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Wood-shingled floating home is a fairy tale on Lake Union

Two bedrooms, two decks, one lake

Courtesy of Cooper Jacobs

Resting atop Lake Union, this floating home—built in 1930 and located just off Westlake Avenue—is on the market for $1.8 million. An icon of Pacific Northwest living, this single-family home includes 1,500 square feet of living space and two large decks looking across the water at Gas Works Park.

Standing dockside, this home’s bright blue window panes and front door stand out against the façade’s otherwise natural hues. A pop of color never hurts. Otherwise covered in wooden shingles, alternating designs hint at the custom work found within.

Step through the front gate and onto the first (and largest) of two decks. Lined with flower boxes and chairs for sunny-day lounging, the main floor’s patio extends from the entryway, along the front of the house and around to a set of French doors off the den. Maximum square footage from which to enjoy one of the home’s greatest assets: Lake Union in the backyard.

Just inside, the living area, dining room and kitchen occupy a large, open-concept space. Cabinets, floors, and built-in shelves are all one-of-a-kind, made from warm-toned wood that reflects incoming light. The large kitchen island would be great for breakfast on-the-go or an excellent game day spread.

A spacious bedroom on the first floor includes built-in storage and a small loo, complete with a shower, skylight, and one rocking teal toilet.

Upstairs, the master suite offers even more room, including space for a reading nook, desk, or sitting area. The walls and ceiling are bright white, making the room feel airy and light-filled. The near entire wall of windows helps with that, too.

While the master bath doesn’t have the same use of teal, it does feature a clawfoot tub.

Upstairs inhabitants enjoy access to a private, second-story patio with what are likely the best views available in a home with lake views from each and every room.

2420 Westlake Ave N

2420 Westlake Avenue North, , WA 98109

Gas Works Park

2101 North Northlake Way, , WA 98103 Visit Website