Tiny home builders are always popping up with new and ingenious ways to make a small space seem larger, and this gorgeous houseboat is no exception. The amazing interior design will make you forget all about the home’s 510-square-footage. Located on Seattle’s ship canal just minutes from downtown, the charming cottage on the water comes with plenty of unique features, including a Japanese-style, cedar soaking tub, a custom-made elevator bed and an open-air rooftop lounge.

a blue and wood houseboat on a dock

The beautiful houseboat, which is currently listed for $375,000, is clad in a serene blue hue that pays homage to its aquatic environment. Inside, the design is simply jaw-dropping. Light wood panels on the ceiling complement the calming white walls, while large windows naturally brighten the entire space. Throughout the home, unique cork flooring leads from the living room to the kitchen to the two bedrooms, seamlessly connecting the spaces.

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entrance to living area with tall ceilings and wall art

living room with high ceilings, eggshell walls and a gray couch

The interior, which has recently been renovated, uses a number of space-saving techniques and fabulous furnishings to open up the tiny home. The living room is a welcoming area with a long comfy couch meant for socializing. The sofa and most of the furnishings were kept in neutral shades to keep the atmosphere peaceful. Strategic pops of color here and there add a modern vibrancy to the design.

a kitchen with live edge counter and dark refrigerator

a bedroom with an elevator bed and blue chair

In this home, every room has a strong personality. The kitchen was renovated with rustic, live-edge counters and backsplash. Salvaged slate cabinets were installed to lend an industrial touch to the design. The spa-like bathroom boasts a soothing pebble floor and an aromatic, cedar soaking tub. The two bedrooms also hide a few fun secrets, such as the vertical lift bed that converts one of the bedrooms into an office space or playroom when raised. Throughout the home, ample storage in the walls and stairs helps to avoid clutter.

a small sofa with multi-colored pillows

an outdoor space with gray sectional

Of course, the heart of the home is found on the upper level lounge with a small sitting area, which leads to an open-air rooftop balcony. This space is perfect for entertaining, al fresco dining or just enjoying the serene water views.

+ Metropolist

Via Apartment Therapy

Photography by Diwas Photography via Metropolist