Set sail on this beachfront houseboat where the Truman Letters were written

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Behind Florida real estate

This property is about as close as you'll ever get to a private island, and a pretty beautiful one at that.

The Gilmore Estate bears a rich history and five acres of coastal Floridian land, 300 feet of that being beachfront.

A converted houseboat, this gem originally docked at the trendy Cheeca Lodge was detached and washed up on the highway after Hurricane Donna struck in the '60s.

After being discovered, the 60-foot houseboat was then "rolled on telephone poles back into place" (as the listing describes) and placed on to the beach where it sits today.

You have to see the pictures to truly get a sense of how incredible this estate is:

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Custom built for Baron Conrad Hilton (yes, that Hilton of the famed Hilton Hotels and Resorts), the houseboat features a gorgeous galley kitchen, a four-bunk stateroom and a private upper deck with unbelievable ocean views that speak for themselves.

If that isn't enough to convince you of how rare and wonderful this place is, it should be noted that President Truman wrote most of the iconic Truman Letters while aboard the estate. Casual.

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The boat, beach, and land is on the market for $4.25M.

Now, check out this converted courthouse in London that's currently on the market:

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