Hello! Seattle Floating Homes and Seattle Houseboats Neighbors! Hoping this finds you well in the new year! My family and I are very grateful to have you as neighbors. I greatly appreciate that you keep choosing me when it comes time to buy or sell your homes. It is truly my honor.
Besides selling a lot of Seattle houseboats and floating homes, there were a few big life changes in 2022!
Married! You may have seen my name change on the signs: Courtney Cooper -> Courtney Cooper Neese. At age 50, my prince charming finally found me. He came in the form of a tall and handsome home inspector named Joe who sponsored a top 20% real estate broker lunch, that I was featured at. And.. the good news: he loves floating homes, too.
Joe came with a spunky and beautiful daughter so London and I gained not just one family member, but two!
Lastly, My daughter got married, too! On the last day of the year, we hiked in the snow and got to experience a beautiful fairytale wedding that only Madison could have come up with. My new son in law is very special.
This floating community is like no other! While many admire us from the outside, one really does have to live here to truly understand our various intricacies! Each dock is so different and each geographic section of our community is different as well, but we all exhibit the same fortitude no matter which side of the lake we are on. I long admired Seattle’s floating homes community and thought I understood it before I lived here, but it wasn’t until I was highly involved and living in it that a true understanding was born. Very grateful to have had the chance to work with incredible buyer and seller clients through all this. It’s more about you rather than the numbers. Thank you for always wrapping your arms around me.
Seattle houseboats come in many different shapes and sizes and you can find them in various spots along the shores of Lake Union and Portage Bay, but we love it when we are able to represent a true legacy floating home on the lake. Located in one of the most established Seattle floating homes coop docks on Lake Union, this vibrant spot will relax and excite you every time you come home.
From the listing of this Seattle Floating Home Just Listed by Seattle Houseboats Specialists Courtney at Seattle Afloat:
Another legacy Seattle floating home is available for the first time in decades. Located on one of the acclaimed Log Foundation docks in the southern most part of Eastlake, this home is a huge opportunity! Awesome light filled vaulted ceilings and spaces offer just the right amount of openness for modern living. Enjoy the charm and intimacy that comes with this amazing lifestyle which is like no other. Live surrounded by lapping water peacefully, yet in the middle of the city, plus how cool is it that you can kayak or SUP right from your home? Take a swim channel side in the warm summer evenings or cozy up for the winter. No matter the season, this house is the place. $799,995
Listed by Seattle Houseboats Specialists at Seattle Afloat
Seattle Houseboats Open Houses:
Open all weekend – today 12-3 and tomorrow 2-4!
Interested in selling your Seattle Houseboat or Floating home?
If you own a Seattle floating home in Eastlake, Westlake, Northlake, or Portage Bay and are interested in seeing what your home might be worth in this market? There is always a great demand for Seattle waterfront homes and Seattle floating homes and each one is so different so we have buyers waiting to see what comes on the market that suit them! Let us know if you have one they can look at!
Please email us directly or call/text us to speak with one of us: email@example.com 206-472-1005 We are Seattle waterfront and floating homes experts and here to help you.
Seattle floating homes inventory is down so it’s no wonder we got so much activity on this one! Let us know if you are interested in buying or selling a floating home or waterfront home in Seattle. Lots of options wither way and we look forward to speaking with you about your situation. We just closed on this beautiful spot on the lake. Two bedrooms and 1.75 baths with gorgeous high ceilings and tall view windows. This is one of the floating homes in the Shelby Street area that look right up the Montlake Cut with a perfect front row seat to Opening Boat Day!
Welcome to the Gold Coast of peaceful Portage Bay! Incredible light filled end of dock floating home with views across the bay and straight up the Montlake Cut. Enjoy opening boat day from your front row seat or hop in your boat and head to Ivar’s. Enjoy living on the 3.2 Portage Bay Loop and just steps from neighborhood favorite Little Lago. This beauty has 2 levels of living with timeless wooden details and tall beamed ceilings. Large picture windows and sunny decks take in the constant boat parade. Open floor plan and warm fireplace plus forced air heating. Easy commute in all directions and fantastic waterfront living. Price includes home only.
Feel free to reach out for more info on this or other opportunities on the lake. firstname.lastname@example.org. call/text 206-850-8841 We are floating home experts and I live on the lake in a floating home. I look forward to talking to you more!
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness Today we bought a floating home via the specialist expertise of Seattle Afloat. I think the best word to describe the experience is awesome. We now have the beautiful, design-centered home that matches our style at an affordable price… surrounded by an amazing community. Our home now floats …with an amazing sun-deck view of the Seattle skyline. We bought it while living on the East Coast during a pandemic – challenging! But it all worked with their successfully maneuvering us through the process. What I like most about them is I could truly trust them – and with that trust and their understanding of the “essence” of our quirky needs…we got an amazing property today.
Portage Bay is such a lovely corner of the city and my favorite Seattle floating homes neighborhood on the lake. I admit that I am partial in a big way to Portage Bay. I live here. Where else can you be nestled in on the lake alongside some of the most historic homes in Seattle, and neighbors with not only one but two well regarded yacht clubs, Seattle Yacht Club and Queen City Yacht Club?
Portage Bay has incredible sunrises and although we are looking mostly east, the sunsets expand over our skies here, too. We get fantastic sunny days from the south and despite having some of the most incredible gatherings for opening boat day and the Christmas Ship finale, we have the reputation of being “Peaceful Portage Bay”. It’s always exciting for me to welcome a new neighbor into my neighborhood. I got to do just that yesterday as we sold another floating home on the lake. This time in the eastern arm of Lake Union called Portage Bay on the floating home dock just next door to the one I get to call home.
