Gas Works Park Marina On Lake Union

Gas Works Park Marina On Lake Union

Gorgeous Day in Seattle for water lovers on Lake Union.  Gas Works Marina is sweet spot on North Lake Union for Seattle houseboats.  Courtney and I looked at an adorable housebarge today on this sunny Seattle day.  With less than 35 housebarges available on Lake Union, this is a score!  Here is a great shot of Gas Works Park Marina lines with adorable houseboats. 

Gas Works Park Marina

Seattle Houseboats Open House: The Lake Union View

The View From My Seattle Houseboat  Open House On Lake Union today was quite extraordinary.  Life Afloat In Seattle ™ is extraordinary.

No wind, calm water, a few kayakers, one brave paddle-boarded, and lots of boats gliding past me as I had  The Ark open house today at Seattle Marina in North Lake Union.

Lake Union houseboats

Crew on Lake Union

Water has a wonderous way of relaxing you and Lake Union is no exception.  Seattle houseboats often have high traffic for the open houses. With a busy open house, I had to remember to not get too relaxed!  From my location, I managed to snap a great pic of  the Lake Union Moorage available right now at Ward’s Cove across the water in the Eastlake neighborhood.  Interesting enough, Ward’s Cove is a privately held Seattle based company encompassing fish processing in Alaska since the late 1920’s.  Salmon was a big business for Ward’s Cove back in the day but since they haulted this, they looked for another way to make a profit while still providing greatest and best use out of their prime Eastlake location.  So they decided to turn it into a mixed use space and welcome one more Seattle floating home community.

This is probably the last Seattle floating homes dock permitted since the lake can only hold so many of them.  With four Lake Union moorage slips sold at last check and eight more to go, these new construction floating homes sites are selling at a premium and a chance to build your dream home on the water’s edge.  As you can see here, the preparations have begun for one lucky floating home owner!

Wards Cove Lake Union

Ward’s Cove in Lake Union

Two Slips Are Better Than One

Take your pick: calm, protected waters during the winter months or high tale it out to center stage at the end of dock for some amazing summer time fun

Comfortably open floor plan

Truly an amazing location for an amazing houseboat.  This beauty is a 60′ long Catamaran designboat  with a steel hull (which was just painted) and insulated with polyurethane foam cylinders.  Extensive and thoughtful care has been taken by The Ark’s owner.  The 1,000 square feet of living space (including 2 bedrooms and 1.50 baths) has the style and sophistication you deserve on the water!  Forced air in all the rooms, two new engines in 2007 with 135 hp and 4 cylinders plus a 220 gallon water storage tank.

Insulated storm windows throughout, high speed internet cable available, hot water showe to rinse off after a kayak trip to the favorite, local Aqua Verde restaurant.  Financing options are available ~ feel free to contact us to answer more of your questions or a free tour.

A popular kayak’s cafe

Seattle’s Amazon Gets A New Home

Seattle’s Amazon Gets A New Home!

We’ve all heard about the changes occurring in the southern edge of Lake Union for some time.  Mercer Street getting a face lift, the new street car quietly tracking up and down the south side roads and Amazon moving it’s headquarters.  201 Boren Avenue is the site for the new giant e-retailer.  I think it’s a sure bet to say housing will become highly precious starting right now.

Read the full Seattle P.I.’s article Capitol Hill is a wonderful place to live and a short commute.  Eastlake
is another awesome neighborhood!  Eastlake provides tons of westerly sunshine, famous Pete’s Wine and Grocery Store, a houseboat community that is unbelievable, and a sweet little cafe on the corner of Eastlake & Lynn called The 14 Carrot Cafe.  Many townhouses and condos have been built up in this neighborhood over the past five years.  But you will still find a mix of the old and the new here.  Plus you can watch Kenmore Air seaplanes come and go on a daily basis.
Capitol Hill/Portage Bay currently has 16 beautiful homes for sale, a peaceful park, and quiet streets.  Tons of history live in the walls of these homes.  So if you like upper end homes with in-city living style, North Capitol Hill is definitely for you.

Surrounding Amazon and Lake Union Real Estate:  Areas To Know And Places To Buy

Queen Anne: Lower EastsideYou want to walk or bike to work?  Then Queen Anne is the place for you.  Loaded with tasty eats, cool record stores, and a walking path to work.

And last but certainly not least…consider a SEATTLE FLOATING HOME for your next new address.  Enjoy all sides of Lake Union.  Take a quick bike ride on the Cheshiahud Loop!

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