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Two-story stunner on Lake Union going for $2.75 million

Live literally on Lake Union in this floating home

John McKinney

On top of Lake Union off of Westlake Avenue, this iconic floating home was built in 1993, has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is on the market for $2.75 million. This home’s unobstructed lakefront views of Gasworks Park stand out as a top feature.

Just imagine all the Pacific Northwest-approved hobbies you could take up with a floating home’s direct access to the water. Paddleboard yoga, anyone? But its open floorplan, vaulted ceiling and massive upstairs loft are equal draws.

Approaching from the dock, this wood-shingled, neutral-toned dwelling is unassuming—as far as multimillion dollar properties go. Planter boxes line the perimeter and a small Juliet balcony faces Westlake Avenue. But stepping inside, the allure of this house comes into focus in an instant.

A large, open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen faces Lake Union, complete with a soaring, beam-covered ceiling and windows that take up two stories’ worth of wall. This airy, light-filled space looks luxe but functional, and includes hardwood floors, a fireplace and plenty of room to entertain. The kitchen includes a pull-up bar perfect for a quick breakfast, as well as modern cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

Two sets of French doors expand the footprint of the home’s living and dining area onto a spacious adjoining deck. This is where the party’s at. The patio faces the north/northeast, offering expansive views of the lake, Seattle’s favorite former gasification-plant-turned-park and many a watercraft and seaplane. The roomy outdoor space offers enough square footage to accommodate a dining table and/or lounge furniture. And while there are whole companies dedicated to renting out floating hot tubs on Lake Union, this floating home has a tub of its own.

Back inside and on the second floor, the master loft has its own fireplace and French doors to private balcony. It shares an elevated ceiling with the main floor below, as well as the views—so, one might be able to watch the Fourth of July fireworks from bed. Another bedroom and a three-quarter bathroom are located upstairs.

Back downstairs, two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom round out this well-maintained home’s nearly 1,900 square feet.

Lake Union

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