Obviously I love Portage Bay, but I also want to highlight this incredibly special floating home our new neighbor is buying. The ceilings are at least eight feet high and have gorgeous sturdy exposed beams. Unfortunately, most people initially miss these beautiful beams and the warm wooden wrapped windows and doors because they walk in and the view is one of those that just stops you in your tracks. There isn’t another view in Seattle like you will see in Portage Bay. It is an interesting mix of looking at an intimate bay filled with rowers and a beautiful boat parade. Beyond the water is the full waterfront side of University of Washington including the Husky Stadium across the way combined with Montlake Bridge in the front of the Cascade Mountains. To the left is the new Portage Bay Park and beyond that is the University Bridge. I once heard it described as a four bridge view for some end of dock floating homes in Portage Bay because they could see not only the University and Montlake Bridges, but also the 520, Ship Canal Bridges.
If you can manage to tear your eyes away from the view, you will see that you are in a large living room with a cozy fireplace and an open kitchen overlooking it. The entry is welcoming and there is an open staircase leading upstairs. There is a sleeping space and bathroom on both levels. There are also view decks on both levels. You are at the end of a long dock and it feels like you are on your own island. Yet in the city. It’s breathtaking.
Please let me know if you are interested in finding your special place on the lake. We have incredible floating home neighborhoods in Seattle and I would love to introduce you to my neighborhood. Westlake is divine and Eastlake is so cool. Many people don’t know that there is even a dock in Northlake in Fremont! And Portage Bay. – Courtney
You can reach me at 206-850-8841 or at CourtneyCooper@kw.com
Seattle Houseboats for sale in the MLS: Here’s what was said about the beautiful Pearl houseboat in the listing that we put on:
Lake Union Landing and FullerStyle present to you Pearl, a stunning 2021 houseboat and the latest addition to this sought after co-op owned community. Pearl has a gorgeous nautical curved bow with windows placed strategically to incorporate natural light and views. She measures 36×14 and is fully equipped with high end and custom finishes plus city water and sewer. Luxurious design and uncompromised spaces will leave you pinching yourself daily wondering if you really live here. Stroll down the gated and private wide tree and bench lined dock boulevard like no other and enjoy the sights and sounds of lake living. Shared off street parking and steps to Burke Gilman Trail, local eateries, and UW campus. In city paradise!
Lake Union Landing is a beautiful tree lined wide boulevard style dock over Lake Union with full skyline views and a front row seat to all the action and boat parades on the water. It is like nothing you have seen to date in the city and full of surprises at every corner. This dock is incredibly special, but adding to this is the stellar designed and built houseboats by FullerStyle making Lake Union Landing Seattle’s premier new dock for floating residences. We are 50% sold now and slips are released on a limited basis. We have three currently available. Let us know if you would like more info. call/text 206-850-8841 or email email@example.com
Happy New Year! Well, the “Seattle freeze” has been alive and well this week. All week temperatures dropped and it snowed in Seattle. When it snows on a floating home or houseboat, the biggest concern is usually removing the excess weight off the top and decks of your home as they were not built to withstand the additional load. Snow loads can make them top heavy and tipsy or even worse – sink them if the floatation is not adequate.
This week, though, the snow seemed lighter in weight than usual, and the bigger concern was the ice and frigid temperatures. It’s customary for everyone on the dock to drip their faucets during cold snaps. This one caught a lot of us off guard and many people were either out of town or simply forgot to run their faucets. The result was Monday morning most of the lake awoke with no running water.
As we warm up, it’s important to recognize what worked and what didn’t so that we can better prepare for the next cold snap.
Running water prevents pipes from freezing as the water is moving. Many docks are equipped with valves at either end so that the water flow can be turned on and off should the need arise to have running water. Individual houses should still run their water so that the connecting pipes between the floating homes and the dock do not freeze.
My dock does not have this valve system, but we have historically been able to keep our water flowing to our houseboats just by running our faucets. We have 19 floating homes on our dock and 2/3 of them were frozen in the morning including my own. I reached out to three vendors at 6AM and Aqua Dive answered my please for help. They spent the entire day unfreezing the majority of our homes and getting us back up and running. We were fortunate because our main line did not break, but surrounding docks had both frozen and broken pipes.
Aqua Dive spent the next few days working tirelessly to make sure my neighborhood was with water. We are very grateful for that and I learned a lot in the process.
As a result, we are changing the way we do things so I thought it might be good to list some tips for keeping your water running in your floating home or houseboat during a cold snap.
Heat tape under the insulation on connectors between dock and house – Our floating homes only have our pipes insulated and what we found was once they were frozen the insulation actually KEPT THEM FROZEN. The better method is to install heat tape – specifically thermally activated heat tape which is an electric cable and aluminum tape that warms the pipes when the temperature drops below 37 degrees. The heat tape is installed under the insulation. It isn’t a guaranteed method and faucets should still be dripped, but it does warm the water enough to keep it flowing and then as a result it adds extra protection to the mainline.
Hot water and/or heat gun warming – We used both as well as Aqua Dive’s giant warming blower. With no running water, how do you boil water? The answer is that you are surrounded by water. Boil lake water in pots and pour on water line around and connected to your house. This was the best method we found for quick thawing and the dock neighbors mobilized and helped each other. If you are going to use a heat gun, just be careful not to light the insulation on fire and go easy. It can be too hot. I also saw many people using hairdryers to warm pipes, but the danger of hairdryers over water prevents me from recommending that. I saw one clever homeowner using his wife’s Dyson hairdryer to thaw out their pipes in the Mallard Cove floating homes neighborhood.
Community and Dock Reminders – This might be the most important for prevention. At least it would have prevented much of our frozen pipes on my dock. Email your neighbors, your dock, facebook group messages, text messages, etc. Our dock has an A-frame sign that we (forgot to) put out to remind people to turn on faucets at night and throughout the cold temperatures.
Home temperatures – Keep your thermostat turned up during cold snaps to warm the pipes on the inside of the house, too. Open your bathroom and kitchen cabinets under the sinks to let the heat in. Periodically run warm or hot water – or the dishwasher. This helps keep the sewer line warm, too.
Dripping may not be enough – The owner of one of the few floating homes on our dock that had running water was very proud to proclaim that the real trick is to not DRIP the faucet, but to run a steady low stream. Also, if you are only going to run one faucet then run the one furthest from the dock, but it is preferable to run all of them on a low stream for best results.
