Seattle Houseboats Are Exceptional!

Seattle floating homesSeattle Houseboats Are Exceptional!

It is said that the “houseboat capital of the world” is in British Columbia on Shuswap Lake. This may or may not be true but worth exploring. Seattle houseboat culture began back even before 1905 with the earliest recordings of property and in the 1930’s the number of Seattle houseboats peaked at approximately 2,000. Now there are only about 500 left and this is why sale prices are breaking historic records.

Think about it, Canada has stunning waterways which form lakes and rivers that are ideal for houseboats. Cities like Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec have some of the most scenic bodies of water one can find in the world. Houseboats in Canada are typically motorized and moved around for recreation in contrast to the Lake Union houseboats that are more often moored as permanent dwellings. That’s OK Canada because I personally find it difficult to stay in one place for very long. this all being said, there are some beautiful floating homes in Vancouver.

You may be asking why I’m referencing Shuswap Lake in my blog…consider how close of a neighbor these folks are and a relatively short distance for a friendly visit. They should not be threatened by visitors because it’s not like our Seattle houseboats are going to take the place of their boats. They’re far to difficult to move. We simply have something in common to share and it’s fun exploring.

It’s neat that our houseboat cultures are similar in that residing over water and having access to Seattle Waterfront Living℠ is an option for home buyers and vacationers. Many houseboats are available to rent in waterways outside of Lake Union and Portage Bay. Lake Shasta or Shasta Dam as it’s called in California is an example of where recreational house boating thrives and Lake Cumberland, Kentucky is considered to be the birthplace of house boating in the United States. The Columbia River and the Willamette River showcasing the neighborhood of Hayden Island in Portland, Oregon has many Portland houseboats. Many of the Portland Floating homes moorages are perfectly located for relatively short commutes to downtown Portland and also the recreational offerings of fishing, water skiing and kayaking. Houseboats are also available for rent in Central Oregon on Lake Billy Chinook. There are many coves to anchor the houseboat and water skiing is popular here.

Houseboats on Lake Union and Portage Bay are here to stay and what a life!

Exceptional living for folks who love being near water.  It is important to know that “Seattle houseboats” is a general term which refers to Seattle floating homes, vessels, and barges.  Seattle floating homes are the closest to true real estate versus the other types of houseboats.
If you have questions about Seattle houseboats for sale call my friend Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 or email courtney@cooperjacobs.com

Seattle Houseboats Market: Lake Union End Of The Dock Houseboat For Sale

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Lake Union Houseboats For Sale – At End Of The Dock. (UPDATE THIS SEATTLE HOUSEBOAT IS SOLD)

There’s still time to buy this one and close the deal before July 4th!!!!

Views that will knock your socks off! Truly a front row slip to Lake Union’s energy and activity. Tons of light will fill this one of a kind 1988 Barhop Seattle House barge in active

Westlake Marina. Recently hauled out and in excellent condition. New paint in and out, propane stove, new carpet, flooring and more! Roomie second story. Your kayak awaits right outside your bedroom door. Lives like a 2 bedroom or use large upstairs room as a living room with Lake Union view deck outside French doors.

A Grandfathered Seattle Housebarge (no sales tax!) measures 40.2×14 and is home to a much coveted liveaboard slip.

$199,000

This is a great end of the dock front row Seattle houseboat – you can compare it to other Seattle houseboats for sale right now and see that this one is a GREAT BUY!   Seattle houseboats and slips for sale

Seattle Houseboats Brokers at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate™

Email:  molly@cooperjacobs.com or courtney@cooperjacobs.com

Call or Text: 206-841-6800/206.850.8841  for more info or your own private showing of this or other Seattle houseboats

Seattle Afloat ®

Classic Lake Union Houseboat For Sale

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Seattle Houseboats: Classic Lake Union Houseboat For Sale

There are just so many slips on Lake Union.  And one of those slips just opened up for your next houseboat adventure!  Don’t lease your moorage – own it!   And your home!  A special opportunity rests in slip #18 in Gas Works Marina for you to dive into.  Sorry…couldn’t resist.

A meticulously maintained houseboat with a strong steel hull, new dual steel keels and ballast, remodeled kitchen and bath, a tip top shape deck with over 300 square feet, and the list goes on.  One bedroom, one sleeping loft, equally spaced rooms with a thoughtfully created floorplan.  When space is a premium, you will find none wasted here.

Gas Works Marina is a condo-owned marina so once you’re in, you are IN!  A cute cabana is perfect for guests to shower, extra room to do laundry, and a killer community board so you are completely dialed in to this strong community.  Gas Works Park is your next door neighbor and you can cozy up with a picnic near the water or try out SUP from Urban Surf! 

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One of two docks at Gas Works Park Marina

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Cabana Entrance

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Pets are welcomed and simply living is encouraged!  A water-dependent lifestyle is here to stay in this thriving Seattle community…the largest houseboat community in the country.  Own a piece of that and come enjoy life on the water.

Contact Courtney 206.850.8841 or Molly Cartwright 206.841.6800 at SeattleAfloat.com® for more details about 2143 N. Northlake Way #18 and Seattle houseboat living!

Own Fee Simple Seattle Houseboat (or boat) Dock On Lake Union

Seattle Houseboat Living:  Own Fee Simple On Lake Union

seattle floating home for saleUPDATE: (THIS SEATTLE FLOATING HOME IS SOLD NOW)

There are basically four types of Seattle houseboats docks to live on in Lake Union:  Co-op, Condo, Leased, and the prize:  Fee Simple.

Introducing 3310 Fuhrman Ave East:  Fee simple.  Own your Seattle floating home dock.  Own your floating home moorage.  Own your 2 parking spaces.  Own your floating home.  Own your cottage.  This piece of prime fee simple Seattle real estate on Lake Union is truly one of a kind.

Included in this property is 34 feet of owned Lake Union waterfront on the lake side, an additional 34 feet of private Lake Union moorage on the side, a remodeled floating home with two bedrooms, private balcony off the master, another lakefront over the water cottage with new pilings, a yard with gardening space and trees,  and two parking spaces.  If this isn’t Seattle Waterfront Living℠ on Lake Union, then I don’t know what is.

If you are interested in affordable and interesting waterfront living, then don’t miss this once in a Lake Union lifestyle opportunity.

Molly 206-841-6800 or houseboats@cooperjacobs.com

We are available to talk now.