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2420 Westlake Avenue North #8
Seattle, Washington 98109
You should always start with the float on a Seattle floating home, but most people start with the house itself to make sure it checks all the Seattle houseboats boxes. Each one of these is so very different, but it is important that once you identify the perfect Lake Union floating home that works for your living style, then you go right to the float. The true value in Seattle floating homes in across Lake Union and Lake Union’s eastern arm Portage Bay is the slip dimensions. The slip sizes for any given slip were largely determined and set in stone across coop docks by looking at any existing structures that occupied the slips at the time that the dock was converted to a coop. These dimensions were then recorded and grandfathered in. Many of them exceed the limit of brand new homes allowed on the lake so slips with footprints larger than 1200 square feet are especially valuable.
Length: 37.4ft Width: 30.8 ft
Water Depth: 45ft with no obstructions.
Stringers: 11 pressure treated stringers running east to west.
Decks The front deck is constructed of treated 2×6 surface boards and 4×6 joints.
Log pack. Beneath the stringers are 9 old growth logs that run east to west. They provide both structure and flotation for the home. They are in a stable configuration, anchored securely with stringers pins.
Flotation: 6-9ft Styrofoam logs. 41 55-gallon flotation barrels
- Early 1900’s year built | 2 beds | 1 Bath | Approximately 700 sq ft
- Hardwoods | wrap around deck | sunroom | boat moorage
- $500 Home Owner Dues include: dock water, sewer, garbage. Dock maintenance, DNR lease, pay off for 8 slip marina, and floating home moorage real estate taxes
- Personal property tax (paid biannual or annually) is $1,200
- 8 slip marina owned by 2420 Cooperative anticipated paid off by December 2018
- Laundry and shower facility at the head of the dock is for the slip tenants.
- Home Insurance $1900 annually through Lloyds of London underwriters.
July 2018 Home and Dive Inspection performed.
- New mini split (heating/cooling) and new attic insulation.
- New steel moorage arms in 2018.
Things We Love About Living Here
We love to hop on our bikes and cruise along the newer Westlake bike trail to Fremont.
We would sometimes attach our pet bike carrier since our favorite bar in Fremont Norm’s on 36th Ave allows dogs inside!
We walk out our sliding glass door and hop on our Paddleboards and other water toys to unwind after a long working day. However our favorite time is in the early morning hours when the city is still sleeping. SUP yoga anyone?
We love to watch the beautiful yachts cruise into the Westlake marinas and play a game of how this billionaire made their profits! Plus we like the privacy of living next to a quiet marina instead of a house around every corner.
Nature is everywhere we look and our favorite is to see the Blue Heron hunt for its food right outside our door.
We love to hear the sounds of seaplanes in the distance. The next time we want to go to the San Juans, we can kayak to Kenmore Air to catch a ride.
The Floating Home Association (FHA) is an awesome community that is always bringing the floating home community together. Sometimes it’s a dock party (Docktoberfest) or it’s an informative annual meeting (each April) to discuss how we can continue to preserve and improve our lifestyle.
Above all, we love to tell people (when asked) that we live in a houseboat or floating home. It never fails to bring a slew of questions about what it’s like and that they’ve always wanted to do the same thing.
Want to see this one? Call/Text Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 or Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are Seattle Floating Homes Experts and happy to help you with this special kind of Seattle home.
3110 Portage Bay Place E #F – Seattle Floating Home Listed Today!
Looking for Seattle floating homes for sale? At the end of this quiet dead end street is one fantastic Seattle floating home for sale – equipped with all the splash you come to expect from living on the lake in Portage Bay.
Generous spaces in this Portage Bay floating home allow for a flexible floor plan including a large master bed and bath capturing killer views of the canal. Three rooms in all, a remodeled bathroom, and a charming kitchen with tons of storage.
Huge accessory raft for kayaks, moorage for your boat, and an enclosed deck for privacy. One reserved parking spot and NO DUES! $799,000
- 2 + Bedroom
- 1.75 Bath
- Built in 1960
- Accessory Float
- Boat Moorage
- Owned Slip
- NO Dues!
Call/Text Molly Cartwright at 206-841-6800 or Courtney Cooper at 206-850-8841 for more info or for your own private showing. You can also email us at email@example.com. We are Seattle floating homes specialists and experts on the lake. We would love to talk to you about Seattle Waterfront Living and Life Afloat in Seattle! It’s a special lifestyle and there are lots of interesting differences between living on water and living on land.
Westlake Floating Home – $965,000 and just gorgeous Seattle waterfront living.
This is the perfect place to play all summer and cozy up in winter time by the fire to write your novel. Seattle is full of life and with companies like Weyerhaeuser and Expedia moving in to close in Seattle neighborhoods, Westlake is a perfect place to live! Washington is still ranked as number one for bikes across the country and this Westlake floating home is right on the Burke-Gilman Trail! With beautiful pathways and parks, Westlake has a lot to offer those looking at Seattle houseboats.
