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Seattle Houseboats Living: Floating Home Just Listed

Incredible community in Seattle! Small neighborhood feel while living in the middle of the city. Natural setting and the sounds of water offer the perfect city life.

Seattle houseboats living at its best in this cool Eastlake Floating home!

Have you thought about life in Seattle on a houseboat or floating home? Seattle houseboats living afloat is fabulous and here is a great floating home available now! Best panoramic views of Lake Union and beyond from your expansive rooftop deck on this super cool Seattle floating home in sought after Eastlake. Beautiful floating Seattle oasis with owner’s suite includes gorgeous bath and its own private southwest facing deck to admire the lake activity. One more bedroom or office on this level. Travel upstairs and capture incredible natural light and open concept with living room, dining room, eat in kitchen and half bath. Innotech tilt & turn windows are also special finds on floating homes.

Everyone who dreams of Seattle Houseboats Living, wants a great outdoor space, so we especially love the deck conveniently off this level for grilling up dinner. Then there is the rooftop deck! Seattle floating homes with rooftop decks are always on wish lists, but to find one so large is truly your own private “backyard”.

This is a great dock filled with awesome floating home and land neighbors and in a wonderful location. Living on a Seattle floating home is an absolute great way to enjoy all that the city has to offer while being in your own private water world with nature. It really makes the outside world melt away and is also great for easy access to water sports! $1,600,000

Details of this Seattle Floating Home

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1.5 baths
  • 1155 Square feet
  • $550/month dues cover water, sewer, garbage, taxes on submerged parcel
  • roof top deck
  • co-op dock so you own a share in the dock to secure your slip ownership.
  • Full Listing and to schedule and appt: 2031 Fairview Ave E Slip E
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Seattle Houseboats Realtors: Courtney Cooper / Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800

Let us tour you through this beautiful floating home! Molly and Courtney are Seattle Floating homes experts and here to be your absolute advocates when it comes to houseboats living. We can help you from start to finish and beyond and welcome you to our beloved neighborhood. Have questions? 206-841-6800/206-850-8841 houseboats@coopercartwright.com

Speechless In Seattle Just Launched

Stunning Contemporary Mediterranean floating home with primitive accents, inspired by Italy and nearly 50 feet of water frontage. $3,750,000 call/text Molly Cartwright & Courtney Cooper for your private tour. 206-841-6800

An overwhelming star of the last Seattle Floating Homes Association Tour, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a front row view to the city and Lake Union. We are truly Speechless in Seattle! This gorgeous Seattle floating home is an Italian inspired masterpiece and an absolute work of art. Offering a half-mile of open Lake Union & iconic grand city views including the Space Needle!

Thoughtful details are all reminiscent of the water and surrounding environment. Extremely rare front row opportunity on the most southern dock with nearly 50 feet of water frontage. Entertainer’s paradise with large artful spaces, endless views, high end cook’s kitchen, dining spaces, & outdoor paradise.

Some of the artful details of this stunner…

The Front Entry – The exterior siding surrounding the entry walls is an art installation inspired by the lake water. It consists of hand-adzed cedar planks. Custom-made marine grade steel door (450 lbs!) in vibrant red. If unlocked it will not blow open in heavy winds! The door bell is wired for voice and camera. Once inside, there is a nice wall for art. The door to the coat closet includes a carved Nuristan panel and a lost wax cast door handle. 

Living Room – Open room with giant window framing the grand iconic view that will leave any viewer “speechless”!! The dining area gives a front row seat to the view. Two Murano glass fixtures flank the arched entry to this room. Magically, the ceiling is curved! The carpenter was formerly a boat builder and loved curves. Watching the light dance across the ceiling is an exercise in peace and solitude. The colorful glass swivels are reminiscent of the city’s reflection at night when colorful bands wiggle. There is a Danish woodburning stove that includes a bake oven. A slab of Calacatta marble is the backdrop behind the woodstove. The stone is carved into a pattern reminiscent of wind on the lake waters. the  room is setup for Surround Sound with attractive speakers by Vienna Acoustics. Bifold doors lead to deck space that is great for a grill and friends.

Gourmet Cook’s kitchen has every detail accounted for….including the view.

Kitchen – The kitchen was designed by a gourmet cook who loves to entertain! This custom kitchen includes generous counter space and cupboards veneered with bigleaf Maple. The kitchen has a main work area and a smaller bar area. The cityscape and Space Needle are framed by a half moon tilting window facing south. There are two Bosch ovens, a Miele dishwasher, Best stove hood, Thermador electric stovetop, disposal, and a stainless steel double sink. A stainless steel pot rack hangs near to the stove. There are wood shelves and Rossli glass shelves. The counter tops are of Blue Bahia stone slabs. The bar area includes a countertop with a pull out cutting board, a small sink, an undercounter SubZero refrigerator, and glass and wood shelving for displaying glassware. There is a Marzocco Espresso machine. Also, in this part of the kitchen, there are two large pullout pantries, a SubZero 146 bottle wine cellar, a cupboard for cleaning supplies, two small and one large cupboard, and a hidden Miele stacked washer/dryer tucked back in the utility area. In addition, the kitchen has a sitting area that extends from the curved wall beneath the spiral staircase to the custom-made tri fold doors that open up to the patio, making for a beautiful indoor-outdoor space in the middle of the winter months.

