a GDM Limited brand of US built houseboats designed by British born
design guru David Ballinger, launches a revolutionary modern
GlassHouseboat with 360 degree views and modern contemporary open plan
42ft MetroShip GlassHouseboat pays homage to architect genius Phillip
Johnson's New Canaan, Connecticut Glass House guest suite structure that
features glass around the entire structure and an enclosed bathroom
area off center in the open plan interior space.
by David Ballinger, famous for the MetroShed and MetroShip Neiman
Marcus 50th Anniversary His & Hers Gift Edition, the 42ft MetroShip
GlassHouseboat joins a growing family of American made boat products by
Ballinger's MetroShip modern house boat brand. The 42ft modern houseboat
features a New York loft style open floor plan with unusually high
ceilings for a houseboat giving it the feel of a much larger space. Set
up to be more like a floating W Hotel suite - the modern interior is
also unusually contemporary for the typical houseboats. Ballinger stated
'We want to get as far away from the 'RV of the Sea' as we can. The
42ft MetroShip GlassHouseboat is a design study in small space
efficiencies and year round living on the water. The glass is all
double-glazed with ultra efficient LG minisplit heat / AC units onboard.
Flatscreen TV's, a full workable kitchen island, oversized contemporary
bathroom and even a walk in closet was given to the GlassHouseboat as a
result of customer feedback. The views aren't bad either!'
first 42ft GlassHouseboat has already been delivered to Washington, DC
where it is attracting a lot of attention as the next generation of
houseboat. With the average cost of a typical American Made Houseboat
being over $400,000 - the 42ft MetroShip GlassHouseboat starts at around
$100,000 depending on engines / options. At a quarter of the price the
GlassHouseboat is truly a revolutionary floating home ready for year
round water living and a cost effective alternative to land living
(especially in major cities where housing costs continue to be high).