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A first-time homeowner’s custom houseboat makes waves on HGTV, and in its Seattle marina

The master bedroom opens to an upstairs deck, with a propane fireplace and glass railings. There’s another, more public, deck on the lower level, with access to the lake, and LED lights under warm cedar soffits. “When she’s entertaining at night, it glows,” says designer/builder Kent Perry, who lives in a houseboat with his partner, Todd Filer, on the same dock. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Armed with a $450,000 budget and a dream that wouldn’t sink, Sarah J. Haggard joined the HGTV show “Home Afloat” and shared her water-life wishlist.  VIEW

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