There can be many reasons for choosing to live on Lake Union, but Seattle floating homes living comes in many styles and price points. I am talking about Seattle floating homes, not Seattle houseboats in this article. We used to call them all Seattle houseboats, but a few people on the lake decided that they wanted to make it very confusing so now we have Seattle houseboats (or the ones with the FOWR plaques),Seattle floating homes, and barges. Either way, no matter what type of Lake Union lifestyle you choose, you will be living your best life because there is nothing like living on that lake. Being in the middle of the city, but also surrounded by nature is truly the best.
Seattle floating homes living in particular for me is the best – I love the fact that I am floating on water. but also as a water baby at heart, the proximity to all the things I want to do is highly optimized. Living on one of the 520 Seattle floating homes means that I can jump in the lake whenever I want. I love boating and living on Portage Bay means that I can head off to Lake Union or Lake Washington in a breeze. Docking up to one of the many waterfront restaurants is one of the true luxuries in life that the lake affords you that – especially if you can find a floating home with a boat slip. We know of a few so let us know how big your boat is!
We are Seattle Afloat. Molly and I are your absolute source for the lake as Seattle floatinghome experts. We are happy to share this lifestyle with you! It is truly like nothing else and no one has more stories than us. We have a combined 30 years on the lake and are highly networked in. I love living in a Seattle floating home and we love working and playing on them. Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 / Molly Cartwright 206-841-6800
This incredible new construction home is a Portage Bay water oasis. It was built recently with all state of the art systems and flotation. It’s extremely rare to find a Portage Bay newer construction floating home that has views and is surrounded by water on three sides. It’s even harder to find a newer floating home that checks all the boxes including rooftop, boat slip, garage parking, and a basement. Yes, you read that correctly. It has a basement. And a garage!
Loaded with upgrades that you will only see in the most stately of homes on land or water, this Portage Bay new construction home is a luxury stunner. The bedrooms are on the water level so that you can lull yourself to sleep with the lapping water. There is great deck access at this level to access your boat or take in a dip in the hot tub after a trip out in the kayak or SUP. The main bedroom closet and bathroom suite will blow you away with high end finishes and enough room for all your shoes and clothing.
This was one of the last three Portage Bay new construction floating homes to have a basement area. The basement offers a flexible amount of peaceful underwater and quiet space. If you have ever wanted a large theatre room with perfect acoustics then this might be the place. As it currently sits, there is a large family/rec room, large craft/storage room for all your gear, laundry and half bath, plus a cool organization system at the base of the stairs. There is a hatch at this level as well for coming up to the deck directly.
Let’s go back up the stairs of this Portage Bay masterpiece! Upstairs, the modern but comfortable floor plan is incredible with open air living right out to the water facing deck. The gleaming kitchen is a cook’s dream with upscale appliances and views of the lake all around. Enjoy meals in the large dining area or warm up in the living room with sleek fireplace. There’s another casual sitting area on the other side of the kitchen that is a little more private with a half bath on this level off of that area.
If you happen to be extremely popular and have more guests than this large level will allow, then have them go up the wide staircase to the expansive roof top deck. This rooftop is the largest we have seen and has space for dining, lounging, playing, plus a cool firepit.
Except for the basement which offers peace and solitude, the views are incredible from every other level of this Portage Bay new construction home in different ways. At the water level and upstairs you will be drenched in reflective light off of the water. The water level views are of the surrounding smaller parts of the bay and largely south facing. In addition, you can see out to the main part of the bay through the channel. Upstairs, you can see the same views from higher up plus larger main Portage Bay views. You will feel like you are on top of the world as this Portage Bay new construction home was built to take in the views all around and in all directions. Bridge to bridge, you will be mesmerized by the Seattle Yacht Club sailing lessons, or just watching the constant boat parade from the two neighboring yacht clubs.
Location wise, you are in the Gold Coast portion of Portage Bay, considered to be by far the best by many as it offers the very best in commuting by car and boat. It is a quiet little walkable neighborhood and nestled in between 520 and I-5 by car and Lake Washington and the rest of Lake Union by boat. If you are an avid boater then your access to both Lake Washington and the canal and Puget Sound beyond the Ballard Locks is optimized. Portage Bay is just across the water from the University of Washington and not far from University Village. The neighborhood has a couple little shops, but mainly the locals love Little Lago. This is an oasis in itself and offers the very best in quick grocery items as well as espresso, a gelato bar, fresh bakery items including quite possibly the world’s best chocolate chip cookies in three packs, and a small menu with a big punch. You can order breakfast, artisan hand made sandwiches, creative salads, and wood fired pizza which gently spreads its sweet sent through out the neighborhood.