Creative work floats – We don’t have a work float on our dock, so Leah with Aqua Dive used my kayak to work on my waterline along my house which I could not otherwise reach. We are a creative bunch so be creative! But don’t fall in!
Prioritize help and come together – Help your neighbors with what they need. Check on their homes for them. Work together, and get the homes with elderly, children, and medically challenged up and running first. Offer the good people that work on your homes a bathroom and drink or a warmth break. Aqua Dive was able to use our dock cart to move all of their gear up and down docks all around us and that helped them be more efficient. It is all about taking care of each other and that is what this community is so good at.
Temps are warming up, and we are excited about the new year on the lake!
After the last week, my love for this community is reinforced and I am so happy to be a part of it. Seattle floating homes owners and houseboaters are a group of hardy and loving individuals and I will be forever grateful for all of you and the hardworking divers that help us. Both Seattle Dive and Aqua Dive were running around my little Gold Coast of Portage Bay this week and also around Eastlake and Westlake. We are so lucky to have them.
Despite the freezing weather, we were showing Lake Union Landing’s newest gem, “Pearl” repeatedly. In below freezing temps on the last day of 2021, this beautiful houseboat by FullerStyle received an offer and went into escrow.
We are so very excited about 2022 and our community is in demand now more than ever. Let us know if you are interested in a valuation. Lots of buyers out there. We are highly networked into the community and can help with all steps of the process. We have excellent references, too. firstname.lastname@example.org 206-850-8841
Earthquake Bathtub Sloshing Effect Verified on Seattle Houseboats
Do we feel earthquakes? This is one of the questions We get when we talk to new prospective neighbors for our Seattle houseboats and Seattle floating homes communities. They want to know how Seattle floating homes feel during an earthquake.
If you have lived in one of the Seattle floating homes (or one of the houseboats) for any number of years, you may have felt the effect of an earthquake somewhere. Every once in a while the floating houses on Lake Union just move for no apparent reason – earthquake or not. I remember the first time I experienced this strange phantom moving during an inspection for an end of dock floating home in Eastlake.
Local legend Sid McFarland was checking the house out for us and I asked him what it was. He told me every once in a while it just happens. Wise words from a lovely man whom we sorely miss in our community. I am also reminded of the time I asked him how people could live on docks with children as I held the hand of my then two year old son wearing a life jacket. He looked at me sideways and said “they watch them”. He was so great and I am thankful I was able to learn from him early on.
Helpful Reading Resource For More on Our Floating Homes Community
If you want to read more about Sid, I love the chapter of Jeri Callahan’s Staying Afloat book called The Moving Man. It is sold in the FHA’s Houseboatique if you want a copy – We are also happy to include it in our housewarming gift to you when you purchase a floating home with us of course!
Later on, I felt those movements. For Seattle earthquakes, it was a weird vibrating in my house much like the washing machine on spin cycle as the ground shook our dock pilings and moved my mooring arms. And then there is the occasional sloshing as strange rollers bounce back and forth across Portage Bay for no apparent reason. There is an explanation though. Seattle floating homes during an earthquake or similar event can feel more movement from places far away.
Verifying Seattle Floating Homes During An Earthquake From Some Of The Experts On The Lake
Betty said oh yes, she had felt many earthquakes over the years. She then described the seiche effect that our houseboats community experienced from an earthquake that occurred in Alaska. She told me about the house lifting in a swelling of the water and then just kind of dropping. Then of course as the water bounced back and forth across Portage Bay there was a tea cup effect. This lined up very well with the Raleigh waves that Ed Waddington described in the article as feeling much like a “bathtub sloshing”. He went on to say that it feels very different than normal boat traffic wake waves. Even with this occasional sloshing I personally feel the safest in my floating home during an earthquake.
Funny as I write this and review my notes from the article, I can’t help but notice that Betty is also published in this same issue. She served this community well always and was on the Environmental Committee of the FHA at the time. Of course she was. What a lady. What a community!
Let us know what your experiences have been during various shakes on the lake. email@example.com If you are interested in living in our community on the lake, please reach out to us. We work very hard to always serve the community first and love the people here. We are Seattle Afloat – Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841.
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
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.
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.
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.
Communication. Let your dock know the plan. There may be a loading zone or parking spaces which need to be reserved.
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.
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.
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.
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. I live and work in Seattle and am your absolute advocate 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.
Contact us. We are your Seattle Houseboats Experts and look forward to helping you and answering all your questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. We are here to help and your absolute Seattle Houseboats Experts ℠.
Welcome to the 2420 Cooperative Seattle Floating Homes Dock
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.
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.
From Our Lovely Seattle Floating Home Sellers:
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 Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 or email us at email@example.com We are Seattle Floating Homes Experts and happy to help you with this special kind of Seattle home.
The Seattle Floating Homes Tour only happens every two years! Buy your tickets here before it’s too late:
Sunday, September 9th, 2018 Noon to 5 p.m.
At Seattle Afloat, we are so proud to be supporters of the 2018 Seattle Floating Homes Tour! Each tour, we work extremely hard and we volunteer our time and sponsor the tour with our money. We love the Seattle floating homes community and this year’s 2018 Seattle floating homes tour is worth the price of admission ten fold! Want to have a peek into this amazing lifestyle and dream about living on Lake Union afloat? Here is the description of this year’s exciting tour! We have seen the tour houses personally and you won’t be disappointed!
Don’t delay, the tickets for the 2018 Seattle Floating Homes Tour sell out fast!
The Seattle Floating Homes Association is pleased to present the Eclectic Eastlake 2018 Floating Homes tour! On Sunday September 9, from noon until 5, a dozen specially selected homes will be available for viewing from 2017 Fairview up to Mallard Cove at 2600 Fairview. You will come away with an appreciation of why Seattle’s floating home owners cherish their lifestyle and why they have become known as the Stewards of the Lake for nurturing the nature and animal habitats the docks, homes and surrounding foliage provide. Nowhere else in the world will you find the coexistence of wildlife and city life blending so harmoniously. We look forward to having you as our guest!
