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Houseboat ‘Pied a Mer’ listed for $330K

It’s small, but sleeps five

Courtesy of Special Agents Realty

Pied-à-terre refers to a small getaway separate from your everyday home. In French, it literally translates to “foot-to-earth.” So it’d only follow that a little houseboat retreat would be foot-to-sea. This houseboat, named “Pied-a-Mer,” isn’t on a liveaboard slip (although it moves, so it could be), but it’s perfect for little vacations—a home away from home. With two bedrooms and three built-in beds, it has enough room to sleep a small party, too, despite being just 542 square feet.

Although it was built in 2007, it has a classic houseboat design, with exposed wood and an extremely nautical curved roof. The living room and kitchen layout is familiar, with an open design and a wraparound counter. Unlike many houseboats, though, the kitchen is a full one, complete with a full-size fridge.

Motor home style, a built-in eating booth converts to a double guest bed. For more privacy, there’s a little cubby bedroom in the back or a master upstairs with bigger views.

2040 Westlake Avenue N Unit 18 is listed for $330,000 through Special Agents Realty.

An open living area and kitchen has space to dine and lounge.
The interior of a houseboat. the walls, floor, and staircase are wooden. There is a dining area with booth seating and a table. There is a light fixture hanging over the table.
A dining booth has built-in storage—and converts to a guest bed.
An extremely cozy sleeping cubby features a single bed with built-in drawers to maximize space.
The master has a built-in queen—not always a guarantee with the limited space of a houseboat.
A sunroom off the master opens to a small deck (and is home to the boat’s steering wheel).
The vessel’s back door opens up to Lake Union.