Details about MACGYVER Original floating home used as Richard Dean Andersons home in TV seriesSee original listing
May 10, 2012
[ 91 bids ]
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Here is your chance to own a huge piece of TV history. Richard Dean Anderson lived on this spectacular floating home in the series “MacGyver” for several seasons.
The stars that spent time on this home include Cuba Gooding Jr.
This approximately 1200 sq ft, 2 loft bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom floating home was the lair of the famous MacGyver from the second episode of the third season
This is your chance to own the ultimate MacGyver collectable.
The Who: Richard Dean's Anderson's home
The floating home is currently on the storied and mighty Fraser River in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The Township of Langley is an hour drive from downtown Vancouver and a half hour from the US/Canada border. It is situated in a private live in marina geared towards live-a-board floating homes. This home is movable to your location. Moorage is not included in this transaction. The winner is able to contact the current marina owners if they wish to arrange to stay in the current location.
This is a floating home, not a houseboat. It has no motor and is intended to be moored in a semi permanent or permanent location.
It was built in 1980. It was registered in July of 1983. The vessels' name is "Land's End".
In 2001, the home was dry-docked at Fraser shipyards and repairs were done to the main floatation tanks. The floatation is 3 steel pontoons injected with expanding foam. In 2005, the floatation was supplemented with block marine Styrofoam in all voids.
The float home is approximately 1200 sf. The layout is such that the 2 upstairs open loft, 11'x11' bedrooms have skylights with the master having an additional sliding window.
The upstairs master bathroom is 7x12 with original stained glass triangle window and sliding door to a small deck. A Jacuzzi tub and shower and pedestal sink complement the fully renovated bathroom. New 12" earth tone tiles complete the spa look.
Additional storage space is utilized in the attic.
The open concept 800 sf light-filled main floor has been totally renovated as well. Stunning Larch hardwood floors in the white kitchen set the tone for this compact and friendly working environment. Fridge, stove, electric cook top range with interchangeable cooking surfaces, microwave and garburetor are all included. Double French doors open directly onto your own private deck.
Skylights brighten this kitchen area. The breakfast bar allows for ample use of the space. The "library" is actually built in book shelves separated by a huge window seat storage and Palladian window. A comfortable memory foam cushions and bolsters allow for an extra sleeping area or just a space to curl up with a great book or your laptop. The black wrought iron spiral staircase centers the room. (In the MacGyver series, this staircase was turquoise with nautical rope rails.)
The living area is a large but comfortable space encompassing a built in multimedia area and economical and cozy black cast iron pellet stove that easily heats the entire home. Bay window, alcove window and another French door to the deck finish off this great space. All window coverings are included.
Outside- Originally the home was unfinished weathered wood siding as seen in the show. A previous owner painted the home turquoise and blue and it has been freshly repainted in a teal green with black trim. The outside deck has new grey indoor outdoor carpet. 2 of the 3 skylights have been replaced within the last 2 years with lexan. The single pane French doors, front door and rear French door have all been replaced with double glazed doors and 4 additional double glazed windows have been added during renovations. A handy storage room is located to the left of the front entrance. The entrance porch was recently replaced and carpeted. There is also an additional deck on the west front corner of the house allowing for a place to put plants and herbs.
The When: Upon completion of the sale, the current owners are extremely flexible. Possession can be ASAP.
The Fine Print: As with most homes there are some things that still need to be done. This home has been lovingly looked after but there are a few things that could use attention. The last of the three sets of skylights should be replaced. There is a minor leak in the roof that is only noticeable during extremely heavy rains and a westerly wind. The upper deck was replaced and we thought that the leak was fixed but it is still noticeable.
Floatation: The floatation will need attention. One of the pontoons has rust penetration that will need to be welded. The three foam filled pontoons meet the requirements for positive floatation. The floatation was improved and repaired by shipwrights at Progressive Marine in 1985. (Complete prior marine surveys are available upon request).
This auction is for the MacGyver floating home used by Richard Dean Anderson during the filming of the TV series. This was his residence on the show from the third season. The current owners can vacate within 30 days. Upon the end of this auction, 10% of the final selling price must be transferred. Complete payment us due within 10 days. All questions will be answered as completely and honestly as is possible. We will gladly answer your questions before you bid. Please be aware that this floating home is located in Langley BC Canada and any shipping, towing and moving fees are the responsibility of the buyer. There is a reserve on this auction and the bidding starts at an incredibly low $1000. I have been an ebayer since 1997. I have 100% satisfaction.
Please feel free to follow our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MacGyvers-Float-Home/150938004968143
The How: We will be updating and adding interior pictures, documents and tons of other stuff on a regular basis. Make sure you bookmark this page and we hope to hear from you shortly.
On Apr-12-12 at 21:20:06 PDT, seller added the following information:
April 12th, 2012- Hello All, just a couple of notes in regards to some of the questions that we have had. We know there are no interior pics on the ad. Please give us a day or two as we are having photos taken over the weekend and hope to add them to the auction very early next week.
We will also be adding the last marine survey which we scanned today.
As to the question regarding dimensions. The outside dimensions (including decks) are 40'x24'. The outside dimensions of the house walls, with the decks not included are 37'x21'. If you look at photo number 3, the two storey flat wall is 16'8" tall. If you look at pic 1, the palladian window wall is 8' tall. The same picture, from the deck to the peak of the bedroom windows on the left side is 16' tall. The peak goes higher, but no way for me to measure.
Thanks for all the questions, please keep them coming.