This is one of those Seattle floating homes that won’t change hands again and will end up being a sought after legacy home. It has room for all your toys and your entire lifestyle with no compromises. It’s the perfect in city retreat or full time residence and offers the very best in Seattle waterfront homes living. $3,850,000
Please feel free to call for more info on this Portage Bay new construction floating home. I am happy to give you a private tour, too, and tell you why I love living on a floating home in Portage Bay. – Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841 Molly Cartwright and I are the Seattle’s floating home experts and happy to help you buy or sell your floating home or just talk about the current market. We appreciate you.
Seattle floating homes in Portage Bay have been well sought after in recent years. Here is one that hasn’t changed hands for forty years! Its adorable, too! Ready for its legacy to be passed on to its next occupant, this sweet floating home is the princess of houseboats! From the moment you step down Shelby Street in Portage Bay, you may have the same feeling that most residents here have – one of your shoulders relaxing and the entire day melting away. Many times, I have heard of this account and experience it myself on a regular basis. This truly is peaceful Portage Bay, but that doesn’t mean that nothing is happening here! This home has an incredible channel view to the full boat parade! If that’s not enough jump into your kayak or paddle out on your SUP.
One bedroom with large walk in closet and super cool historical Jalousie windows, stacking washer and dryer and all fir floors throughout. This is a gem and has a large covered wrap around deck complete with haint paint in the eves. Enjoy your fun neighbors and the private coveted lush garden on the shores of this cooperatively owned moorage’s property. In addiiton, it comes with on shore storage at no additional charge. The monthly dues cover all your utilities except for electricity and cable.internet, and the home is equipped with a super efficiient newer pellet stove.
Enjoy living on the banks of Portage Bay in this incredible part of town. So close to Little Lago, that the lovely smalls of their wood fired pizza and hand made espresso drinks billow through the air when the gentle breezes go by. Located on the Portage Bay Loop, this is a great spot to jump on the 3.2 mile loop around the bay which is the eastern arm of Lake Union. Paddle to Ivar’s for some fish and chips or go through the Montlake Cut and check out the waterways of the Arboretum and Foster Island. There is no shortage of adventure and peace here! $765,000 call/text Molly or Courtney to see it 206-841-6800/206-850-8841 [email protected]You can also see it here: 1213 E Shelby St #11
Some of the details of this Portage Bay floating home:
735 square feet
1 bath (includes a tub!)
sunny eat in kitchen
owned moorage for home
room to tie up your kayaks
on shore storage
private community garden
Regarding any statistical info from the NWMLS: Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
We are deep into the 2019 holiday season now and Molly and I are so thankful for the fabulous year that we have had. We love this community so much and appreciate that you think of us first when it comes to buying or selling your Seattle floating home. We look forward to 2020 and serving the Seattle floating homes community well into the future.
Let’s catch up on the Seattle floating homes market over the last couple of months! There are five floating homes for sale in Seattle currently. They range in price from $550,000 for a two bedroom with a long term lease in Portage Bay to $3,200,000 for a brand new construction luxury floating home with a basement in Portage Bay. Three of these Seattle floating homes are in Portage Bay, one is in Fremont, and one is in Eastlake. The average list price is $1,710,000 and the average dollar per square foot is $1061.82 with a range from $672.37 to $1,315.79.
Looking at closed sales in the last sixty days, there have been four Seattle floating homes for sale that have sold through the MLS that range in price from $500,000 to $2,700,000 with a median sales price of $882,500 and an average days on market of 54 days. Three of these were in Portage Bay and one was in Westlake. The average sales price to list price for these floating homes was 95.67%. Molly and I sold three out of four of these! We definitely know the market and are happy to help you if you want an evaluation. We have specialized in Seattle Houseboats for over a decade and can offer you a wealth of experience and knowledge. Living in, working in, and giving back to this community is what we do. We also have a FOWR Seattle houseboats specialist on our team now to serve the many Seattle houseboats that are not floating homes. Reach out and we can introduce you to one of our houseboats agents Susan so you can learn about this special segment of the Seattle houseboats lake market, too. There’s lots of real estate on the lake in Seattle and we are here to help you with all of it.
Want more information? We at Seattle Afloat are Seattle Houseboats Experts and the only team working on the lake today that has been successfully representing clients together for almost two decades. Regarding any statistical info from the NWMLS: Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
There are not that many end of dock Seattle floating homes. A small fraction of the 517 Lake Union floating homes are in end of dock slip locations. If you are longing for a daily boat parade and beautiful open water, then pay attention! call/text 206-850-8841 for more info or a private showing.
Portage Bay is Lake Union’s Eastern arm, but also a charming neighborhood in North Capitol Hill. It is a unique residential pocket that despite being cut off like an island from the rest of Capitol Hill and Eastlake by two freeways, it offers a quiet and peaceful serenity like no other. Floating homes here are colorful and range from derelict to upper crust and the adjoining upland neighborhood is full of the most charm you can possibly fit in one corner of Seattle and anchored by the acclaimed neighborhood hot spot Little Lago.
