This little place on Lake Union is all beach house: wooden shingles, waterfront patios, and an airy interior. It’s a little closer to the water than many a beach house, though, in that it’s right on top of it.
Docked in Portage Bay just east of the University Bridge—a quiet, floating-home-lined arm emerging from the northeast corner of Lake Union—this 599-square-foot cottage has just enough room. The main living area is lined with exposed wood beams for a bigger, but still homey vibe. The bedroom cozies up on one end, separated by a curtain that could, at some point, be replaced with French doors. On the other, a kitchen has plenty of wiggle room for the home’s size, and sits semi-open to the living area.
For more space to stretch out, there’s a bonus room with its own vaulted ceilings. It’s currently a kind of a combination mudroom and laundry room, but has plenty of potential to become a guest room or office.
Of course, with floating homes, good outdoor space is absolutely necessary—otherwise, what’s the point of being on a lake? On one side, a narrower deck still has room for sitting out with coffee and a newspaper. On the other, there’s plenty of room for lakeside gatherings, with a couple of planter boxes for ambiance.
2818 Boyer Avenue E Slip 6 is listed for $675,000—including an co-op owned slip—through Seattle Afloat.