Image: House atop barge
Mel Evans  /  AP
Workers move the Lieb House onto a barge Thursday in Barneget Light, N.J.
updated 3/12/2009 3:32:23 PM ET 2009-03-12T19:32:23

An iconic New Jersey shore beach house that was saved from the wrecking ball is ready to float away to its new home on Long Island.

The Lieb House was lifted onto a barge Thursday morning in Barnegat Light. Workers are preparing it for its 95-mile trip to Glen Cove, N.Y. The home was designed by architect Robert Venturi and his wife, Denise Scott Brown.

The barge isn't expected to leave before 6 p.m., when the tides become more favorable. It is expected to arrive Friday.

New owners Deborah Sarnoff and Robert Gotkin plan to use it as a guest cottage. They already live in a house designed by the famed architects and think the two structures would be perfect together.

The sale price? One dollar.

But it will cost $100,000 to get it there.

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