By boat, you can travel to Ivar’s, the main portion of Lake Union, the Ballard Locks, the Puget Sound, Islands, and more or go the other direction through the Montlake Cut and head into Lake Washington for open water sports and an annual visit from the Blue Angels. By car or bike, you are close to everything.
The Dock Community
Situated at the base of Shelby Street, the Shelby Dock recently went through an entire dock rebuild and upgrade. It is state of the art and all systems have been upgraded and most importantly moved UNDER the dock (no hanging power lines). This was a large undertaking that took a lot of time and money and the result is stunning. The Shelby dock has three loading zone parking spaces for deliveries, temporary parking, and other short term uses. There is an on land cottage that is shared by all 19 floating homes on the dock which includes communal space and also individual locking storage units for members of the dock. The Shelby Dock also has an incredible private garden at the head of the dock and two community boat moorage spaces which are available on a first come first serve basis.
One bedroom open floor plan floating home has large grandfathered in floating waterside “yard”! Lots of really cool wood details in the home. Lots of windows and large views, great breezes on a warm day as you gently rock. It can be remodeled or replaced with same float size. $1,500,000
We are Seattle floating homes experts and we are here to answer all your questions. This dock is for floating homes and not other kinds of Seattle houseboats.
Seattle Floating Homes Market: Welcome Home To The Log Foundation
Looking for Seattle houseboats living? The Log Foundation’s Seattle floating home at 2025 Fairview Ave E #Q, thoughtfully designed by local architect, this waterfront living dream has huge upwards investment potential. Come aboard this very special Eastlake floating home to enjoy a slice of nature and art.
Light, bright and a beautiful upscale kitchen with more than ample storage. A cleverly designed built in kitchen table to maximize space. Two bay windows to relax and day dream in the living room. Master en suite on upper level with flexible room for office or upper den. My favorite part of this is the wide open channel views out of the bedroom corner.
Enjoy your private south facing balcony to soak up the west facing sun. A few more steps up to enjoy the amazing roof top views. Moor your boat or water toys. Wonderful neighbors & great co-op dock! Low dues! $750,000
Call or text us to see it as it won’t last long at this price. Want to look at a property that actually pencils out as an investment? Let us know and we will show you how the numbers work on this one and others.
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:
Molly Cartwright and I 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 Molly or me and we can show you our favorites: 206-841-6800.
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 [email protected]
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!
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 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 protected]. 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.
Welcome To A Rare Portage Bay Floating Homes Opportunity On The Shelby Dock!
Live Life Afloat In Seattle™ Coveted Portage Bay Floating Homes: This Seattle floating home is located on the coveted Shelby Dock in Portage Bay and has not changed hands in nearly four decades. Rarely do you get the opportunity to live in such a magical place, but one has presented itself in this beautifully and lovingly renovated floating home towards the end of the dock. Seattle Houseboats are a spectacular Seattle Waterfront Living Opportunity always, but this particular one truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are so excited to bring it to the Seattle floating homes market and look forward to showing it to you! There will be no open houses – only exclusive showings so call or text Seattle Floating Homes Expert Realtor Molly Cartwright for a private showing or more information. 206-841-6800. You can also email us at [email protected]
Here are the MLS remarks for this Portage Bay Floating Home:
Life on the shores of Portage Bay is a unique lifestyle like no other. Enjoy a comfortable 2 bedroom, 2 bath floating home with over 1200 square feet of lake living. Views of the lapping water as you sip your morning coffee before launching your SUP or kayak. Gleaming hardwoods on the main and a charming updated bathroom plus guest room. Lots of room for all your toys & fabulous entertaining home.Large master suite including private office, covered deck, & bonus room upstairs. Own your moorage! $945,000 and won’t last. 1213 E Shelby St #13
Call/Text Molly Cartwright for more info or for your own private showing. There will be no open houses, so please call for an appointment. 206-841-6800
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, Molly and I 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. Molly and I 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. Molly and I 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:
There are four Seattle floating homes pending in the NWMLS right now. These range in price from $395,000 for a Portage Bay floating home to $1,298,000 for another Portage bay houseboat. There is one of each in Westlake and Eastlake pending as well. They range in bedroom count from 1 to 3 bedrooms and have other individual perks as well. For instance, our Westlake Floating home for sale is part of a co-op that purchased a money making marina to pay for costs of the dock. It is currently pending. Each one of these homes is so different and that is why when you are looking at Seattle houseboats it is really important to talk to someone who has the experience needed to help you navigate the waters of lake Union and Seattle Houseboat Living ℠.
