After a month of looking at houses, there are always a few that stand out - purely for the fun of it. Let's see what their status is and whether or not buyers bought in.
The classic floating houses on Lake Union that began the trend are small, pragmatic, and cozy - like this 800 square foot, 2 bedroom, 0.75 bath houseboat that was built in 1930. One advantage: you get the benefits of living on the water within a walk of downtown without paying millions. For this one, the listing price is $699,950 (plus $420 per month), not cheap, but much more affordable than others.
Status: Pending Sale
This 1952 custom beach retreat emphasizes the beach and the retreat while keeping quiet about all the customization necessary to make it all happen. Down by Carr Inlet, west of Tacoma, is a narrow peninsula. There's a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,597 square foot house that straddles it from shore to shore, and extends for 10.95 acres. The biggest surprise may be that you can buy it for $725,000 - except that it has a pending offer.
Status: Pending Sale
Communities of tiny houses are being developed, like this one that's redefining a 1940's campground. It was also one of your most popular posts from the month. At 399 square feet, this tiny is larger than tiny houses on wheels (THOW) and smaller than most cottages and bungalows. There's room for 1 bedroom and a shower bath, plus a loft for - well - whatever you can fit up there. They're asking $312,500 (plus $127 per month).
One of the benefits of owning this 1910 cottage on Bainbridge is its site on 386 feet of high bank waterfront that looks northeast across Puget Sound. It is a view that is available for $838,000 and a willingness to take the ferry to get to Seattle. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in 1,150 square feet. It isn't a place for big families or lots of visitors. As a place for sitting and relaxing by watching the world swim by, well, then it has a lot going for it.
A tiny house on a big lot is a dream for many, and this one is equally convenient, or inconvenient, to Seattle, Tacoma, and Bremerton. Check out the quintessential tiny house on a big lot on Vashon (actually Maury) Island, a 675 square foot cabin that's sitting on 4.02 acres with pastures, ponds, and trails. Got $459,000? It's still for sale.
· Get Classic Lake Union Floating Home Life For $700K [CS]
· Stick out on this Lakebay peninsula beach retreat for $725K [CS]
· Wildwood Cottages building tiny home community on Lake Whatcom [CS]
· $838K Bainbridge waterfront cottage gets to the point [CS]
· Here's a tiny Vashon house on a big lot for $459K [CS]