Friday, December 26, 2014
Back to the Estuary
For the past year or so we have been earnestly looking to purchase our own home in Alameda. It has been an uphill battle as prices are expensive and the inventory in town has been limited. We got VERY lucky this year when one of the floating homes in the Barnhill Marina came up for sale.
We went for our first visit on November 8th and after a crazy, fortunate string of events, had our offer accepted and closed on December 5th.
The floating house (or the flouse, as we've been calling it) was built in 1969, and was one of the original houses in the Marina. Richard Boland had partnered with Barney Barnhill to fulfill his vision of a floating house community on the Alameda Estuary. Alas, upon reaching out to Richard, we found out that our house is not one of the ones he built. We inquired at the Marina to see if they knew anything of it's origin and they had no idea. At this point we know that our home is a bit of an orphan and is definitely different in size, construction and hull material than most of our neighbors. If anyone has any ideas of where to look for more information on this history of the marina or the flouse, please let us know!
We are beyond excited to back on the Estuary and will be posting updates on our adventure here.