Docked just off Westlake Avenue, this houseboat, named Rutabaga, has a classic, two-story houseboat design—but a 2013 remodel gave it an offbeat, whimsical vibe.
The entrance to the living room is through a squat little door from a deck with a wrought-iron railing—although a tall, skinny door will take you in through the kitchen, depending on which configuration is more comfortable for you.
Once inside, a cozy living room, topped by a curved, wooden ceiling, cuddles up by a small wood stove. A small, collapsible dining table offers eating space for two.
The kitchen, while offering more counter space than one might expect in a 475-square-foot-home, is still scaled small, with a smaller refrigerator and gas stove.
A small bathroom off the kitchen has at least the basics covered. A small, stacked washer and dryer means not having to disembark on laundry day.
Upstairs, the bedroom’s French doors let plenty of sunlight in—and lead to a cute deck looking out over the water.
The Rutabaga can be your own little root vegetable for $425,000, plus $1,050 a month for the slip.
- 1818 Westlake Ave N Unit D5 [Estately]