Please watch the video and then let us know if you would like more information.
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Cooper Jacobs Real Estate proudly presents:
our gorgeous Seattle floating home listing at 2420 Westlake Ave N.
Please let us know if you would like more info on Seattle houseboats, Seattle floating homes, or Seattle waterfront homes. Also, if you are thinking about listing your Seattle home, please know that we are among the few that pay for our client’s staging bills. This will save you thousands of dollars and can end up netting you tens of thousands of dollars over list price.
Please email one of us for details (no catch – promise).
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Looking for Seattle houseboats for sale?
We just listed this gorgeous Seattle floating home on The Lake Union dock! In looking at Seattle houseboats around the lake, this is one of two that are for sale right now that we really like. It is on a very large float and has a lot to offer for the perfect Seattle waterfront lifestyle.
If you would like to see it, please call Molly 206-841-6800 or email us at email@example.com
Thursday 11AM – 1PM
Sunday 1PM – 4PM
Marketing Remarks From the Listing in the NWMLS:
Second from the end on one of Eastlake’s most charming docks, this one level floating home offers an amazing lifestyle afloat on Lake Union! Situated on one of the larger floats on the lake, this well built Cape Cod home features newer appliances, newer roof (with stairs for rooftop access and big views), maple hardwoods, french doors, and a real working fireplace. Catch all the action on the lake from your living room or front deck and enjoy the security of ownership a cooperative dock offers.
Seattle Floating Home Features
Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, French Doors, High Tech Cabling, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-in Closet
Additional Information on this home:
- Property Description Cable TV, Deck, Dock, Fully Fenced, High Speed Internet, Moorage
- Taxes $1,993
- Waterfront Lake, No Bank
- View Lake, City
- Lot Size 0.00 Acre (1 SqFt)
- Exterior Wood
- Fireplaces 1 Fireplace
- Heating/Cooling Other-See Remarks
- Roof Composition Roof
- Flooring Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor
Curious about Seattle houseboats and their history on Lake Union?
You have to go back over a hundred years and look beyond Lake Union to see the roots of Seattle houseboats. Beth Means and Bill Keasler wrote a great piece about Seattle houseboats history on The Seattle Floating Homes Association website. Seattle Floating homes have played a significant part in shaping the city’s history and landscape. We at Seattle Afloat have a whole category on this site dedicated to it: Seattle houseboats history on Seattle Afloat.
There is also a great spot to see amazing pictures and get more information on HistoryLink where the site describes various houseboats around Seattle and their origins:
“Some of these communities — especially those off the Madison Park and Leschi neighborhoods on Lake Washington — were formed by the well-to-do who enjoyed summering aboard their fancy abodes. Others — along the Elliott Bay waterfront, the Duwamish River, Harbor Island, Salmon Bay, Lake Union, Portage Bay, and Union Bay — were mainly inhabited by workers struggling to stay financially afloat.. “
Howard Droker wrote the fascinating book Seattle’s Unsinkable Houseboats in 1977 and there is a great video about Seattle houseboats featuring him on the http://www.lakeunionhistory.org/ website. I have embedded it here because it is worth a watch:
Vannessa Ho at the Seattle PI wrote an interesting piece about Seattle houseboats – it was a cool slide show of houseboats then and now. Here is a link to that slideshow: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/slideshow/Seattle-houseboats-Then-and-now-64448.php
If you are curious about Seattle houseboats and interested in purchasing a Seattle floating home, then please let us know. These are special homes and the ultimate in Seattle waterfront living. You should work with real estate agents who understand the ins and outs of Seattle houseboats. Molly and I understand all of the unique intricacies of the Seattle floating home world and we are happy to help you. We can also help you with the various FSBO floating homes available across the lake.
You can reach Molly at 206-841-6800 or Molly@CooperJacobs.com or me at 206-850-8841 or Courtney@cooperjacobs.com
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate for all your realty needs – we have brokers who specialize in all Seattle neighborhoods and suburbs.
Dead of Seattle winter during the holiday break… what could possibly be shaking down on Seattle Houseboats real estate?
Right now there are only a couple choices in Seattle floating homes for sale and they are both priced between $1.1M and $1.6M – one in Eastlake and one in Portage Bay.
As far as recent sold Seattle houseboats, Molly and I listed the little guy in Portage bay at 3012 Fuhrman Ave N, Slip #D for $229,000 and it closed just before Christmas on 12/19 with a final sales price of $235,000. We also listed and sold the Seattle floating home on 2331 Fairview Ave E, Slip #A which closed on 10/31/2014 and had a final selling price of $345,000.
