It’s name is Orca.

By Susan Hall Mahon
September 25, 2019
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If waterfront living is every beach lover’s dream, water-top living takes it to the next-level. On Seattle’s Lake Union, there is no shortage of charming houseboats, from famous floating homes to abodes with amazing city views (hello, Space Needle!).

According to Curbed, there are 20+ houseboats for sale in Seattle right now, so if you’ve ever dreamed of floating through life on top of the water, now’s your chance.

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The houseboat we’re currently crushing on is teeny-tiny Orca, on the market and listed for $199,000, lower than many homes on the water.

Related: Not Ready to Buy? 11 Adorable Houseboats You Can Rent Right Now

The charming houseboat feels bigger than its 212 feet thanks to a smart layout and lots of good-looking built-in storage. Built in 1983, Orca was recently remodeled and boasts new custom cabinets, butcher block counters, a built-in breakfast bar, reclaimed bamboo flooring, and a sleeping nook with convenient storage.

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Wood-paneled walls and plenty of windows, which can be opened to let in the lake breeze, make the floating home feel both cozy and open. An nice-sized deck with room for outdoor furniture and planters is perfect for basking in the sun on Seattle’s summer days.

The boat is located on the north side of Lake Union in Seattle Marina, just a 10-minute walk from Gas Works Park and with easy access to University, Fremont, Wallingford, and Downtown.

The rental slip is $610 per month, includes live aboard, water, and garbage.

Related: You Can Rent This Incredible Lowcountry Houseboat:

Ready to leave the land and call this little charmer your home? Orca is listed with Linda Bagley of Special Agents Realty. See more photos below:

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