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This 700-square-foot floating craftsman is listed for $725K

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Like a cute little mainland house, but on the water

Greg White photography

This little floating home in Eastlake was built in 1920, and has all the cute trappings of craftsman bungalows of the era.

That starts with the front porch, which is somewhere between a deck and a stoop. Space-saving measures start here, too, with the railing doubling as a bench for lounging dockside.

That porch wraps around to the back for sitting by the lake, too. Enter via the living room with a pair of paned French doors to bring the outside in. A picture window helps, too, especially in the more tumultuous fall weather.

Water views aside, in here it might as well be a little mainland house. Hardwood floors and white millwork create an ultra-finished look.

The front door opens straight to a long kitchen with decent counter space for its size.

The home makes efficient use of 700 square feet, and manages to include both a bedroom and an office or den without feeling too cramped.

A full bathroom with a tub and all manages to fit in, too, for when the lake is too cold for outdoor soaking.

The tradeoff of going for the full house look here is it’s missing one of the more appealing aspects of many a floating home: a roof deck. But with outdoor space surrounding the home—and plenty of space to tie up a kayak—it may not be missed.

The home is listed for $725,000. Another nice feature: The HOAs are low for a floating home, at just $345 a month.