Luxurious Seattle Houseboat for Sale

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There is a thriving houseboat community on Seattle’s Lake Union. It is almost a shanty town: a squeezed-in suburb of houseboats living cheek by jowl, all enjoying great water views. But the variety of houseboats is so great that there are true luxury houseboats in with the simplest shacks.

This one is for sale.
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Normally, a houseboat should be designed to be as light as possible. But here, weight appears to be not an issue.  There is no scrimping on material weights.
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Solid wooden beams form a trellis outdoors. Heavy glass railings screwed down with sturdy steel screws safeguard the houseboat from water rot caused by the occasional splashes.
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The fireplace is Travertine marble. The floors are Bamboo/Cork, Concrete, Hardwood.
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Maybe a houseboat’s pontoon can support all this weight, but the financial weight is another matter.
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This $3.8 million dollar houseboat would set you back $18,000 a month, even with 20% down.

(And that does not include all the priceless artwork, like this piece on the bathroom counter)
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The view from the roof is serene… if you could relax while coming up with this kind of money!
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Even inside you have a view of the yachts sailing in the nearby waterways.

SeattleHouseboat9 architectureThis houseboat is almost 3,000 square feet “of custom designed luxury, with details of rare precision and restraint, and spaces both exhilarating and serene”.

I wonder if it can sell in today’s economy?

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via Home Design Find

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