In the ‘90s Sleepless in Seattle brought houseboats back into the public’s consciousness and their popularity continues to grow. This 30-year-old vessel was once put out to sea, but was fully restored in 2013. The owner/artisan opens the houseboat to guests when he travels for business.
The full size kitchen on this houseboat is a fantastic amenity for any homeowner. The "U" shaped lower cabinets add plenty of counter space, while the abundance of cabinets add stylish storage and the stainless steel appliances and countertop give the space a finished, modern look without sacrificing functionality.
With a sold price of just under a cool million, this Seattle Cape Cod is one of the larger houseboats located on Lake Union. We love the adorable porch, which is the perfect spot to load in and paddle off.
Upon entering the houseboat, a bright lounge area welcomes guests. A custom L-shaped banquette provides an intimate seating area near the kitchen. Bold colors in the small table, seat cushions and counters bring life to the white wall color.
Inspired by nature, architect Robert Oshatz took his inspiration from the gentle waves of the Willamette River when he designed the Fennell House. The curved overhangs provide shade while the clerestory windows let the light in.