Just to be clear, floating homes existed before Sleepless in Seattle. Movies kickoff trends, but here's a floating home built from before color movies. A 1930 house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath is for sale at $697,000. At least, that's what it is now. It would be interesting to find out if it was 1,300 square feet at the start, or was something much smaller built up. There are archways and arched ceilings that suggest a shipwright's work, rather than a house that landed on floats instead of dirt. It has the kind of character that it lived into rather than was designed to emulate. Skip the modern grandiosity of several floors and industrial aesthetic. Stick to the basics, living on the water, no lawn to worry about, in close to the city, and in this case - an iconic, or at least historic, way of living that probably won't be torn down and replaced with a multi-story complex. As long as someone buys it and keeps up on the $335/month dues, of course.
· Here's the Ultimate Map Guide to Sleepless in Seattle [CS]
· 2019 Fairview Ave E [Estately]
Written by Tom Trimbath