Docked just off Eastlake, this one-bedroom floating home is built for cuddling up with a good book—in both sunny and grayer weather.
The home’s adorable details start at the entrances. One option: Dutch doors that swing open into a sizeable kitchen with a dining nook for the homey-ist possible decor. A skylight shines down over the kitchen workspace, and built-ins provide plenty of storage.
Another route: a pair of French doors that let light into the living room from a large deck with a swim ladder. No sunshine to let the warmth in? A little nook holds both an art-deco-inspired wood stove and shelves for rainy-day reading material.
That nook isn’t the only cuddly little alcove in the home. In one corner of the bedroom—which also features a decent amount of storage—a little loft is tucked under a skylight.
As should come with all floating homes (but unfortunately, doesn’t always), a rooftop deck provides a wider water view and enough space for small, outdoor gatherings. Because everything about this home is quaint, it’s lined by a literal white picket fence.
Other amenities include laundry room and an actual full bathroom, bathtub and all—not always a given in a home on a dock. Just one more space, also under a skylight, to get that reading done.
The price is low as floating homes go—$525,000—but it sits on a leased dock, adding $1,227 a month to the monthly cost.
- 2727 Fairview Ave E #14 Seattle, WA 98102 [Cooper Jacobs]