This two-bedroom Lake Union floating home off Eastlake harnesses both an offbeat houseboat structure with an extremely homey interior for a unique combination of both Craftsman comforts and bold, on-the-water choices.
Originally built in 1970, the home has been recently remodeled to fit more modern standards, but still maintains some of the original design choices. One holdover from 1970 that lends itself well to an unconventional houseboat design: a split-level entrance leading up to a raised living room with a fireplace, providing a visual separation between the living and dining area and boosting the water view.
The same goes for a solarium-like wall in the kitchen—things that might look dated on land seem right in place on the lake. This area also includes shelving and windows cut to fit the vaulted ceiling.
Off the living area, a large deck has plenty of space for lounging, and a built-in grill for barbecues.
Downstairs, extremely cozy master bedroom includes its own fireplace and a separate entrance to the water. A second bedroom is not quite as fancy, but still has hardwood floors and more of a closet than one can often count on in a floating home.
A utility room down here compensates for any lack of space elsewhere, with a gigantic refrigerator, a wine fridge, a full-sized washer and dryer, and shelves for storage.
A wide deck on the lower level offers a swim ladder and room to tie up a kayak.
The home is listed for $1.93 million, plus $375 per month in HOA dues.