Master Bedroom, upstairs – The master bedroom has custom cabinetry to each side of a king sized Murphy bed, which gives the flexibility to use of the space. The wood is washed with a denim blue hue. The faux walls and ceiling are in sunshine colors that complement the monochromatic hues of rainy season. The custom wrought iron curtain rod is an art installation, a collaborative piece by two Seattle artists. The curtains are made of JAB designer fabric from Italy- a white linen-cotton-silk sheer with a Matisse-like pattern and an opaque sky blue curtain also of natural materials. This room has a grand half-moon window that looks south to the city and the Space Needle- speechless!!! Centered in the grand arch is a Juliet balcony with a custom carved metal railing by renowned local artist Blair Robbins, inspired by lake waters.

Few people have the opportunity of ever seeing this view – a half-mile of open lake, the shipyard, the city, the Space Needle!! There is a deck on the west side of the master bedroom, which is perfect for watching the July 4th fireworks! Also, it is a nice private retreat. Exterior steps lead to the upper deck. The siding on the upper deck is an art installation of hand-adzed cedar planks that are reminiscent of the ever-changing surface textures of the lake waters. 

Master Bathroom, upstairs – The entry to this bathroom is a custom Nuristan sliding door. Upon entry, one is welcome by deep indigo walls with clean whites! Radiant-heater floor of contemporary white, ceramic flat pebble mosaic. Tyrell & Lang’s ‘Rosebud’ tub of stone resin, an elegant organic form. The north wall is Mediterranean blue Italian ceramic tiles representing the sea, with a band of Calcutta marble carved with a pattern resembling beach ripples at low tide. The sink commode is contemporary Italian, as is the tall, narrow rotating storage unit. Toto toilet. The shower is a quarter-round with walls of Mediterranean blue Italian ceramic tiles. The rounded glass enclosure is also Italian. There is a custom Calcutta marble rim. The towel warmer, too, is Italian. 

Artsy & Unique as is Life On Water

Every detail throughout this home was carefully thought out. It is contemporary Mediterranean with primitive accents, inspired by travels in Italy. It is minimalist, light and airy, colorful and inviting.

Please reach out to Seattle floating homes specialists Courtney Cooper and Molly Cartwright for additional details and information on this once in a lifetime paradise. 206-841-6800/206-850-8841

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Neighborhood Spotlight on Westlake

Westlake is one of the highlights of our Seattle floating homes neighborhood. It is truly coveted, but sometimes overlooked. The truth is that Lake Union floating homes in Westlake don’t change hands nearly as often as other parts of our community. Tom Hanks knew this when he lived here in 1993’s blockbuster hit Sleepless In Seattle. Just one stop into the Westlake Deli will keep you coming back for more. The neighborhood is also located on the acclaimed Cheshiahud Loop which offers lots of great options for connecting North to Fremont, Burke Gilman Trail, and more, plus South to South Lake Union and Downtown. Additionally, Queen Anne is right there and depending on where you are in Westlake, there is also an easy foot bridge across Westlake Ave N. It’s limitless.

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Westlake views – this dock has a great view of the iconic Sleepless In Seattle home as well as Gas Works Park!

Here are some reasons from one Westlake floating home owner.

Our bike/walk path is the best in Seattle from Fisherman’s terminal to Amazonville. Also, though Fremont is very walkable and close to us (0.8 mile to PCC), we are also only 1.4 miles to Queen Anne’s neighborhood – an area we always identify with and use daily – several restaurants (re-opening someday), Trader Joes, nail places, pet places, dry cleaners, indoor pool..

 I can understand why some people think Westlake is much busier, but it’s quiet on the water and more accessible location. When I lived on Fairview, I had also thought Westlake was more exposed… until I moved to Westlake and soon after I moved there, I appreciated it much more.”

Westlake in short supply per usual

Westlake floating homes for sale come up here and there. They are always sought after and won’t last. Please let us know if you would like to see them or learn more about this incredible neighborhood.

