Craftsman-style Portage Bay float house
This floating home is moored in Portage Bay, one of Seattle’s many floating home communities. It is one of eight float homes that share a cooperatively-owned dock along with a parcel of land for parking. It was built about ten years ago with a design loosely based on the American Craftsman style.
The front door opens to a small entry foyer. From there, you pass through the kitchen to reach the living room with its vaulted ceiling, fireplace and window seat. The dining area is off to the side and sliding patio doors open to the deck.
The many windows offer the expected water views. With the homes moored closely together and neighbors passing by on the adjacent dock, float home living generally isn’t suited for people who desire a lot of privacy. However all the windows are equipped with blinds for when you do, or just for keeping out the sunlight reflecting off the water.
The 960 ft2 (89.2 m2) float home has two bedrooms. The upper-level master bedroom suite, accessed by stairs leading up from the entry, has its own roof deck. If you prefer not to deal with stairs, there is a second bedroom (set up as a den / home office in these photos) which opens off the living room. It also has its own attached bathroom, although with a shower instead of a bathtub.
This float house is currently listed for sale through Coldwell Banker with an asking price of $825,000. Have a great weekend!
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Photographs courtesy of Coldwell Banker Danforth.
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