Closed Transactions on Lake Union: Seattle Houseboats SOLD – at least EIGHT IN SIXTY DAYS.
There were at least two other Floating On-Water Residences as well, but let’s look at the Seattle floating homes segment of Seattle houseboats for sale. There were six Seattle floating homes that closed in escrow in the NWMLS in the last sixty days. They ranged in list price from $499,000 to $2,595,000 and range in sales price3 from $465,000 to $2,475,000 with an average sales price to list price ratio of 98.03%.
You can see the full NWMLS sheets and comparisons here:
Average days on market was 26 days for these. They were all around Lake Union in Eastlake, Westlake, and Portage Bay. The Lake Union Dock had a couple change hands. Fairview Landing also had one sell. We specialize in floating homes and waterfront homes, so happily we were involved in a third of these home sales. Molly and I sold a great one at 2466 Westlake Ave N for $1,350,000 (on the market for just 7 days) and we listed the beautiful white floating home at 2031 Fairview Ave E for $975,000 (it sold in 5 days for $971,000). It is difficult to judge these unique Seattle waterfront homes by dollar per square foot. The range of dollar per square foot pricing is as unique as each of these homes – ranging from $525.42 to $1225.85. The median price was $1,160,000. For Seattle houseboats, it really is about your unique needs. Please let us know what you are looking for in a new Lake Union home.
Here are some of the most common things that we get asked about with Seattle Houseboats:
Dock Position (End of dock moorage is always the most desirable and the most expensive)
Form of Ownership (Co-op, Condo, Fee Simple, Leased)
Seattle Houseboat Living: Own Fee Simple On Lake Union
UPDATE: (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.
There is no better place in greater Seattle to enjoy the festivities of the 4th of July than Lake Union. I first discovered this about 15 years ago on the bow of a boat in Westlake snuggled up to my college boyfriend (thanks Pete) at the time. It was raining of course and it did not matter. The fireworks over Lake Union are nothing short of magical and each year it still surprises me how beautiful they are. It is never the same experience and I never tire of it.
Seattle is a jaw dropping fantastic place to live and work – anyone can find something special in this city. Lake Union special and Lake Union homes are special, so here are the latest on Seattle houseboats – both in Lake Union and Portage Bay.
Seattle houseboats for sale: Lots going on out there – both in the MLS and not in the MLS. I know of at least four Seattle floating homes that are not listed but are available or will be available soon and two of them are at the ends of the docks. End of dock moorage is always something people are interested in so it is fun to track how fast they sell. Let us know if you are interested in any off market Seattle houseboat opportunities so we can either get you in there or keep you posted as to their availability.
In looking at Seattle houseboats in the MLS (including floating homes, vessels, and barges) there are currently 19 opportunities*** to live life afloat on Lake Union or Portage Bay plus a handful of Lake Union slips available for new houseboat moorage. “Houseboats” is a general term and refers to all three types of homes that happen to be on the water. Seattle floating homes are the houseboats I generally refer to in most of the posts I write on SeattleAfloat and elsewhere.
So here are details on the current market regarding the Seattle floating homes for sale in the MLS right now:
Westlake & Northlake Houseboats – there are 4 Westlake houseboats in the NWMLS for sale right now ranging from $325,000 for a historic Seattle houseboat to $975,000 for a new beauty near the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. In between those ranges, there is a great Westlake floating home on a wide channel with good views into Lake Union and opportunity for boat moorage for only $489,000. In Fremont there is a great dock: Lee’s Mooring and a beautiful floating home for sale on that one for $799,950.
Portage Bay Houseboats – Two floating homes there for sale in the MLS priced at $645,000 and $739,000 (E Shelby St & E Hamlin St).
Eastlake Houseboats: One of the Roanoke Reef houseboats on the front row is for sale- gorgeous views and nice spacious home $1,720,000, There are 4 other opportunities to live on Lake Union along Fairview in an existing houseboat. They range from $575,000 to $749,000 for the four Seattle floating homes for sale***. A really great one is this charming and beautiful Eastlake houseboat for sale on the Willow Dock – it has hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, wrap around deck, moorage for two boats, and lovely radiant heated slate floors in the bath. It is a really great buy on Lake Union at $625,000.
Lake Union Moorage Slips: If you are interested in building or having built a brand new construction houseboat, then look to Ward’s Cove which is one of last brand new Lake Union Moorage slips for sale. There are four in the MLS ranging from $675,000 to $930,000 for the slips on a state of the art dock.
Email us if you want to see any of these or have questions about Seattle floating homes in general. [email protected] Have a safe holiday!
***7/3/2010 Later day update: New Seattle houseboat listing popped up in the MLS – there is now another Fairview houseboat listed – a one bedroom on one of the Log Foundation co-op docks for $495,000***