It’s a very typical Seattle dream to own a cute little Craftsman cottage. But this one has an extra bonus: It’s floating on Lake Union.
There’s plenty to love about this house even without going inside: an asymmetrical cable roof slopes gently down toward the water. A built-in relief depicts a flying seagull. A wraparound deck deepens behind a built-in shed, with planters for a yard-like effect.
Inside, a relatively nondescript living area has hardwood floors and plenty of room for lounging. But right on the other side of the wall, a stunning open-concept kitchen and dining area provides plenty of interest, with skylights, wood-plank countertops, and a window bank that wraps all the way around the lake side of the home. A sliding-glass door not only brings in light, but opens directly to a deck by the lake, ready for water adventures or just a barbecue.
Two skylight-topped bedrooms provide plenty of storage space—a master with a curtained closet and room for a dresser, and a second with built-in drawers, shelves, and bed.
Floating homes don’t always prioritize a good-size bathroom, but this one is an exception. It stays bright with skylights and a matching set of robins-egg-blue toilet, sink, and bathtub.
The pet-friendly home is listed for $699,000; HOA dues, which usually tend a little high on the dock, are $500 a month extra.