Proceeds from the 2018 Seattle Floating Homes Tour will benefit the Seattle Floating Homes Association and its mission to protect, preserve and promote the vitality of Seattles historic floating homes community through education, advocacy, environmental stewardship and collaboration. Parking is available in the lots south of E Newton on Fairview Ave E, at the Blue Ribbon Cooking School to the north and on side streets throughout the neighborhood. Food, coffee and dessert trucks will be on hand for purchase of refreshments, and a bus will be circulating throughout the afternoon at several spots along the route.
This is a self-guided WALKING tour with stairs, uneven pavement and over-water dock surfaces; please plan accordingly. No backpacks, strollers, food or drinks are allowed in the homes. The tour will take place rain or shine, and everyone who wants to participate in the tour will need a ticket, except babes in arms.
2018 Seattle Floating Homes Tour Ticket Information : Tour tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Ticket price is $55. Capacity is limited so advance purchase is highly recommended. Ticket Brochures will be mailed 1-2 weeks prior to the tour to Washington addresses only. Any out of state addresses can pick up their brochures at Will Call, at the ticket tent in the parking lot across the street from 2025 Fairview Ave. E. (between E. Boston and E. Newton), on the day of the tour beginning at 11:00am. Once you have this brochure you can start the tour at any location you chose.
Want to learn more about Seattle Houseboats and other types of Seattle Waterfront Living? We are Seattle Realtors who specialize in this special niche! We would live to show you our favorite Seattle floating homes, luxury homes, and waterfront homes and are happy to help you find your perfect home in Seattle. You can call/text us at 206-850-8841 or email Houseboats@cooperjacobs.com
Looking for your perfect Seattle floating home to live the most amazing lifestyle in this city?
The Seattle houseboats market is finally heating up and inventory has loosened up enough that buyers are having choices, but at the same time these Seattle floating homes for sale that are on the market are getting more serious looks. Let’s look at what’s going on. There are nine Seattle floating homes on the market ranging in price from $850,000 to $3,499,000. The median price for the current offerings is $1,795,000 so there is definitely a shortage of the lower to medium end floating homes for sale. In fact the only floating home for sale on Lake Union currently that is under a million dollars is not in an owned slip. All other eight floating homes for sale are in a condo or co-op dock and have secured moorage ownership. Five of the nine floating homes for sale are in Eastlake and on Fairview Ave E. The remaining listings are in Lake Union’s Eastern arm, Portage Bay, which has become a hot commodity in recent years.
Featured Seattle Floating Homes For Sale:
We are full service Seattle floating homes specialists. We can help you navigate the process of purchasing a floating home and help educate you on all the ins and outs of them. We are happy to show you these and others on the market – no matter who they are listed with. We also have our finger on the pulse and know what’s coming on the market. I live and work in this community and I love it. I am a Floating Homes Association board member and give back. Call us and we can show you our favorites: 206-850-8841
2017 Fairview Ave E #N: 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 bath $1,795,000
Step aboard your newly remodeled floating home in Eastlake. Gorgeous kitchen includes granite counter tops, new cabinets, under counter refrigerator, and warm your toes on the heated Travertine floors. Or opt to use your outdoor grill while soaking up the sun and views. In the lower level, a comfortable master bedroom with ample closets, a cozy fireplace, and access to the lake from your deck. Second bedroom plus bonus room. Walk to Serafina, SLU, Essential Bakery, Pete’s Market.
3146 Portage Bay Pl E #G: 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths $1,999,000
Beautifully designed by Prentiss Architecture, this new floating home expands over 1,980 square feet of luxury. Handsome cedar on the exterior and warmth from radiant heat inside. Black honed soapstone kitchen counters compliment custom cherry cabinets with energy efficient stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous Maple hardwood floors unite the open concept floor plan. Loewe windows + nano doors to bring the outdoors in. Category 5 wiring. Seattle waterfront at it’s finest.
2822 Boyer Ave E #2: 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths $2,350,000
Luxury high end 3 BR smart home floating paradise w/ rooftop deck. Automated lighting, Lutron shades, sec cams, 10-zone audio, more w/ touch pad controls throughout house & remote access. Decks on 3 levels. Exotic zebra hrdwd, Pedini Italian cabinets, underlit glass molded cast glass staircase + 6 antique operable brass portholes frm an English luxury liner. Upscale kitchen w/ Bosch and Gagganau + outside Lynx BBQ cooking area. Solar powered boat lift. Parking, Moorage, Low Dues,Great location!
We look forward to hearing from you soon! – Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy July 4th, Seattle! We wish you a happy and safe Fourth Of July and look forward to working with you in the future. Thanks so much for all your support! We appreciate this community so much!
Here is a great shot from our end of the dock Seattle houseboat for sale for $997,000!
You can read more here or call/text us at 206-850-8841 for more info and a private showing so that YOU can be the go to destination for next year’s festivities:
“One-of-a-kind END-OF-DOCK Floating On-Water Residence and slip on Lake Union in Eastlake. Unobstructed views of Seattle, Space Needle and sunsets. Spacious 1,650sf living w/ 3 beds, 2.5 ba, fireplace, skylights, covered patio. Awesome hot tub, bar and grill on the rooftop deck. Summer ready- fully furnished & includes dinghy on electric davit, kayak, 2 bikes. Very low HOA dues and taxes. Great walkscore, walk/bike to Amazon, easy 5/90/520 access. Start planning your July 4 party!”
“If you are interested in getting your own “fifty yard line” seats for Seattle’s magnificent July 4th Fireworks show over Lake Union, then let us show you Seattle houseboats including this one and others! Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm in our business. We appreciate you and wish you the very best happy and safe 4th of July!” – Courtney
Come Home To This Oasis! Newly Redone Seattle Floating Home With Space Needle Views in Eastlake:
Let’s talk about this Seattle floating homes location for a minute and the incredible peaceful yet exciting combination of living surrounded by nature in the middle of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s the perfect place to live after a busy day at work!
Walk or Uber from South Lake Union . Feel your shoulders relax and unwind as you walk down the 2017 dock because just strolling down this dock is a real treat.
