Tiny houses, houseboats, electronic marvels, cabins - and even a castle.
When you start house shopping by looking at castles, you'll at least have fun and something to talk about. Head down to Graham to check out a 1,631 square foot work of art, heavy art. Prepare to get medieval. The walls are 18 inches thick. Turrets, spiral staircases, dungeons, and a mead cellar are traditional, classic, and proof that they didn't just put a facade on a suburban tract house. They were, and are, asking $725,000 for the 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom fantasy. It sits behind a steel gate on 20 acres; so, you get to be lord, lady, royalty, or despot of your own estate. Check to see if they're leaving the armor. Re-equipping would be so difficult otherwise.
If you really love the water but want to live on land, you might as well have it splashing against the bulkhead beneath your deck. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 1,035 square foot cabin sits so close to the water that you might be able to fish from your BBQ. They're asking $475,000 for the privilege of views that can't be obstructed. There's still the issue of getting down to the house. It sits at the bottom of staircases on a 0.77 acre lot that is steeply sloped. Of course, after you're there you might not want to leave.
Much closer to the heart of Seattle is a house for people who want the water beside and below them, and also above on rainy days. It's a floating house by Gas Works that has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 583 square feet. It sits on an aluminum hull and was built in 2015, a much more modern combination than the wooden cabins sitting on old long logs. The asking price is $485,000, which also provides room for a small boat. Skip Seattle's traffic, row to work.
It was inevitable. Modern is soon to be defined by the electronics rather than just materials and clean lines. This 6,600 square foot house has room for 4 bedrooms and more than 4 bathrooms; but it also includes space for systems that run the house. In addition to titles, deeds, and permits; now you get to keep track of version control, customization menus, and compatibility of the electronic rather than familial kind. The future is here, at least for people with $2,998,000 to spend - and of course the correct smartphone.Status: Active