This 353-Square-Foot Houseboat Feels Surprisingly Spacious
What do you call curb appeal when it comes to a houseboat? Dock demand? Whatever it is, this floating residence has it in spades. Not only does it enjoy the typical delights — the water views, cozy quarters, and sea mist mornings — it ramps up the charm with a scarlet red front door accompanying slate-colored siding.
- Where: Seattle, Washington
- Price: $449,000
- Size: 353 square feet
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
What really struck me about this houseboat, though, was how spacious it looks for the 353 square feet it offers. Step inside and you’ll see how several windows line the living room, bringing in plenty of natural light and marina views. Horizontal wood paneling wraps around the walls and wooden beams extend across the ceiling, helping the room feel long and wide.
The living area extends into the kitchen, which features matte black cabinetry, stainless appliances, and a white subway tile backsplash. With a nice amount of counter space, a full-size fridge, and cabinets above and below the counter, it doesn’t feel like it’s trying to shrink down to save space at all.
The bedroom takes on a cozy cabin vibe, with wood planks again covering the walls and ceiling and a built-in bed (with reading lights already installed into the wall above, which acts as a headboard) to cuddle up in.
If there’s any room that you expect to be tiny when saving on space, it’s usually the bathroom. But this one is smartly designed to maximize its footprint without feeling cramped. Metal shelves and bars along the wall can hold all your skincare products, accoutrement, and hand towels. And the combination of wood paneled walls and a subway tiled shower give the room a modern, spa-like look.
For an extra dose of space, you’ll have to head up to the roof. There, you’ll find the fenced-in roof deck, which is plenty big enough for any entertaining you feel like you don’t have room for inside.
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