Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate

This houseboat moored on Seattle’s Lake Union has water views for days—and it's for sale! Peek inside at the gorgeous interior:

By Lauren Phillips

This floating home in Washington has some serious perks—namely, a setting that puts its lucky residents level with the smooth waters of Seattle’s Lake Union. But this property isn’t your run-of-the-mill cramped houseboat: It’s a true home, with a beautiful interior and ample space (indoor and out) for year-round habitation.

The outside is gorgeous enough, of course, painted a sky-blue that rivals the lake and sky that surround it. But inside is where this home truly shines. Filled with a warm combination of dark and light woods paired with white walls and ceilings that maximize the light from floor-to-ceiling windows, this houseboat is as pretty as any land home. In fact, if not for the amazing views, you’d think you were soundly on dry land, not floating on a lake.

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Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate

Refined décor and an updated kitchen with striking dark wood cabinetry give the open-concept living space a fresh, contemporary feel. A reverse floor plan puts the living area on the second floor, so it has some of the best views in the house, rivaled only by those of the rooftop deck. That’s right: This houseboat also has a rooftop deck that enjoys panoramic views of the neighborhood of floating homes and the lake. This sun-soaked spot also has plenty of room for furniture and entertaining.

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Other outdoor living spaces include a wide dock at the back of the house and a second-floor veranda. With so much outdoor space, one might think the indoor space is cramped, but this house is generally proportioned: In addition to its airy central living space, it has a small office, three bedrooms, and two and a half baths. It also has all the creature comforts of a house on land, including cable, Wi-Fi, heating, and parking spots for two cars. It even has two fireplaces, perfect for chilly nights on the water.

Scroll on for a photo tour of this spectacular floating home:

Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate
Photo: Courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate

This stunning floating home, built in 1978, is approximately 2,000 square feet. It is listed for $2.95 million by Melissa Ahlers of Lake & Company Real Estate.

All photos courtesy of Lake & Company Real Estate