The views are almost always incredible from floating homes; they are, after all, right on the water. But this one is exceptional: Located on the end of the dock with floor-to-ceiling A-frame windows, there’s nothing between this home’s living room and Portage Bay.
Nothing, that is, except a large deck with a hot tub.
That deck wraps around the home, creating plenty of space for planting and sunbathing.
Inside, the home is a luxurious cabin. The living room is bordered by those gigantic windows to the east and an exposed-beam cathedral ceiling above. A cozy wood stove adds a warm detail for stormier days on the lake.
Above this space to the back is a small loft cozied up in the peak of the ceiling, right at skylight level for maximum sunlight.
Below, a second bedroom provides a little more privacy, but a similarly dynamic shape thanks to being nestled in the start of the ceiling’s slope. That slope means that even though it’s on a bottom floor, it also gets the skylight treatment.
The same is true in the kitchen, where an angled window looks down on a large, wraparound counter. A triangular cabinet, complete with a wine shelf, doubles as a staircase to the second floor.
The bathroom is only a three-quarter bath, but it makes up for the lack of bathtub with a gigantic, sit-down shower—also with a low skylight.
Floating homes, with their buoyancy, waterfront locations, and co-owned docks, tend to fetch a high price, and this one is no exception: $1.8 million.
- Portage Bay floating home [Windermere]