House that looks like a steamboat lists in Pennsylvania

Judith Zeng

Exterior

Exterior

Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

A bizarre, yet strikingly original, house has landed on the market in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, for $375,000 and it’s bringing out all the puns from fans of a popular social media real estate page.

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Exterior Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

“Looking for that something unique? Look no further than this custom, one owner home, built to look like a steamboat!” the listing on Zillow.com says. And that’s exactly what the three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence looks like: a beached boat.

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Interior Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

While the exterior has that “ship out of water” feel, the spacious, 4,128-square-foot interior – with its pastel shaded walls – carries its own energy.

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Interior Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

Features of the home include:

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Fireplace Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

  • Two kitchens

  • Open family room

  • Walk-in pantry

  • Office

  • Formal dining room

  • Private third floor area

  • Unfinished basement

  • Two-car garage

  • Balconies

  • Views

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Kitchen Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

But it’s the distinctive outside that seemed to capture the attention of fans of Facebook’s Zillow Gone Wild, who brought the jokes and puns.

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Bedroom Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

This would be an easy ‘spruce up’ new paint, new flooring, some upgraded counter tops, bathroom needs a big redo, but I think this could be much better inside,” one person said. “Then I could stand on my deck in my hoopskirt w my mint julep and overlook my 13 acres.”

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Bedroom Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

The steamboat beached itself,” another joked.

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Bathroom Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

For such a funky outside kinda expected a more exciting inside,” someone observed.

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Bedroom Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

Yes, I’m looking for an open floor plan, 3 BR, about 4,000 square feet, and a place where I can serenade my friends and neighbors with banjo-picking tunes from my porch,” one person joked. “Oh, and smoke stacks for my fireplaces please.”

All of these folks suggested a remodel. If you ask me, it’s in ship-shape,” another said.

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Staircase Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

I’m not a boat to like this steaming pile of ship. Water they sinking?” someone joked.

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Kitchen Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

Buy this home and take a cruise to nowhere,” one person commented.

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Exterior Screen grab from Zillow/Bright MLS

Duncannon is about 120 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

TJ Macías is a Real-Time national sports reporter for McClatchy based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Formerly, TJ covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous media outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren

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