Brand new luxury Seattle floating homes? There usually aren’t any. Our community is over 100 years old so when this happens it is worth taking note. Never before have Molly and I seen a Seattle floating home with such a high design IQ and so much incredible finish work. It is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone.
A stunning and timeless architectural designed floating home in Stillwater Landing. Expansive floor to ceiling Fleetwood sliders allow for maximum indoor/outdoor living. Beautiful kitchen on upper floor includes 5″ wide oak floors, Calacatta Laza polished quartz countertops, Liebherr & Miele appliances, eat-in kitchen and dining room. Entertain with ease on the open concept floorplan taking in the views of Montlake cut and Portage Bay. Luxurious master bed/bath. Boat moorage, garage parking. $3,200,000
Contact Courtney Cooper & Molly Cartwright 206-850-8841 for additional details, a private showing, lending options.
Much like the water that floating homes live on, we experience ebbs and flows with Seattle real estate. So far, 2019 has been a year full of fun, exciting developments and sales for floating homes.
The #1 question we get asked is “What’s the Market Like Right Now?”
This question can sometimes be construed in two ways. It depends – “are you a buyer or a seller”, right?
My friends, floating homes of course experience the same ride as land homes but only on a smaller scale. What do I mean? I mean when we start to see “price improvement” for homes actively on the market, it can mean there are less buyers and more inventory (sellers). Sellers are coming off a three year high from home sales and some expect to still be in that value system.
Floating homes, however, magically seem to hover around a certain number of homes which sell each year no matter what kind of real estate market we are in. That number is around 25. I am strictly referring to floating homes and not houseboats or vessels which do not have a King COUNTY tax assessor plaque.
So far this year we know of FOUR OFF MARKET SALES, two of which SeattleAfloat have completed. This, my friend, is why it is so important to reach out to us if you are thinking of buying or selling because some of these sales are not in the MLS or made public and it could directly impact how you buy or sell in the future.
By including the four off market sales, to date, there are 14 floating home sales as of July 21, 2019. We can still make our magic 25 number of sales because there are currently 13 active floating homes and we are only half way through the year.
Concentrating on the solds, the median sales price is $910,000. When I wrote the same market update last summer it was $750,000.
Looking at the actives, we see some amazing ranges of floating homes out there. From $499,000 on a condo dock to $3.2M for a brand new construction. The time is now to keep our community alive and vibrant. So many people we talk to each day are appreciative floating homes are a staple in our city. Let’s keep it this way!
When people are looking at Seattle floating homes, they almost always want to know about the end of the dock moorages. The Dox dock has two docks so there are four end of dock locations and lots of floating homes toward the end. If you can find a floating home on this dock community, it offers stunning panoramic views of Lake Union, from the Seattle skyline to Gasworks Park – if it has good dock position.
Located in a charming floating home neighborhood, this floating home dock features a clean, well-planned open design and remarkable views. This dock is a Coop moorage & there is room for boats on some slip.
Lake Union is your own private “swimming pool”
off street parking
Want to see any floating homes? Courtney Cooper & Molly Cartwright 206-850-8841/206-841-6800 firstname.lastname@example.org We specialize in Seattle houseboats for sale. Our Seattle Realtors are waterfront experts and have been in the floating homes community for well over a decade. We are huge advocates for the community and promise to honor your special home and our neighborhood.
This is a great alternative to Seattle houseboats living or Seattle waterfront living. Living at the water’s edge at the head of Shilshole Bay is a unique Seattle experience. This is a an opportunity to be a daily witness to the constant boat parade and the salty air of the Puget Sound. From the moment you traverse the staircase down into this secluded piece of heaven, you will not want to leave. Settle in and listen to the seagulls and live a simpler life.
Nestled in a private setting, discover this sanctuary you’ve been longing for offering the best of both land and water from the moment you wander onto the grounds. A great place to enjoy Seattle and all her beauty by recognizing an opportunity and history like no other. $675,000
Built in 1944
880 square feet
Wide open water views
Please contact us if you would like a private showing. This one is by appointment only. call text 206-841-6800 or 206-850-8841
There are not that many end of dock Seattle floating homes. A small fraction of the 517 Lake Union floating homes are in end of dock slip locations. If you are longing for a daily boat parade and beautiful open water, then pay attention! call/text 206-850-8841 for more info or a private showing.
Portage Bay is Lake Union’s Eastern arm, but also a charming neighborhood in North Capitol Hill. It is a unique residential pocket that despite being cut off like an island from the rest of Capitol Hill and Eastlake by two freeways, it offers a quiet and peaceful serenity like no other. Floating homes here are colorful and range from derelict to upper crust and the adjoining upland neighborhood is full of the most charm you can possibly fit in one corner of Seattle and anchored by the acclaimed neighborhood hot spot Little Lago.
By boat, you can travel to Ivar’s, the main portion of Lake Union, the Ballard Locks, the Puget Sound, Islands, and more or go the other direction through the Montlake Cut and head into Lake Washington for open water sports and an annual visit from the Blue Angels. By car or bike, you are close to everything.
The Dock Community
Situated at the base of Shelby Street, the Shelby Dock recently went through an entire dock rebuild and upgrade. It is state of the art and all systems have been upgraded and most importantly moved UNDER the dock (no hanging power lines). This was a large undertaking that took a lot of time and money and the result is stunning. The Shelby dock has three loading zone parking spaces for deliveries, temporary parking, and other short term uses. There is an on land cottage that is shared by all 19 floating homes on the dock which includes communal space and also individual locking storage units for members of the dock. The Shelby Dock also has an incredible private garden at the head of the dock and two community boat moorage spaces which are available on a first come first serve basis.
One bedroom open floor plan floating home has large grandfathered in floating waterside “yard”! Lots of really cool wood details in the home. Lots of windows and large views, great breezes on a warm day as you gently rock. It can be remodeled or replaced with same float size. $1,500,000
We are Seattle floating homes experts and we are here to answer all your questions. This dock is for floating homes and not other kinds of Seattle houseboats.
Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 / Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 e:email@example.com