The Puget Sound is part of your backyard in this three bedroom, two and a half bath Vashon Island home.
Originally built in 1918 and remodeled in 2010, the whole house is beachy: Wood shingles nestle among multiple gables in a dramatic pitched roof. Dramatic, water-facing windows take in the Admiralty Inlet. Upstairs, vaulted ceilings and more water views lead to a deck for even more saltwater air.
It’s a literal hop, skip, and a jump away from the water—just a small, stone seawall separates the lawn from the sea. Shared, floating dock access means water adventures—whether that’s boating, sailing, boarding, or just jumping—can be part of the routine.
While it’s certainly a house with all the usual trimmings, some amenities nod to a beach cabin, like the wood stove in the fireplace—or for outdoor coziness, a fire pit outside.
The rest of the yard is painstakingly landscaped flowers and hedges, plus a healthy lawn and a minimalistic fountain.
A 2,500 square foot waterfront property on Vashon will run you $795,000—it pays to be a ferry ride away from Seattle.