Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee's "House Boat"

Built in 1926 by traveling salesman Edmund B. Gustorf, who called it a "yacht-bungalow." The 2-bed/2-bath residential home, on a block of regular houses, is shaped like a 70-foot-long sea craft, and flanked by a small replica lighthouse.

Address:
3138 N. Cambridge Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Directions:
North side of the city, at Cambridge Ave. and Hampshire St. Private property, visible from street.
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Boat House.

Milwaukee's House Boat

The Edmund B. Gustorf Boat House went up for sale in 2017, and appears to have found a buyer, based on the lack of a For Sale sign. Mornings are the best time to photograph it. It's not too far away from a main street and is very easy to spot most times of the year.

[Bryan Thao Worra, 08/22/2021]

The new owners are currently restoring the adjacent lighthouse, which they fear may fall over and scuttle the boat house.

Boat House.

Boat House and Mini-Lighthouse

An actual house shaped like a boat with lighthouse. Located on Cambridge and Hampshire in Milwaukee.

[Jean, 02/05/2011]

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