On Westlake Avenue about halfway between South Lake Union and Fremont, this houseboat is small for a house, but on the later side for a houseboat, at 566 square feet. You can see why once you’re inside: Birch paneling is smooth, but showcases large wood knots throughout.
The first floor is open—good call in a small space—but functional, with a living room cradled in a bamboo-reed wall. A long wall down one side has a recessed fireplace and a full kitchen, leading back to an office corner with a built-in deck and a floating staircase.
Upstairs, a bedroom sits in a smaller cabin to allow for bigger patios at either end of a wraparound deck, one just off the master with a hammock and another larger one with room for outdoor gatherings.
2040 Westlake Avenue N Slip 3A is listed for $440,000 through Special Agents Realty.