This is the southern most dock on Lake Union with wide open views of the lake and city. The 2017 dock is one of three that makes up the famed and well organized Log Foundation. Besides being one of the most well run cooperatively owned dock groups on the lake, this community has also elevated container gardening to an absolute art form. It is truly paradise.
PS – you can also walk to cool places like Serafina, SLU, Essential Bakery, Starbucks, Pete’s Market, and more.
Step aboard your newly remodeled floating home in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood. Gorgeous kitchen includes granite counter tops, new cabinets, under counter refrigerator, and warm your toes on the heated Travertine floors. Or opt to use your outdoor grill while soaking up the sun and Lake Union and city skyline views. In the lower level, a comfortable master bedroom with ample closets, a cozy fireplace, and access to the lake from your deck. Second bedroom plus bonus room. $1,850,000
2017 Fairview Ave E #N
Newly listed and just featured in Curbed Magazine, this home was redone top to bottom and can be yours before Fourth Of July! Call or text Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 or email email@example.com for your private showing or more information.
The last of the 3 Seattle Floating home slips available at Stillwater Landing. All permits are issued and this is ready to build. On beautiful Portage Bay, this home site includes 1 car designated parking in a newly constructed garage with a 50 amp car charger outlet and a 24’ designated boat moorage slip along a newly built finger pier adjacent to the home.
The upper floor living area offers outstanding views of the Montlake Cut, Seattle Yacht Club, UW, and all the water and mountain views of Portage Bay. Plenty of open water and distance between each home. A truly exceptional architectural plan with 3 floors and approx. 2,600 sq ft of living space.
Reach out and let us know if you are interested in this rare opportunity. Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle floating homes sellers – want to get the most return on your asset? We have buyers waiting for Seattle floating homes to come on the market! Since every home is unique, there is always a pool of buyers waiting for exactly the right Seattle floating home to get listed in the MLS. This is how you will get the most amount of money. You want these buyers to look at your property and compete if they love it. Although we obviously recommend listing your home (with us), we are always happy to match one of our buyers with your floating home if you would like a quiet off market sale for one reason or another. We just need a few details. You can email us at email@example.com and we are happy to get you a price range depending on the various details of your home.
Looking for a Seattle floating home to buy? There is literally no inventory on the lake. We know of a few about to come on in the higher range ($2M – 4M) and we know of a 2 bedroom/1.75 bath FSBO (for sale by owner) at $985,000. We also know of some people thinking about selling their floating homes, but there is no inventory on the market currently on Lake Union (including Lake Union’s Portage Bay). We can keep you posted and look out for those off market floating homes and waterfront home deals for you as well.
Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841
We are Seattle Floating Homes Experts and Seattle Waterfront Living advocates. We would be happy to help guide you through the process of buying or selling your floating home in the current jungle of the Seattle real estate market. Things have changed drastically – even in the last six months. We look forward to hearing how we can help you. Please also feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastlake Floating Home For Sale – In City Peaceful Setting
2339 Fairview Ave E
Southwest exposure for this SECOND FROM THE END Eastlake floating homes w/ marvelous open floor plan. Swanky clad exterior siding, IPE decking, sliding walls of glass open up to the outside and gorgeous views all around including city and Space Needle. This is the sought after Three bedroom floating home you have been looking for. Two baths, heated floors, vaulted ceilings, custom staircase, roof top deck, & gorgeous upper master suite. Close to Amazon, Downtown, & more. Boat Moorage, too!
Seattle Houseboats Experts – We are happy to show you this incredible property. Please let us know if you are interested in Seattle floating homes and how we can help you buy or sell one of the best lifestyles in Seattle. We love our job and look forward to helping you! Here are some more pictures of this one – You can see why it is so special… We look forward to hearing from you!
Seattle Houseboats – Seattle Floating Homes With Owned Moorage Only Update
Current Seattle floating homes for sale with owned moorage range in price from $1,800,000 for two floating homes listed – one in Westlake and one in Portage Bay to $2,685,000 just listed in Eastlake. The average days on market for these five Seattle floating homes is 14 days with a range of cumulative days on market of 1 day for Roanoke Reef to just 21 days.
Price range of these Seattle houseboats: $1,800,000 – $2,685,000
Average Days on Market for the 5: 14 days
Lake Union Floating homes neighborhoods available: Eastlake, Westlake, Portage Bay
Average Dollar Per Sq Foot: $1454.04 with a range of $1200/sq ft for our gorgeous Westlake floating home listing to $1757.81 for a floating home in Portage Bay.
Why owned moorage?
Owning your moorage for your houseboat has always been a key component of value and security. Seattle floating homes with owned moorage are more valuable and also a more secure form of ownership so the above numbers are all in reference to floating homes with secure slips – whether on a condo or a co-op organized dock.
Our favorite Seattle floating homes:
We are partial because three of the five of the above Seattle floating homes for sale are represented by us, but they are in fact fabulous so I will talk about them as our favorites anyway. In addition, we have two really great slips in Portage Bay for sale for $950,000 ready for you to build your dream home – dream new construction floating home that is! We have a cool one for sale in each Lake Union neighborhood!
Westlake: 2420 Westlake Ave N #13 – deep water moorage for a 32 foot boat here! This is a 2 bedroom 1.75 bath 1500 square foot floating home with big views and excellent Seattle waterfront living. $1,800,000
Eastlake: 2339 Fairview Ave E #O – tie your boat up here, too! Coveted and hard to find three bedroom floating home on well managed Tenas Chuck dock. Three bedroom, 1.5 baths 1350 square feet, Beautiful views including sought after Space Needle, and more – second from the end of the dock! $2,250,000
Portage Bay: 3146 Portage Bay Pl E #J – New construction and condo ownership with parking! Three bedroom floating home with 2.5 baths. Come experience the peaceful serenity of life on Lake Union’s eastern most boundary, Portage Bay which was featured as the geographic location of choice on the recent 2016 Seattle Floating Homes Association Tour. $1,998,000
Please let us know if you have questions or are curious about how much your Seattle floating home is worth. We are happy to help you buy or sell your home.
