Alright, I hear ya. But it looks like my dick. And it can be yours for just $15,000! Plenty of light, plus one big lamp. Wood floors. Wrap-around deck. Open floor plan. Unique ladder staircase. Waterfront View.
It is in the cool Chesapeake Bay neighborhood, outside Baltimore. The Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light Station doesn’t have an address. Send mail to: Longitude of 39.188614 – Latitude of 76.394399.
Your new home could be a lighthouse, first lit in 1873. The tower features a 1.5-story living room with a perimeter deck. The bedroom sits about 25 feet above the water. The land under the light house stays in government ownership. The title includes a clause that “the buyer will be obligated to acquire and maintain a right of occupancy accordingly”. Parking is included.
The place’s full name is The Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light. It marks the first leg of the Craighill Channel from Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Patapsco River into the Baltimore harbor. It has been owned by non-profit organization Historical Place Preservation, Inc. since 2005.
Considered a greater feat of engineering than its predecessor, it was built in deep water under more difficult conditions. A caisson is a watertight retaining structure used for the foundations of a bridges and for the repair of ships. Caissons are constructed in such a way that the water can be pumped out, keeping the work environment dry. The caisson type quickly became the preferred type of lighthouse to be built in climates where ice floe damage was a possibility. The lantern in what could be your master bedroom is unusual for having two lights and is the only surviving example in the Chesapeake Bay. The light in the lantern serves as an aid to navigation.
Your future home has never suffered ice damage despite it being in a very exposed position; however, it was once abandoned and the light extinguished on February 11, 1936, because of “dangerous ice conditions”. It was not relit for two weeks. A fog bell operated by gas was added in 1923. The light was changed from oil to electric in 1929. It has not been occupied since 1964 and the furnishings retain that fun 1960s vibe.
Eco- Friendly, water is collected from the roof and stored in two steel 500-gallon tanks. This unique home comes with a “motor boat” and a 16-foot “skiff”.