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.
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!