Call/Text Courtney Cooper for more info /206-850-8841 email@example.com
Two Seattle Floating Homes For Sale are open this weekend! Mark your calendars to come see two spectacular Seattle floating homes. For directions or details please call or text us. We can also tour you privately if you want to see it sooner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 2339 Fairview Ave E #O
When: 1-4 PM
Rare three bedroom Seattle floating home in Seattle’s sought after Eastlake neighborhood! Second from end of the dock with room for your boat! This beauty was largely redone in 2010 and has captivating views of all the action on Lake Union. Large picture windows and thoughtful details make this the picture perfect home and a perfect spot afloat to enjoy the iconic Seattle houseboats lifestyle.
Dreaming of living on the water just got real. True attention is in the harmonious details and contrast of natural southwest exposure filling a marvelous open floor plan. Three bdrms, two baths w/ heated floors accompanies the vaulted ceilings. Exquisite custom staircase to the roof top deck and en suite. Swanky clad exterior siding showcases a NW Contemporary twist coupled with custom hot dip galvanized steel cables & IPE decking. Water, sun, moorage, views – let the vacation continue! $2,250,000
Where: 3146 Portage Bay Pl E #J
When: 1-4 PM
Seattle new construction floating homes? Yes! This one is in Portage Bay and is sleek and modern and offers extreme views and a ton of outdoor space!
Be the first to own a new construction Seattle floating home on a great condo owned dock. This beautiful custom designed home by Prentiss+Balance+Wickline marvels in walnut hardwood floors throughout the 1580 square feet of luxury. Four decks to entertain or soak up the sun. The reverse floor plan maximizes views and light in a 360 fashion. A chef’s kitchen makes it fun to entertain and cook. Timeless Ceasarstone counter tops & custom cabinetry. Spectacular roof top deck for more outdoor space. $1.995,000
We are excited to hear about your Seattle houseboats needs and happy to show you these and the other floating homes on the lake. Again, for directions or additional details on these or other homes for sale please call or text us. We can also tour you privately if you want to see it sooner: 206-850-8841 or email@example.com – Courtney Cooper
Life Afloat In Seattle in the Gorgeous Enclave of Westlake
This is the life! Welcome home to 2420 Westlake Ave N #13!
Looking at Seattle houseboats on Lake Union? Here is our new Westlake floating home listing. It’s a large two bed/two bath home with expansive views. Deep water and can tie up about a 32′ boat.
Let me know if you’d like to see it. We will be there this weekend for open houses both Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm and I will be in Eastlake. Westlake floating homes are few and far between as anyone who has been on the hunt for one knows. There aren’t as many Seattle floating homes in Westlake and they are highly coveted on Lake Union.
Marketing Remarks from the listing of this floating home…
Front and center on Lake Union! This stand out home is the epitome of Pacific NW comfort and design. Warm interior wood, open floor plan, custom built ins everywhere, large kitchen island for those social gatherings. Hints of style everywhere you look. Fabulous walk in pantry, and durable paperstone countertops. Storage galore inside and out. Two large custom decks with massive unobstructed views of Gas Works Park, 4th of July fireworks & more! Tie up your boat along side and have some fun!
Features of this home
Bath Off Master, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane Storm Windows, French Doors, Skylights
Property Description Deck, Dock, Moorage
Waterfront Lake, No Bank
View Lake, Territorial
Lot Size 0.00 Acre (1 SqFt)
Fireplaces 1 Fireplace
Heating/Cooling Forced Air
Roof Cedar Shake Roof, Composition Roof, Flat Roof
Flooring Hardwood Floor
Call/Text Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 for your own private showing or email us: houseboats@CooperJacobs.com. We are happy to help you buy or sell your Seattle floating home.
Afloat In Seattle In This Harmonious Eastlake Charmer
Welcome home to 2339 Fairview Ave E #O on the Historical and Sought after Tenas Chuck Dock in Eastlake
Looking at Seattle houseboats on Lake Union? Here is our new Eastlake floating home listing on Tenas Chuck with views of the Space Needle and all around Lake Union. It’s a beautiful and spacious three bedroom and two bath floating home with great decks and a wonderful space that you can tie up your boat!
We will have it open this weekend and you have to see it to believe it!
Dreaming of living on the water just got real. True attention is in the harmonious details and contrast of natural southwest exposure filling a marvelous open floor plan. Three bdrms, two baths w/ heated floors accompanies the vaulted ceilings. Exquisite custom staircase to the roof top deck and en suite. Swanky clad exterior siding showcases a NW Contemporary twist coupled with custom hot dip galvanized steel cables & IPE decking. Water, sun, moorage, views – let the vacation continue!
Bath Off Master, Double Pane Storm Windows, French Doors, Vaulted Ceilings
Welcome home to the condominium owned dock at Portage Bay Place – 3146 Portage Bay Pl E #J is a beautiful new construction Seattle floating home on a condo owned dock. Seattle Houseboats Living on Lake Union’s Portage Bay. Portage Bay is Lake Union’s east arm and connects Lake Union to Lake Washington’s Union Bay. It’s an interesting location because it offers both a peaceful setting and also a great spot to watch the boat parade on their way back and forth between the two lakes. Seaplanes take off here, too!
Check the things off your list:
almost 1600 square feet
roof top deck
Be the first to own a new construction floating home on a great condo owned dock. This beautiful custom designed home by Prentiss+Balance+Wickline marvels in walnut hardwood floors throughout the 1580 square feet of luxury.
Four decks to entertain or soak up the sun. The reverse floor plan maximizes views and light in a 360 fashion. A chef’s kitchen makes it fun to entertain and cook. Timeless Ceasarstone counter tops & custom cabinetry. Spectacular roof top deck for more outdoor space.
