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Snatch Up This Darling Seattle Houseboat For $275K

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Snatch Up This Darling Seattle Houseboat For $275K

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Whether you’ve been fantasizing about the life aquatic or have been searching for the perfect opportunity to test out tiny living, this itty-bitty houseboat has tons of appeal. Currently docked on the north side of Lake Union in Seattle, the floating home—officially known as Orca—is conveniently located near the downtown of district. Recently remodeled, the houseboat features reclaimed bamboo flooring, butcher-block kitchen counters, custom cabinets, as well as a new steel hull—which means the home will require very low maintenance costs. Both the bedroom and living area open out to the water for natural light and fresh air. Scroll ahead to take a peek inside this charming waterfront oasis, currently listed for $275,000.

A look at the exterior of the 212-square-foot Orca houseboat. Delightfully trimmed in pink, this floating home was originally built in 1982 and received a thoughtful renovation in 2017.

A look at the exterior of the 212-square-foot Orca houseboat. Delightfully trimmed in pink, this floating home was originally built in 1982 and received a thoughtful renovation in 2017.

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Despite its small size, the houseboat makes efficient use of every square inch inside. With rustic wood paneling, the home also has plenty of built-in shelving. 

Despite its small size, the houseboat makes efficient use of every square inch inside. With rustic wood paneling, the home also has plenty of built-in shelving. 

The kitchen features butcher-block countertops and a skylight, which allows for a naturally lit workstation.

The kitchen features butcher-block countertops and a skylight, which allows for a naturally lit workstation.

A combined stovetop and oven slot into the compact space. The freshly painted, customized cabinets are also new.

A combined stovetop and oven slot into the compact space. The freshly painted, customized cabinets are also new.

A lovely breakfast nook has been cleverly built into a corner of the kitchen. 

A lovely breakfast nook has been cleverly built into a corner of the kitchen. 

Wood paneling continues all throughout the home, creating a stylish, uniform aesthetic. The living area contains built-in closet space and shelving. The small bedroom is located toward the back, featuring a nicely sized window that opens up to a smaller deck. The bathroom is also sited in the back.

Wood paneling continues all throughout the home, creating a stylish, uniform aesthetic. The living area contains built-in closet space and shelving. The small bedroom is located toward the back, featuring a nicely sized window that opens up to a smaller deck. The bathroom is also sited in the back.

While the houseboat has two decks, the larger one—which can be easily accessed from the kitchen/living room—has a secured container garden, along with a handmade driftwood bench.

While the houseboat has two decks, the larger one—which can be easily accessed from the kitchen/living room—has a secured container garden, along with a handmade driftwood bench.

Orca is docked at the north side of Lake Union, conveniently located near Seattle's downtown.

Orca is docked at the north side of Lake Union, conveniently located near Seattle’s downtown.

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