You've worked hard enough to take some time to watch the fireworks from Gas Works. But watching from the park is too much of a hassle with finding room around the droppings, negotiating for a place to spread your blanket, having the deal with porta-potties, and then dragging yourself through traffic. Or. You could buy a houseboat on the lake, just east of the park. There's a 1988, 2 story with 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath with an asking price of $475,000. That's only a bit above Seattle's median price, and you get front row seats to the skyline and the show. Through the rest of the year you get a rather Scandinavian modern house with the tasteful simplicity that implies. Some nautical design stepped in with built-ins, under seat storage, and a concession to space that puts the laundry in a bedroom. Living in 900 square feet means using space efficiently. After you settle in, and possibly downsize and declutter, you'll probably just spend a lot of time looking out the window, watching the boats and the city - and every few months having one of the best seats for the fireworks.