Large Spaces in this Seattle floating homes for sale –
This 2 bedroom 1269 square foot Seattle floating home built in 1920 has 1.75 baths and checks all the boxes you have been looking for plus it comes in well under a million dollars which is difficult to find these days. Looking for an affordable Seattle waterfront living situation in city with parking? Seattle houseboats are a great option and this is the spot! And what an amazing spot it is anyway – gorgeous lapping water on the shores of peaceful Portage Bay, but also really close to all you need to be close to – easy walk around Northern Capitol Hill, Eastlake, University District and more or do the Portage Bay Loop which is comparable to walking around Green Lake, but has even more interesting things to see.
As far as the list of must haves for Seattle houseboats, this beautiful floating home at 3146 Portage Bay Pl E checks all the boxes:
secure condo moorage
moorage for your boat
sturdy home with well maintained float
This classic condo owned floating home in Peaceful Portage Bay is an amazing opportunity to create your own vision.
Gardens welcome you to the front door and a large vaulted entry creates an abundant of light and texture as you enter. Fantastic french
doors spill out to a large deck so you can hop into your boat and cruise around the lake or hang out with friends and fire up the grill! Enjoy upper level en-suite with a deck. This home includes one deeded parking space and a storage unit on site. $785,000
Please let us know if you are interested in seeing this fabulous Seattle floating home for sale!
email: firstname.lastname@example.org call/text 206-850-8841 Courtney Cooper
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
Built in 1960
Call/Text 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 is an extremely special Seattle floating homes community in Lake Union. Every corner of this Westlake floating home is thoughtful and well designed. Westlake floating homes rarely become available for sale and this one is a jewel in Lake Union. Located right on the Cheshiahud Loop with a quick commute to Downtown Seattle or South Lake Union, this is an ideal place to call home and truly live the most amazing Seattle waterfront lifestyle available.
Marketing Remarks From the MLS listing for this Seattle Floating Home:
2420 Westlake Ave N #12 Near the end of this private dock sits an amazing floating home built to perfection. The aged steel and cedar siding accentuates its rugged exterior; while inside the heated radiant concrete floors give way to warm teak casework and dancing walls of natural light. Enjoy cooking in your top of the line kitchen including gas cooktop and sleek eat-in kitchen island. For those entertainers, head on up to the massive rooftop deck and gas fire pit to admire the forever changing views of Lake Union. $2,250,000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Houseboats: The Current July 2016 Lake Union Floating Homes Real Estate Market Update
There are just fourSeattle floating homes for sale currently – two are Eastlake floating homes (one on the Log Foundation dock and one on Wards Cove) and two of the Portage Bay floating homes including one on the sought after Shelby Dock (THREE recent sales there!) and an end of dock beauty on the Boyer On The Bay dock. Lots going on in the Seattle Houseboats world for sales pending and closings as a result! Current prices for the available Seattle floating homes start at $675,000 and go to $3,200,000 for the luxury beauty on the state of the art Wards Cove dock.
Seattle Floating Homes Pending in Escrow: There are three pending Seattle floating homes for sale – all in Eastlake – including our cool Tenas Chuck listing and one we sold on The Lake Union dock (price range of these is $650,000 to $959,000). There is a cutie Portage Bay floating home that is Pending Inspection at a list price of $475,000.
Sales Sales Sales
SIX Seattle floating homes have closed in escrow in the last couple of months!
1213 E Shelby St #7 1 bedroom 1 bath built in 1997 was listed for $725,000 , dropped their price to $695,000 and then had a final sales price of $675,000 (97.12% of list price). It closed 7/6/2016.
1213 E Shelby St #12 1 bedroom 1 bath 840 square feet built in 1995 sold on 6/30/2016 after 37 days on the market. It was listed for $798,000 and sold for $725,000 (90.85% of list).
2019 Fairview Ave E #N 2 bedroom 1 bath built in 1976 and affectionately known as the Hobbit house sold on 6/20/16 for $770,000 which was 98.09% of it’s $785,000 list price after 68 days on the market.
2219 Fairview Ave E #2 2 bedroom 1.5 bath built in 1974 listed for $950,000 and sold for full asking price after 80 days on the market.
2339 Fairview Ave E #N This was an amazing sale. 1 bedroom 1 bath 1367 square feet was listed for $1,795,000 and sold after 6 days on the market for $2,000,000 (111.42% of list price!!!). That is $1,463.06/ sq ft and it isn’t an end of dock home!
1213 E Shelby St #6 – We sold it! Listed for $700,000 and closed this last Friday for full price. 1 bedroom 1 bath 777 square feet with beautiful scenic views. This historic 1930 home is about to get a beautiful makeover and we are thrilled.
Seattle Floating Homes Tour 2016
Gearing UP – We are gearing up for the biannual Seattle Floating homes Tour. We volunteer our time and money to this incredible community cause. We live and work here and this is extremely important to us! Tickets go on sale soon! Please let us know if you are interested in:
Learning more about this iconic Seattle waterfront lifestyle
Need to learn how to buy or sell your Seattle floating home
Are interested in getting a price range for your home
Want to see all Seattle floating homes listings
We look forward to hearing from you! Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 email@example.com
Seattle Houseboats for Sale: 2331 Fairview Ave E, Slip X
Seattle Floating Home Just Listed and available for the first time in 20 years!
Looking at Lake Union and Seattle houseboats? Living on Lake Union is one of the most amazing Seattle lifestyles!
It is interesting because usually when we hear about a Seattle floating home that hasn’t been on the market for two decades, we wince a little and wonder what kind of project we may be walking into. Seattle houseboats can be quite dilapidated at times and there are many older ones which have much deferred maintenance. That is absolutely not the case with this Seattle floating home located at 2331 Fairview Ave E in Slip X. It is simply stunning and makes me want to sit down and have a glass of wine and chat with the neighbors on a warm sunny day with the water lapping at my toes.
The pictures tell a beautiful story of a love affair with a home which is quite obvious at first glance, but look further at the details which have gone into this home over the years and it is difficult to not be impressed. From the exterior being painted in the last five years to the stringers being replaced as needed, inside and out there are upgrades and detailed maintenance tasks like none we have seen before. From the gas lines and new electrical and windows to the raised ceiling, vaulted ceilings, and sunny skylights, this home is comfortable for modern living. The kitchen is upscale with both an eating bar and a dining room with French doors out to the deck. There are the seldom found in a floating home luxuries of gas cooking, a gas fireplace, and on-demand hot water, plus additional practical bigger ticket items like a new roof in 2010. Two bedrooms, a bath, and lots of character await you here with an asking price of only $650,000.
