Houseboats are synonymous to Seattle just like Starbucks Coffee and the Fremont Troll, and the cutest houseboat just came on the market! It even has its very own nickname—“Orca.” She might be small, but this houseboat is genuinely an adorable addition to the Lake Union houseboat scene.  

“Orca” is listed on Realogics Sotheby's for $199,000 and floats over on the north side of Lake Union.

It's technically in the Ballard/Greenalke area, quite close to the University of Washington. It has 28 feet of waterfront footage and is a “cabin” style.  

Built in 1982, the home has one bed, three-quarters of a bathroom, and sits on a lot of 330 square feet.

The actual house itself is only about 224 square feet. It’s described on the listing as “small, yet mighty” and full of natural light, and has “cozy and arched windows to help create a sense of openness and space.”  

With the exterior of the home a combination of orange and blue, it'll feel like you're on a nautical getaway year-round. 

Don't forget about the window boxes that are perfect for growing produce! Yes, to microgreens. 

Alan Braden | Realogics Sotheby's

There are plans to expand it by adding a second floor.

The second floor would include a second bedroom and deck. Yes, please!

With storm windows and skylights, this home on a lake is both light and airy. The site has a deck, a dock, and is in a gated area, so safety is a main priority.  

Alan Braden | Realogics Sotheby's

Houseboats in Seattle have been around for decades, and that might be why it's a quintessential city staple!

You can even cruise around the lake and see Tom Hanks' houseboat from Sleepless in Seattle.

Alan Braden | Realogics Sotheby's

This little slice of the lake life is truly what dreams are made of! Is it in your price range?

Orca Houseboat

Price: $199,000

Address: 2401 N. Northlake Wy. #D1, Seattle, WA

Description: The sweetest little houseboat is on the market now and it can be yours.

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