Tucked away in Portage Bay, this little floating home brings a kind of houseboat sensibility to a floating home dock, with just one story and a slightly curved, exposed-wood ceiling. But it has the stability (and footprint) of a floating home, with a wide, open layout—and even a little “yard” in the form of a large, attached dock on the water side, perfect for sunning or swimming.
While the home was built in 1970, it maintains a kind of midcentury sensibility, with a sleek, modern design. The layout can be adjusted for space or privacy, with sliding shoji screens separating a living area, the bedroom, and a small, flexible office nook. The kitchen is massive, with a wide expanse of counters plenty of room for a dining area. Skylights in the living room and bathroom lift the ceiling and bring in plenty of that lakeside environment.
1213 E Shelby Street Unit 17 is listed for $1.5 million—a price tag that factors in the slip space, which is finite for floating homes—through Seattle Afloat.