Meet Turnip, a charming turnkey houseboat currently docked off Westlake Avenue near Downtown Seattle. For those scanning the dock, a red underbelly allows this small yet mighty one-bedroom to stand out from its nearby floating friends.
Yet, its uniqueness goes well beyond its bright bottom and alluring shingled top cut. All it takes is one peek inside to see see why Turnip is the only houseboat of its kind in Seattle.
Lined in richly textured wood paneling throughout the interior, the 354-square-foot abode also boasts an open-concept layout, with the sleeping area separated by a bright blue, circular cut-out built into the hull.
Unlike many other houseboats, the bathroom comes with a deep soaking tub. Bespoke storage under the wooden floors helps keep the interiors clutter-free, while horizontal windows and skylights invite plenty of natural light throughout.
The captain's bedroom is located at the rear of the boat. Though compact in size, it offers built-in shelving and is nicely lit by three windows—one of which features a groovy pane design.
Despite the small footprint, the galley kitchen is well equipped with new stainless steel appliances—including a full-size refrigerator—as well as resourceful cabinetry, shelving, and storage. There are also additional drawers for storing items under the window seat.
1818 Westlake Ave N Unit D4 is currently listed for $190,000 by Danny Varona-Marin of Special Agents Realty.
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