Houseboat on Seattle’s Lake Union has a minimal price

The C-Pearl, a small houseboat on Lake Union, is currently one of Seattle’s cheapest listings.

The house is quite small, comprising only 162 square feet of space. But, as is the case with so many houseboats and houseboats, the layout is ingenious – most of the storage space is built into the walls and hidden under furniture.

The clever construction combines a TV stand, fireplace and storage space.

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A gas fireplace warms the entire interior, which includes a loft-like living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

The kitchen is fully equipped and is one level below the bedroom.

The kitchen is fully equipped and is one level below the bedroom.

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The boat contains several levels, each of which is bathed in natural light.

The boat contains several levels, each of which is bathed in natural light.

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The bedroom, nestled under a staircase, is cozy.

The bedroom, nestled under a staircase, is cozy.

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The bathroom includes a walk-in shower.

The bathroom includes a walk-in shower.

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There is also a small dining area set up on the deck for al fresco dining, which is perfect for watching the sunset over the water. One level up is a rooftop terrace, with built-in seating that gives you front-row views of some of Seattle’s most iconic scenery.

The scenery from the bridge is classic Seattle.

The scenery from the bridge is classic Seattle.

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Off the boat, location is the epitome of Seattle.

“Vendors loved being centrally located to all the amenities of Fremont and Wallingford,” Windermere listing agent Sean Boe told the Seattle PI.

Indeed, Gas Works Park, the Fremont Brewing Company and several other urban amenities are just steps from the marina.

The first level deck can accommodate a coffee table, perfect for admiring the ocean view.  Note the ladder that leads to the roof terrace.

The first level deck can accommodate a coffee table, perfect for admiring the ocean view. Note the ladder that leads to the roof terrace.

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The roof terrace is well furnished.

The roof terrace is well furnished.

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If you’re the new captain, welcome aboard. The house is fully furnished and includes the two paddle boards attached to the side of the C-Pearl.

The paddle boards you see here come with the house.

The paddle boards you see here come with the house.

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But, if you’re thinking of buying the C-Pearl and turning it into a vacation rental, think again. No rentals are allowed here.

The neighboring houseboats have a special charm.

The neighboring houseboats have a special charm.

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Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the perspective of the tenant and the new buyer, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.



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