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$550K Eastlake floating home features ladder to nowhere

Where is that ladder leading?

Getting in on a floating home isn’t always the easiest thing in Seattle. There’s high demand inflating prices and then there’s all the upkeep and HOA dues involved. But if you can swing it, it’s one of the most unique living experiences you’ll find in town.

A floating home in Eastlake has just hit the market. At $550K, that’s reasonable enough to get in on, so long as you know there’s still work to be done.

The 611 square-foot floater appears to be a studio space so there’s a lot of room for interpretation. There are two large rooms on either side of the central kitchen space. One of them could easily be a bedroom set-up, so we’ll consider it more of an open one-bedroom.

As for what that ladder in the middle of the main room is for...we are at a loss. As far as we can tell the skylight is located over the other side and there doesn’t seem to be an opening on that side’s roof. There’s probably a good reason to need to get up there but for now we just like to consider that a decorative ladder.

The current owners are clearly making the most of their surroundings with potted plans surrounding the home. Lots of space available to make it your own. But there’s also some work to be done on this 1920 build. Still, if you’re willing to put in the time and money (as well as $530/month in HOAs) then you could consider this a way in to the world of Lake Union floating homes.