There’s a lot to love about this houseboat currently docked by Gas Works Park: loads of natural light, bright interiors, nautical features like curved, wood-beam ceilings. But there’s a catch. It’s priced to move—literally.
The current owners decided to build a new home, and they’re transferring their permit over, so this boat can no longer float within the Seattle city limits. And while the interiors still look pristine, it has some structural rot—so in order for the home to actually be seaworthy in its new locale, it’s going to need some work.
That could mean that the right person with the right know-how could get a houseboat on the cheap and use the money saved on some gutting. It could also mean that this home’s seafaring days are over, and it’ll find a new life in someone’s backyard.
Regardless, here’s what it does come with: 627 square feet of space spread out over two stories, with a bedroom below and an open kitchen and living area above. And, of course, a few layers of decks.
The lower level opens up to a small entryway, currently being used as an office. Enter the bedroom from here—which has wide, waterside windows and a window bench.
Or head upstairs to the main level.
A colorful living room, topped with a wood-slat ceiling, opens to a deck.
A built-in dining bench has a skylight above to keep the natural light flowing in, and a bright, green and purple kitchen has its own outdoor access. Either admire the outdoors from the second story, or climb up to the roof.
It’s certainly cute, but the work it needs is dire enough to warrant a $75,000 price tag. Got any ideas?
- 2143 N Northlake Wy #52 [Windermere]
- 2143 N Northlake Wy Unit 52 [Estately]