Many fishermen dream of wetting a line without having to travel far from home. Angler Paul Phillips of Skiatook, Oklahoma, was one of those people. The only difference: he made his dream into a reality—by building his home over a private pond. The house is replete with a wrap-around porch and trap-door-style fishing hole built into the living-room floor, so he can drop a line into the water anytime. But now Phillips is putting the house on the market.
Early last year, Phillips talked with CBS affiliate KOTV about the reasons for building the 1,850-square-foot residence. “I love to fish, I fish every day,” Phillips said. “One of these days, I’ll have a place of my own where nobody can tell me I can’t fish there.”
And build it he did—though the home required some tricky thinking on the carpenter’s part. The pond over which it sits is now full of water, thanks to rainfall, and full of fish, thanks to Phillips’s own catch-and-transplant efforts. Despite all the time and work put into the project, Phillips has decided to place the home on the market. Why? “I had so much fun doing it this time, I want to do it again, only bigger,” Phillips told KOTV.
Though his current fishing cabin hasn’t sold yet, Phillips has already bought land west of his current residence and hopes to break ground on his latest concept soon.