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Sleek and upscale floating home listed for $3.7 million

Wood paneling frames postcard water views

Courtesy of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Sometimes, floating homes make concessions for their lakeside location. Other times, the home’s design runs with the limitations of its locale to create something unique—and even more beautiful.

This Eastlake floating home is like that, taking what’s normally scrappy about a floating home and making it incredibly posh. It starts at the entrance, where a large front porch gives a huge view before even entering the home. Once inside, a midcentury-inspired sloping roof creates warmth above a great room. Floor-to-ceiling windows make it feel even greater.

Courtesy of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

A giant kitchen and a handwashing sink outside a partial bath carve out their own pockets of the room. Next to the latter, there’s a door to the outside (and the roof deck!), so it’s well-positioned for rooftop gatherings.

A two-tier roof deck creates a second dining area and gathering space with ample room for barbecues, and a slightly elevated area for sunbathing.

Belowdecks, it’s like a whole other house, with another small sitting area and access to yet another deck. (This one’s right on the water and has room to tie up a small boat.)

The home’s three bedrooms include a master suite with a five-piece bathroom, including a Japanese-style soaking tub. But master or no, being right along the lake means views from every room.

Floating homes can tend to be a little spendier than their landlocked counterparts. This one adds up to a price tag of $3.7 million—plus $600 a month in HOA dues for the dock.

Courtesy of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Lake Union

, , WA