rope that can be raised or lowered depending on the type of function held. The wheelhouse has been converted into private guest quarters with its own galley-ette.
Richard and Victoria are world-renowned for their vibrant and lavish furniture and dinnerware pieces, which can run up to $30,000 and higher. Once they purchased Yankee Ferry in 2003, they revived the ancient ship with their colorful designs and fantasy inspiration.
The couple left their previous company Mackenzie-Childs in 2001 and started a new Emprise, setting to sea in New York City aboard Yankee Ferry. Yankee Ferry has already served to awaken, infuse, and inspire the MacKenzie-Childsʼ new Emprise collection with a milieu of modern and historical perspectives that resound with visionary adaptations.
Yankee House is a rare home with its majestic interior and artistic exterior.
Photo credit to Michael R. Franklin of Franklin Ruttan Unique Property Specialist.