Water views are in heavy demand in Seattle, but the best water views come straight from the source. This three-bedroom floating home on Mallard Cove in Eastlake is full of windows and outdoor spaces so you never have to let Lake Union out of your sight.
The home’s design takes full advantage of the aquatic location, with floor-to-ceiling windows at every possible turn. An open living, dining, and kitchen area is surrounded by lake views, and even opens to a balcony. From there, a spiral staircase leads to an expansive roof deck for barbeques, dining, and sunbathing.
Even the bedrooms seem to blend seamlessly with the water. The master looks out over the water through a bay window. That and another bedroom open straight a large float, so you can hop straight out of bed and into a kayak—or into the water.
Often, floating homes are the tiniest of the tiny, like 408-square-foot Emma or 452-square-foot Seaweed. In this house, you make no sacrifices for space. At 2,000 square feet, it’s a lot like a normal house—a mansion in floating home terms—only designed for a life at sea.
Another thing that sets it apart: The dock is co-op owned, so homeownership comes with moorage, plus a couple of parking spots.
The best of all worlds is listed for $2,950,000.
- Eastlake residential listing [Lake & Co Real Estate]
- 2600 Fairview Ave E Unit 6 [Estately]
- Emma the houseboat listed for $185K [CS]
- Get stuck on Seattle houseboat 'Seaweed' for $349K [CS]