Seattle Floating Home For Sale With End Of Dock Views!

2031 Fairview Ave E, Floating Home #G, Seattle, WA 98102 on the Lake Union Co-op Dock

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This immaculate Cape Cod one level Seattle floating home is at the end of the dock with both privacy and unobstructed views of Lake Union.

If you have been shopping for Seattle houseboats, then don’t miss this one! It has 2 bedrooms, 1 very large exquisitely remodeled bathroom, and a desirable open floor plan. This floating home is roughly 1184 square feet with a large wrap around deck, and working fireplace.

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Originally built in 1957, it had a complete remodel in 2001 and has been updated since including a new roof in 2013. Fully renovated with flexibility as it can be perfect as is or take advantage of large float size with a 2 story 3200 square foot home.

  • Large float:  1827 square foot float.  In top 5% of floats on lake and home only occupies slightly over 50% of float.  This home is great to live in as is or can be a expanded to up to 90% of float size

  • Expand up (18 feet from water line) or out for larger Lake Union dream floating home

  • Den/office/mudroom has its own entry and room for an additional ½ bath

  • Parking available at an additional costseattle floating homes for sale

  • New roof in 2013 with reinforcements added for roof top deck expansion

  • All new floors – maple hardwoods

  • All new electrical panel, wiring, and fixtures

  • All new Anderson windows, wood trim, French doors

  • All new stainless appliances in kitchen and large washer and dryer in mudroom

  • 360 degree views from roof which has charming circular staircase ascending to it

  • Room for 24 foot boat tied up to home included plus additional kayak space.

  • Pet friendly dockSeattle floating homes for sale

  • Dues:  $385/mo cover general dock fund for maintenance, real estate taxes for co-op, and any matters of vote

  • Offered for:  $1,188,000

For Your own private showing or for more information, please get in touch with Courtney Cooper ( or Molly Cartwright ( or 206-841-6800) of Cooper Jacobs Real Estate.  If you are interested in other Seattle floating homes for sale, we would love to show you what is available besides this gem.

Seattle Floating Homes: New One On The Market With Owned Slip!

Seattle floating homes inventory is LOW..seattle houseboats

Brand new on the Lake Union floating homes market and on the acclaimed Tenas Chuck cooperative dock, is Houseboat C for sale for $515,000. This 2 bedroom/1 bath floating home is highly sought after OWNED moorage on a great Seattle houseboat dock!  Looking for the ultimate in Seattle waterfront living?

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If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment to see it, let us know –

Listed by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC Seattle floating home Brokers / Realtors Courtney Cooper and Molly Cartwright

Seattle Floating Home Sales of 2012

Seattle Floating Homes Current Market Report: How Will Your Seattle Houseboat Fare In Today’s Real Estate Market If You Put It On Now?

You already know what Seattle houseboats for sale are on the market right now, but let’s look at the Seattle floating homes that have sold this year so far:

  • 3146 Portage Bay Place E #L, Seattle 98102: 1 bedroom/1 bath 850 square feet Seattle floating home on Portage Bay. It has one parking space attached which is a rare commodity for houseboats.  Listed for $399,000 and Sold for $350,000: Built in 1940 and on the market for 30 days.  Here are the public remarks from the MLS:

Floating Home at end of dock w/condo owned moorage. Irresistible price with assigned parking space & storage locker. Value in end dock location. Large sturdy log float, approx 42’x31′ Possibilites to do a Re-build to 2 story 18′ height. New roof (2+/- yrs) newer treated stringers… last 10 yrs. Cozy cottage style liveable but you will want to do major remodel. Small boat possibility. Community yard & friendly neighbors. Owner of 40 years is ready to move and is making an effort to de-clutter.

  • 3146 Portage Bay Place E #M:  1 bedroom/ 1 bath Portage Bay floating home for sale.  Listed at $389,000 and sold in a bidding war for $400,000 .  This was a bank owned Seattle floating home.  Bank owned Seattle floating homes for sale (REO properties) are few and far between so this was an interesting house.  It had been on the market before and was pending but due to the DNR lease renewal pending, the buyers decided to walk allowing a new set of buyers to get a chance at this end of dock floating home.  Because of the sale falling through, the market time was increased at 339 days.   This one had some very Vegas-like touches and was definitely going to need some work, but what a great price for the end of the dock!  Here are the public remarks from the NWMLS listing:

Portage Bay houseboat located at prime ind of dock location. 180 degree views! Relax outdoors on the dock or retreat indoor to the spacious great room with high vaulted ceilings. Cooks kitchen w/ concrete counter-top, gas range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Master bedroom suite w/ large walk in closet, stone tiled shower with steam feature. Great opportunity to own a prime waterfront home at a reasonable price!

