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Prefab Goes to Sea in this Stylish Modern Houseboat

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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