One thing that makes floating homes so charming—other than their unique surroundings—are their offbeat layouts and decor. This 1960 home combines a midcentury modern aesthetic, including vaulted, wood ceilings, with statement windows, beachy singled siding, and little nooks.
Docked in Eastlake, one departure from the midcentury style is right at the entry, with a more Craftsman or Tudor kind of archway separating the small foyer from the living room. Head on through for dramatic ceilings, though—which drop back down before the dining area and kitchen with more muted wood paneling. Hardwoods are a theme here, with bamboo floors throughout.
1,464 square feet has plenty of useable space across two stories, including two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. On the outside, a dock with swim ladders doubles as a kind of wraparound porch—and above, a more sheltered balcony connects to the master bedroom.
2235 Fairview Ave E Slip 16—including its spot on a co-op dock—is listed for $2.9 million through Seattle Afloat.