By the way, stackable washer and dryer are also included.
****Please realize that an auction is an auction. We will not sell privately before the auction ends and note the reserve price is confidential. Have fun and bid!!!
On Apr-14-12 at 10:45:21 PDT, seller added the following information:
Hello all, thought I would add this pic of Richard Dean Anderson roaming the seven seas while on the old floathome. This pic shows most of the major exterior renos. A video and photo album to follow on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/MacGyvers-Float-Home/150938004968143 this weekend. Have a great one!!
On Apr-23-12 at 09:16:54 PDT, seller added the following information:
Hello again! We just added some of the great new interior photos - there will be a lot more to come later this week. Visit our Macgyvers Float Home Facebook page for daily updates: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MacGyvers-Float-Home/150938004968143
On Apr-23-12 at 21:09:27 PDT, seller added the following information:
Hello all. More interior pictures to be seen on our facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/MacGyvers-Float-Home/150938004968143 this weekend. Have a great one!!
More pics to follow..along with a video
On Apr-24-12 at 14:08:08 PDT, seller added the following information:
April 24th, 2012
Hi all. This is a follow up to all the requests we have had to visit MacGyver's floathome before bidders increse or make their bid. We are not ignoring you, we are in the process of arranging for an ebay bidders only "Open House". This will be for anyone in the Langley area who is seriously considering placing a competitive bid. Please email me direct with your email information and I will add your name to the growing list. I will contact you via email once the arrangements are made. Thanks for your patience.
On Apr-25-12 at 12:18:06 PDT, seller added the following information:
Hello again, more interior pictures are available,some great shots of the romantic master bedroom and the second bdroom/den. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/MacGyverFloatHomeforsale
Remember if you would like to tour the interior of the floathome before the auction ends, please email me your personal email address and I will see that you get an invite!
On Apr-26-12 at 09:56:38 PDT, seller added the following information:
Hi guys, the open house for ebayers only will be on May 5th. Plenty of time to inspect and then make your bid. If you would like a personal invitation, please email me your email contact info and I will make sure you are invited.
Have your picture taken in the MacGyver directors chair!!
On Apr-26-12 at 21:47:59 PDT, seller added the following information:
Hello all, we finally have the first of the videos available. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/MacGyverFloatHomeforsale.
On Apr-29-12 at 19:18:38 PDT, seller added the following information:
Sunday April 29, 2012
I know a lot of you have been anxiously waiting for the videos of Land's End, inside & out, so here are the first two.
Discovering MacGyver's Float Home Part 1: http://youtu.be/si1vwJJrDLA
Discovering MacGyver's Float Home Part 2: http://youtu.be/03Vl96gw2FU
Part 3 will be uploaded later this week.
Please watch the New York newspapers (in the real estate section) for a story about our auction.
Have fun & happy bidding!
On Apr-30-12 at 13:08:47 PDT, seller added the following information:
Monday April 30th
Hello again. We just sent out the invitations to those of you who have requested an invite to our open house on May 5th. You must be a current bidder. If you did not receive one and would like to, please shoot me your personal email and I will make sure you get an invitation. Thanks again for all your interest, I think we may set a record for number of views. We are almost at 50,000!
If you want to see our marina and the outside of the home check out our 1st video. http://youtu.be/si1vwJJrDLA
If you want to see the inside of the house check out #2
On May-01-12 at 12:03:29 PDT, seller added the following information:
Please Note; I hope I have not confused anyone out there. Apparantly one of MacGyver's fans is confused.
Let me make this perfectly clear. This was the home of Richard Dean Anderson's character, Angus MacGyver, on the series. RDA did not live on the floathome, MacGyver did.
If there are any questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to email. Thanks for the fantastic response, have fun bidding.
On May-03-12 at 15:55:12 PDT, seller added the following information:
MacGyver wants a World Record
Due to the incredible response on this auction, we have contacted the Guinness Book of World Records to see if we can create a new category for "Most Views on a Single Item on eBay". Let your friends know about this auction, they can be part of a world record too! We are nearly at 80,000 views. Thanks for response
Part 3 of the video will be up before Saturday. It is filled with drama, action, comedy, music, sex, romance (actually no sex or romance, but it is a lot of fun). Stay tuned
On May-07-12 at 09:52:49 PDT, seller added the following information:
Thanks for your patience everyone. Here is the link to the third and final video.Hope you have a smuch fun watching it as we did filming it.
Stay Tuned....We will be auctioning off the MacGyver director's chair that you see in the video. It should be on tonight. All proceeds will go to charity, so if you can't swing the floathome, you'll probably get the chair substantially cheaper.
On May-07-12 at 20:43:00 PDT, seller added the following information:
Ok folks, if you can't swing the floathome, here's your chance to own a MacGyver director chair. The one you see in the pictures on this auction is now up for sale on ebay at http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140749621582.
Every penny of the proceeds of this auction wil go to charity, RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. To see more on this debilitating disease go to www.canadianrsd.com
Thanks for bidding and good luck
On May-08-12 at 12:49:53 PDT, seller added the following information:
As of this writing, the bid on the director chair is only a buck!!! Come on guys, this goes to charity, if you can't swing the floathome, here's your chance to own a MacGyver director chair. The one you see in the pictures on this auction is now up for sale on ebay at http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140749621582.
Every penny of the proceeds of this auction wil go to charity, RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. To see more on this debilitating disease go towww.canadianrsd.com
or http://www.canadianpaincoalition.ca/ for more information
Thanks for bidding and good luck