The Amazing Technicolor Houseboat

The photos of this very bright and very upscale 790-square-foot houseboat date from a couple of years ago, when it was docked in the exclusive Tenas Chuck Moorage in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood. It was also on the market, briefly, but was snapped up at $450,000 – a mere $570 per square foot! Cheap it’s not, but then again because it floats the price will be significantly higher than a land-locked home. Regardless, I wanted to share this simply because it’s a fun home with a great layout that would look equally charming on land.

Visitors won’t have any problem finding your home when it’s painted like this!

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Besides the cheerful colors, the new owner got a split-level roof deck, wood plank flooring, an embossed tin ceiling, a living room / kitchen area, a bedroom and a beautifully tiled ¾ bathroom complete with a washer / dryer installation.

A stunning view from Tenas Chuck Moorage.

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Plenty of room in this kitchen for the master (or amateur) chef.

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The boat offers plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view, both inside and outside on the two decks.

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How cool is that embossed ceiling?!

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A smaller deck just outside the living room provides a great view.

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A lovely bathroom, and there would be room for a bathtub if you wanted to add one.

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It certainly fits in well with the neighborhood; there are a lot of other very nice houseboats here.

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And even the mailboxes have personality!

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h/t Tiny House Swoon

What do you think about this design? It might not be tiny, but at 790-square-feet it could be perfect for a small family, and the layout offers great options to spread out and get a little personal space. The dual deck space is probably my favorite part.

Apr 9, 2015 / by / in

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