Immerse yourself in Seattle’s iconic houseboat lifestyle aboard this enchanting residence, made famous by Netflix’s “Stay Here.” Renowned HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder’s 2018 renovation showcases stunning modern Scandinavian style. Enter via Laura Burkhart’s masterfully crafted custom front door. The open floorplan unveils a generous living area with a living room that effortlessly splits to create a second bedroom. Step onto the delightful rooftop deck from the upstairs bedroom, relishing panoramic views of Lake Union, Gasworks Park, and downtown Seattle’s glistening lights. Enjoy upscale houseboat amenities like a washer and dryer, dishwasher, on-demand water heater, and abundant storage in the sturdy aluminum hull.
Offered at $545,000
THE VIEW AND ENTERTAINMENT
• Immerse yourself in stunning views of Lake Union, Gasworks Park, and the mesmerizing Seattle skyline.
• Enjoy the dazzling 4th of July fireworks show, a spectacular display on Lake Union.
• From the rooftop deck, witness the captivating New Year’s Eve fireworks show at the Space Needle.
• Experience the quirky Duck Dodge sailing race, a weekly spectacle that takes place on Tuesday evenings from May to September.
• Delight in the enchanting Parade of Christmas Ships, a festive tradition held each December.
• Observe the sight of seaplanes taking off and landing on the water.
• Engage in water activities such as hot-tub boats, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more.
• Witness the comings and goings of various vessels, including Alaska fishing boats, US Navy ships, and research ships from the University of Washington.
• Indulge in stellar sunrises and bask in mid-day sun without the discomfort of afternoon sun glare.
• Encounter the beauty of wildlife, including otters, beavers, bald eagles, ducks, coho salmon, and migrating bird flocks.
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN
• This exceptional houseboat was originally crafted in 2002 by renowned houseboat builder Mike Kelly, known for his expertise and quality craftsmanship.
• In 2017, shipwright and houseboat builder Mike Sherlock added an aluminum hull, enhancing the durability and structural integrity of the vessel.
• Experience the epitome of modern Scandinavian style with a remarkable remodel in 2018, expertly curated by HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder transformed the interior to showcase the unique design elements.
• Featured on Season 1, Episode 1 of Netflix’s “Stay Here,” a show that highlights unique vacation rentals. This houseboat was showcased during a time when short-term rentals on houseboats and floating homes were still permitted in Seattle.
• The door of this exquisite houseboat is a masterpiece designed by local woodworker Laura Burkhart. For more of Laura’s exceptional creations, visit www.lauraburkhartcreative.com.
• Experience a spacious open floorplan that has recently undergone a comprehensive top-to-bottom remodel, offering a fresh and modern living space.
• The kitchen is equipped with sleek stainless steel appliances, ensuring both style and functionality. Admire the elegance of the quartz countertop, adding a touch of luxury to the culinary space.
• Enjoy the convenience of a dishwasher, simplifying your daily chores.
• Gather around the exquisite live edge built-in dining table, combining natural beauty with practicality.
• Transform half of the living room effortlessly into a spacious second bedroom by furnishing it with a sofa bed, maximizing the flexibility of the space.
• Discover the comfort of a built-in queen bed in the upper bedroom, cleverly designed with storage underneath to optimize functionality.
• Appreciate the installation of new marine-grade windows, enhancing durability and insulation while providing stunning views.
• Enhance privacy and control light with Custom Select Blinds roller shades adorning all windows.
• Stay warm with the marine-grade Newport gas fireplace/heater by Dickinson, adding a touch of ambiance to the interior.
• Enjoy the convenience of a combo washer/dryer, making laundry tasks a breeze.
• Experience the luxury of a new Navien on-demand hot water heater, ensuring a continuous supply of hot water whenever needed.
• Discover ample storage options inside the aluminum hull, allowing for organized and clutter-free living.
• Benefit from an upgraded 100-gallon blackwater holding tank, offering increased capacity and convenience.
• Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the large rooftop deck, overlooking Lake Union, Gasworks Park, downtown Seattle, and even the iconic Space Needle.
• Access the houseboat easily and safely using the wide, stainless steel entry ramp.
• Welcome guests and create a charming entrance with the spacious entry porch.
• Take a refreshing dip in the water with the convenient swim ladder located off the living room deck.
• The rooftop deck features durable and stylish fiberglass decking, providing a comfortable and inviting outdoor space.
DOCK AND AMENITIES
• Benefit from the affordability of low monthly moorage fees ($880/monthly), which include essential utilities such as electricity, water, garbage, and liveaboard fees.
• Enjoy the convenience of city parking for up to three cars, as the location falls within RPZ Zone 25.
• Access high-speed cable internet through Atlas Networks, ensuring reliable and fast connectivity.
• China Harbor Marina is a well-managed and friendly houseboat community, offering a welcoming and supportive environment.
• Embrace the pet-friendly nature of the dock, allowing for a harmonious living experience with your furry companions.
• Explore the opportunity to rent out your houseboat as the dock is rental-friendly, providing flexibility and potential income opportunities.
WELCOME TO WESTLAKE
• Centrally located in active Westlake, a boating neighborhood just minutes to Downtown, Fremont, South Lake Union, and Queen Anne.
• Enjoy the convenience of the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop bike path just outside the gate, offering scenic routes for biking and leisurely walks around the lake.
• Experience the proximity to the vibrant Fremont neighborhood, renowned for its eclectic shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
• Benefit from ample parking options available for guests, ensuring convenience and ease of hosting visitors.
• Take advantage of the convenient bus route #40, located just outside the dock, providing easy access to public transportation for seamless commuting and exploring the city.
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