Tom Hanks Once Lived on This Tiny California Houseboat—And Now You Can, Too
The two-story floating home outside of San Francisco is on the market for $600k.
Long before Tom Hanks settled into a charming houseboat for his role in Sleepless in Seattle, he was sleeping in California in a houseboat of his own. According to a new listing in Alameda---just outside of San Francisco—the two-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot home that’s currently up for grabs was long ago the residence of Tom’s father, Amos Hanks.
Tom took to Instagram to confirm the news, saying that he lived aboard the floating home from 1973 through ’76 as a teen with his dad and stepmom, Frances.
Forty years later, of course, Tom Hanks is a household name, with two Oscars and a long list of movie classics in his portfolio. And the charming little houseboat he once called home is ready to become a good luck charm for a new owner with $600k to cast away.
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Perched in a marina in the Alameda/Oakland Estuary, the light-filled home is an ideal location for those who want the peacefulness of waterbound living with the excitement of a nearby city. Inside, the first floor consists of two bedrooms and baths, plus storage space. Upstairs, the second level is a dream for entertaining, with large windows flooding sunlight into an open-plan kitchen and living area, and a covered balcony that highlights views of the marina.
Clearly, houseboat living is in a league of its own—where else can you hop right from your front doorstep onto a paddleboard?—so if you want in on this Hanks-approved dwelling, you better catch it while you can.