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‘Knot Home’ houseboat offers exposed grain and waterfront decks for $440K

It’s built for both basking in the sun and cozying up inside

The houseboat has a modern exterior with a cedar shiplap accent, plus plenty of outdoor space across two levels.
Courtesy of Special Agents Realty

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.

The inside of a houseboat. The walls, floor, and ceiling are wooden. There is an armchair with multiple pillows, a couch, and a small bookcase with books and objects on the shelves.
Hardwood floors and birch-panel walls line the living room.
A curved wall separates the living area from an office area and stairs on the other side of the vessel.
A small—but full—kitchen lines the same wall as an electric fireplace.
The bedroom nests above the living areas, surrounded by a larger, wraparound deck with patios on either side.
Opposite the bedroom, a large patio has plenty of room for small barbecues.
Two decks below extend the living room and office areas, and a larger, wraparound deck above has more space, sun, and views.

Lake Union

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