Here are the MLS listing remarks for our brand new Seattle floating homes listing on Lake Union:
Picture yourself living a fabulous Lake Union waterfront lifestyle in this beautiful Seattle floating home. Well maintained and remodeled, this south facing home has a sunny disposition and is the perfect place to let the summer in. Gorgeous kitchen with upscale appliances has eating bar and dining room with warm wood floors and French doors that open up to your own private deck retreat. Listen to the seaplanes while you sip coffee or take your kayak or SUP out for a jaunt on the lake without the heavy lifting.
It’s a great place and you won’t be disappointed. Please let us know if you are interested in Seattle houseboats for sale. We are happy to help!
Seattle Floating Homes Market Update – Catching Up With Lake Union Houseboats, The Shelby Dock, and Recent Sales
There has been some activity in the Seattle real estate market afloat. There Are FOUR ACTIVE Seattle Floating Homes For Sale Currently ranging in price from $725,000 to $799,000. They are located on The Shelby Dock in Portage Bay and The Log Foundation Dock in Eastlake.
Seattle floating homes for sale are few and far between and each one is somewhat different or greatly different. You really need to know what your must haves and would be nice to have list is before you begin looking. Then, be prepared to adjust that list further, because chances are that your list won’t match anything out there. To begin with there are only around 500 of these Seattle floating homes. They come in many different variations, but it is rare to find one that truly checks all of the boxes so compromise is common. There are four Seattle floating homes for sale right now in the MLS. In addition to these, we know of at least four more that are interested in selling or will be on the market soon. We won’t talk about these in this article, but please feel free to reach out if you are interested in hiring us to represent you so that you have true access to EXACTLY what is going on in the market.
Private Sales, FSBO, Bring Your Buyers To Us????
NOT. If you want the most money for your property in the least amount of time, LIST IT.There has been a trend for Seattle houseboats sellers to want to pick our brains and learn about the market and try to sell the home off market on their own. This does a huge disservice to YOU and to your return on investment, FYI. The open Seattle real estate market is the only way to get the most money for what might be your biggest investment. We can usually get you more than enough extra in sales numbers to warrant the additional expense of having your floating home sale handled by an actual seasoned veteran who knows everything about Seattle floating homes. We have all the resources at our finger tips, have worked years to have the relationships that you will find vital, and we are Seattle Houseboats Experts.
A Note On The Shelby Dock in Portage Bay…
The Shelby Dock is located at 1213 E Shelby Street in Portage Bay. It offers easy access to University of Washington and Downtown Seattle and is home to many adorable Seattle floating homes. So why are three of the four Seattle floating homes for sale located on the Shelby Dock (The Seattle floating homes for sale on the Shelby Dock that are active currently range in price from $725,000 to $799,000)? There are a number of reasons why homeowners buy and sell at any given time. Consider yourself lucky that there are so many choices at this time, PLUS the dock is being replaced and will be an unbelievable asset to future living there. We are excited to see the progress and look forward to showing you any of these special homes. As one of the lucky homeowners on The Shelby Dock put it, “those interested in living in one of the quieter floating homes neighborhoods have a rare opportunity to choose from a variety of floating home styles and sizes on this well organized floating homes dock”.
What Else Is Going On With Seattle Floating Homes?
There is a CONTINGENT Seattle floating home listed at $950,000 and a Pending Inspection floating home listed in at $735,000 – Both in Eastlake. Contingent means that they are under contract, but that it is contingent on them selling their current home. There is some seller financing available on at least one of the actives. Reach out to us and let us know how we can help:
Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 Courtney@CooperJacobs.com
Located in Eastlake’s enclave of Seattle floating homes, this mid-dock light and bright Lake Union beauty is completely remodeled with an open floor plan featuring 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, bamboo floors & new kitchen! Enjoy cozy extras like heated bathroom floor, new electrical, plumbing, windows & insulation.
Enhanced further only by the timeless willow tree that also resides here in harmony, this floating home has a great relationship with Lake Union and is the perfect place to write your novel or relax and get some much needed water therapy. $735,000
1 bath (with heated floors!)
832 square feet
All New Remodeled
Boat Moorage with dock permission
Live The Lake Union Dream In Eastlake
This charming Eastlake floating home has upscale character and open living with beautiful vaulted ceilings and lots of room for storage. The surfaces are desirable and you will be delighted at every turn. IN addition,, it has one of the largest back decks that we have seen in a while. It’s a perfect place to launch your SUP or kayak! Imagine not having to lug it down to the lake every time you want to use it! Imagine friends on Fourth Of July! This is the dream. Taxes on the home are only $1042 a year and dues are $371 a month. Enjoy living close to Downtown Seattle, Amazon, and more, but still in the peaceful serenity of nature on Lake Union.
If you want to learn more about living on Seattle houseboats and why you should buy one now, then please check out our list about the 29 reasons you want to live on a Seattle Houseboat now. Number 4 is a big one: “Alternative In City Living/Location: Want to be close to it all, but not live in a condo or a townhome or a stand alone house? A Seattle floating home offers the best of all worlds and also is highly oriented to the water so it is a perfect alternative lifestyle in Seattle – and desirable as well.”
Want to Learn More About This beautiful home and Seattle Floating Homes?
Please let us know if you would like to see this beauty or other Seattle Houseboats (although we think this one is AWESOME). We know Seattle floating homes and it has a ton of attention on it currently. 2207 Fairview Ave E won’t last long! Call/Text/Email Seattle Waterfront Homes Specialists and Seattle Houseboats Experts:
Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 Courtney@CooperJacobs.com
We are happy to tell you about Seattle floating homes and the Lake Union lifestyle. We are excited to show you this Seattle Waterfront Living experience!