For those dreaming about a home on the water, it doesn’t get much closer than a floating home, like the several that pepper Lake Union. And unlike houseboats, floating homes are more similar to single-family homes on land in terms of layout and amenities (although a floating foundation isn’t cheap).
This floating home in Eastlake is designed by Andrew Borges, who designed the “Grass Blades” installation in Seattle Center. It has all the trappings of a brand-new luxury home on land, with a straightforward, modern design and windows built for views, especially handy with a front-row seat to the lake. It’s not giant—it’s just over 1,000 square feet—but a thoughtful layout leaves room for two well-sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a well-appointed kitchen.
But it’s the outdoor space where you’ll want to stretch out, anyway: A wraparound deck on the lower level (complete with an outdoor shower) opens up the living room, and the master bedroom has a substantial private balcony of its own. And, as is customary for both fancy new construction and floating homes, a roof deck gives 360-degree views (and plenty of sunshine, weather permitting).
The home is listed for $1.64 million, plus $430 a month in HOA dues.
- 2331 Fairview Avenue East, Unit K [Compass]