2207 Fairview Ave E #1 Listed for $800,000 and sold for $730,000 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths 986 sq feet closed 12/9/2014
2351 Fairview Ave E #K Listed for $1,150,000 and sold for $1,100,000 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths 1300 square feet closed on 11/14/2014
There are quite a few off market Lake Union and Portage Bay Seattle houseboats opportunities at the moment as well. Spring will being more of these listings to light, so let us know what you are looking for and we will keep you in mind as they come up. Molly 206-841-6800 Courtney 206-850-8841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow! What a difference a few weeks makes for Seattle houseboats.
If you want to go back and review my Seattle Floating Homes Market Report from September, then please do so. In the course of three days in the first week or so in October, four Seattle floating homes went pending and one closed in escrow! There are only five Seattle floating homes for sale currently and only 2 of those are under $600k.
Seattle Houseboats: What A Difference A Few Weeks Makes In The Floating Home World!
Seattle houseboats for sale: Of the five floating homes available for sale, here is the info: These range in price from $550,000 to $1,890,000 with a median list price of $1,100,000. Of these, my favorite is 2017 Fairview Ave E , Slip #O. It has owned moorage – the only one under $600 that owns its own slip. It is well done, charming, updated, and on a great dock. They are also offering $6000 to go towards your closing costs. It’s a steal…
Pending in the MLS: There are 5 pending Seattle floating homes per the NWMLS. These Seattle houseboats range in price from $345,000 to $1,300,000.
Seattle houseboats SOLD: 2369 Fairview Ave E #2 has closed in escrow! This is a luxury floating home on the high end Fairview Landing dock. It was listed for $2,950,000 and had a final sales price of $2,850,000 (96.61% sales price to list price). The home is a 3 bedroom 1.75 bath 2150 square foot “houseboat” built in 2009. It sold for $1,325.58 per square foot.
Would you like more information on these sales or Seattle floating homes both off and on the market?
Courtney Cooper 206.850.8841 email@example.com
Molly Cartwright 206.841.6800 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Welcome to Life Afloat on Lake Union!
The Seattle Floating Homes Market In General: If you have been watching the Seattle houseboats market at all, then you know that there have not been a lot to choose from as of late. Seattle floating homes have trickled onto the market very slowly and many have sold off market as demand increases. It is our pleasure to introduce this gem into the mix as it is a great spot to call home in Seattle!
Rare second from the end South facing Lake Union floating home in Eastlake with incredible features. Great interior spaces, French Doors to the back deck which opens up to a large channel and easy Lake action.
Enjoy relaxing in your “backyard” on your grandfathered in accessory float, plus there is space to put your own small boat alongside. Coveted Co-Op Owned Lake Union Moorage Slip and a well maintained floating home all on one of the most well run docks in the city. This is truly an opportunity and it isnt often that these come up so close to the end of the dock. $725,000
Some of the basics on this Seattle floating home for sale:
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bath
- 900 Square Feet
- Large decks and storage areas
- Owned Moorage
- Accessory Float is “grandfathered in”
- Room for a boat along side
- Room for expansion
Although it is almost always more expensive dollar per square foot to purchase a Seattle houseboat, the low dues and low taxes make this home more affordable than a land home overall. They are quite a unique way to live in the city and Molly or I would be happy to tell you about it. Let us know, please, if you are interested in seeing this Seattle floating home or other Seattle houseboats for sale. We are happy to show you our favorites and walk you through the steps of purchasing one.
Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 Courtney@CooperJacobs.com
Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800 Molly@CooperJacobs.com
Seattle Houseboats market staying afloat…
We know of a few Seattle floating homes that have sold recently off market including a front row Roanoke Reef floating home … Molly and I also know of at least two others about to hit the market so stay tuned, but if you are interested in looking at Seattle houseboats right now, you have three choices.
Molly and I recommend this 950 square foot Seattle floating home with a rooftop deck. It is listed for $499,950. Here are the remarks from the MLS listing for this Eastlake houseboat:
This is a great opportunity to live life afloat and own your own moorage and great well run co-op dock! Extremely stylish floating home has a beautiful owner’s suite perched on the second floor. Nice open floor plan, kitchen with stainless steel appliances opening up to a casual great room. Fun decks and spaces, plus a roof top deck!
The other two choices are within the same Log Foundation co-op dock. There is an adorable one on the same dock listed at $449,000 and then a couple docks South but still within the Log Foundation is an end of dock Seattle floating home still located in the Log Foundation and listed for $2,888,000. It is on the most southern Seattle floating home dock in Eastlake so imagine the Seattle skyline views you have from there! It is supreme.
There is one other “on market” option and that is the very last homesite available at Wards’s Cove. Ward’s Cove is the newest Seattle floating home dock and 11 out of the 12 slips have sold. It was listed for $630,000, but is currently under $600,000. Ward’s Cove offers many amenities and some well designed floating home plan options, PLUS it is fee simple ownership. This is RARE. Another rare perk? Parking!
Please let myself or Molly know if you are interested in any of these or if you would like to see something else we may have upcoming… 206.850.8841 or 206.841.6800 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org