The 2466 Westlake Ave N dock is part of The Sleepless In Seattle Coop

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Great view down the channel of the Sleepless coop.
Please call/text Molly for your private viewing of any available floating homes – socially distanced, cleaned, sanitized, and compliant with state and CDC guidelines. 206-841-6800 or email houseboats@cooperjacobs.com

Pending – 2766 Westlake Ave N Unit #A, Seattle, WA 98109

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Peaceful and colorful Westlake floating home with thoughtful details throughout. $798,000

There’s nothing like living on the water. This beautiful craftsman updated floating home proves it! Relax while taking in the expansive views from your new rooftop deck; an entertainment delight! A wonderful flex room is perfect for a family room, home office work space, or turn it into another bedroom. The kitchen and great room join to create a sophisticated space for entertaining guests. Endless counter space and loads of storage. One bdrm w/ full bath all on the main floor.

Please call/text Molly for your private viewing – socially distanced, cleaned, sanitized, and compliant with state and CDC guidelines. 206-841-6800 or email houseboats@cooperjacobs.com.

We are excited to show you this cool neighborhood!

Contact Courtney or Molly. We are your advocates in the floating home community and look forward to working with you! Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841/ Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800

Seattle Houseboats Living: Moving Into A Floating Home Logistics

Moving by boat… Seattle houseboats living!

This is an interesting topic in the Seattle houseboats world. When you move into a home on land, you schedule the moving truck and they back into your driveway or park on the street in front of your home. What happens when you move in or out of a floating home? The answer is it depends. It depends on a number of factors and features really of your dock.

Seattle views on the water…
  1. Location. You hear about location, location, location in Seattle real estate, but never does that come into play more than when you are moving in or out of a floating home in Seattle. The neighborhood in which your dock is located is a crucial part of the puzzle when it comes to figuring out logistics of a move. Floating homes are at street ends and alleys in many cases in Portage Bay, and tight streets exist in Eastlake, Fremont, Wallingford, and Westlake. Taking the time to find out if the moving truck can even fit close to your dock is important. Make sure to have the movers come out and map out the plan.
  2. Communication. Let your dock know the plan. There may be a loading zone or parking spaces which need to be reserved.
  3. Security. You may need to ask for help from someone who can physically watch your belongings while furniture and boxes are moved up or down the dock so that the truck is not left unattended at any time.
  4. Use of Dolly, Cart, etc. First of all, make sure that the wheels of a third party cart or dolly are not going to be damaging to your dock surface. Seattle floating home docks usually have great carts for moving your belongs up and down the dock, but you might want to ask the dock board if it is okay to use them for a floating home household move. They are in place at the head of the houseboats dock so that all the floating home residents can use them in every day life. Additional wear and tear on them may not be welcome.
  5. Moving from dock to dock or from one floating home on the dock to another on the same dock? Consider filling a boat! This is especially great for planters and outdoor furniture, but can be a great mode of transport for indoor belongs as well.
  6. Leveling it. Last note and important!!! When you move furniture in and out you may need to call a diver to come level your home – especially if you are moving a particularly heavy piece of furniture! The diver may need to come out and move flotation around or add more…

There are some great choices available right now – both on land and in the floating home world. Let us know if you are interested in exploring our amazing Seattle neighborhoods. Molly and I live and work in Seattle and are your absolute advocates in the Seattle houseboats world. Current Seattle floating homes listings range in price from $995,000 to $2,950,000 and can be found in Eastlake and Portage Bay.

Court & Molly at the head of an Eastlake dock.

Contact us. We are your Seattle Houseboats Experts and look forward to helping you and answering all your questions. Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 | Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 houseboats@cooperjacobs.com

Seattle Floating Homes – Luxury Details In This New Build

What a gorgeous day! We always say that this is the kind of weather that was made to show off Seattle houseboats! This luxury new construction floating home build is no exception to that. This is the last floating home available in the Stillwater Landing development. It is that one that was held back because the design was so incredible. It is also the last basement allowed in Seattle floating homes per current city rules. This luxury lake home is incredible!!! Three levels of living space with high ceilings, luxury finish work, and radiant warm floors. It has boat moorage and garage parking – complete with electrical to install a car charger if you want. It really has it all… and you own your own moorage. $2,950,000

This is a once in a lifetime buy as the city has a net zero policy on these and no more new Seattle floating homes will be allowed to add to the number that we have on the lake already. In addition, no additional basements will be permitted according to the code. It’s also rare to get a garage parking space and be in this incredible corner of Portage Bay. You can check out the listing details here: 2816 Boyer Ave E #B

We would be happy to show you this property. We have lender, inspector, appraiser, and insurance referrals for these special waterfront properties and we are happy to walk you through each step. We look forward to showing you this floating home or others and are your absolute advocates for Lake Union homes and waterfront living. Courtney Cooper or Molly Cartwright 206-850-8841/206-841-6800 courtney@coopercartwright.com / molly@coopercartwright.com We are here to help and your absolute Seattle Houseboats Experts.

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