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Pretty little floating cottage asks $675K on Lake Union

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This cozy house is right on the water

An adorable back patio has room for small gatherings.
John Markadakis/Courtesy of Seattle Afloat

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.

The interior of a living area in a floating home. The ceiling is wooden. In the foreground is an armchair and a couch. There is a grey and white patterned carpet on the floor. In the other room is a bed.
The airy living room includes a dramatic exposed-grain ceiling and a built-in bookshelf room divider.
John Markadakis/Courtesy of Seattle Afloat
The bedroom continues the beachy vibe with beadboard walls and ceiling.
The bathroom is pretty spacious for the home’s size, and has a vaulted ceiling with a skylight to keep it from feeling cramped.
The kitchen has enough space for a small dining nook—or bring those meals outside.
The kitchen saves space with smaller appliances—allowing for even more cabinet and counter space.
Decks line either side of the house, but this one steps down to the larger patio.

Lake Union

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