Unlike some other quirky houseboats, this recently completed floating home on Seattle's Lake Union has no hipster decor or bark siding, nor does it have any boat-like finishes or maritime themes. As profiled in Dwell, the designers behind it, Seattle-based E. Cobb Architects, opted for "an urbane sensibility," which in this case, means a no-nonsense prefab structure clad in bright, durable materials like fiber cement panels and ipe wood.
Designed for a couple who wanted to downsize after their kids left for college, the 1,800-square-foot aquatic residence has enough space to accommodate additional guests, not to mention kayaks and paddleboards. The home arrived at its final location via a tugboat, an intriguing process captured in the video below.
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