  • 3310 Fuhrman Ave E, Seattle 98102: 2+ bedroom/2 bath, Seattle floating home with lots of extras – took a while to sell as it was nestled right between the University Bridge and the Ship Canal Bridge, but had  some amazing views from its end of dock position.  It was listed for $715,000 and sold for $600,000 in 316 days.  Here are the marketing remarks:

No Dues & Own Your Moorage For This Floating Home! Fabulous fee simple Lake Union oasis! Mixed use between residential & C140 Commercial waterfront property: live on the lake & run your biz here, too! 34+ feet of Lake Union End of dock (because it is the dock!!!) waterfrontage with a remodeled 2 bedroom floating home with companion float for kayaks, etc., an additional lakeside cottage, boat slip (+/- 35 feet), and an unheard of 2 off street parking spaces -PLUS a yard! Opportunity knocks!

  • 2600 Fairview Av Ct E #HB13, Seattle 98122: Mallard Cove! If you know about Mallard Cove then you know how coveted Mallard Cove houseboats for sale are!   Built in 1978, this 3/ bedrooms/ 2.25 baths, 1900 square feet, with a market time of 58 days floating home was listed for $995,000 and sold for $950,000. Extras include a fireplace, roof top deck, and the almighty parking.   Here are the public remarks for this beautiful Seattle floating home:
Imagine stepping off your living-room deck for a morning kayak adventure or evening boat cruise – this stunning 3bd, 2.75ba Mallard Cove floating home brings the waterfront to you with moorage included and rare, secured parking for 2 cars. Tie up every toy from yacht to paddle-board and step into the ultimate NW lifestyle. Beautifully remodeled in 2010 with new kitchen, baths, electrical, and plumbing. Three sun decks plus an enormous roof-top entertainment deck with 180° lake & mountain views.

Do you want to sell your Seattle Floating Home? 206-850-8841

Lake Union Waterfront Views From Gas Works Park

Yes, I do love Lake Union!  Here is a great shot I got of Lake Union from Gas Works Park while I was checking out the  collection of stand up paddle boards at Urban Surf (they have a great selection of SUP boards along with all kinds of other great gear) on Northlake…..  You can see over to the right across the lake the colorful Seattle houseboats at Roanoke Reef.  I love the flowers on the ground!

Lake Union

Let us know if you are interested in looking at Seattle houseboats for sale.

Seattle Floating Homes Market Update

By Courtney Cooper 206-850-8841

The current Seattle houseboats market is stirring up as we trudge through Winter and many are starting to think about getting their floating homes and houseboats ready for the Spring 2011 market.

So, Current Seattle Houseboats Market – What is Happening Out There with floating homes on Lake Union and in Portage Bay?


It is hard to weed through the actual Seattle floating homes in the NWMLS right now.  The code for them is 24-Houseboats, but that code is also used for houseboats that are vessels and more recently has been used for Lake Union moorage sites at Ward’s Cove.  In addition, there is a land home also mixed in with the houseboats because it is at the head of the dock… This can all be confusing for the consumer, so I have gone through and weeded through all the houseboat listings and pulled the Seattle floating homes from them.

There are only 6  Seattle floating homes for sale right now – 3 in Westlake, 3 in Eastlake, and no Portage Bay floating homes.  If your houseboat is on the market, then that is good news for you because competition is low.   Interested buyers in floating homes have increased in the last two weeks noticeably for us. This is getting the current Seattle houseboats for sale a lot more attention than in the previous holiday months.

Westlake houseboats for sale – There are three Seattle houseboats for sale in Westlake Cove right now.  They range in price from $299,000 to $850,000.  Westlake Cove is near the Fremont Bridge and on the Lake Union Loop with very easy parking and quick access Downtown – a perfect spot for Amazon employees or anyone coming to work at The Gates Foundation.

Eastlake Houseboats for sale – Also on the Lake Union Loop, there are also three Seattle houseboats for sale in Eastlake.  These range in price from $495,000 for a Seattle floating home on a leased dock to $3,450,000 for a contemporary wonder on the Fairview Landings dock.

Summary Seattle Houseboats data on actives– Seattle floating homes for sale range from $299,000 to $3,450,000 with an average of $1,020,494 and median list price of $562,475.

Pending Sales – There is one floating home on one of the Sleepless In Seattle docks that is pending at $975,000.

Last 30 days of escrow closings – Winter has been slow.  Over at Lee’s Mooring – 933 N Northlake Way Houseboat #14 closed on 1/12/2011.  It was listed for $799,950 and on the market for 249 days.  It sold for 90.88% of its list price with a final sales price of $727,000.

What’s Next?


If you are a Seattle houseboat buyer, come out and see the inventory.  If you have seen them before, come see them again.  Sellers are willing to negotiate and your best opportunity is now before the market heats up.

If you are a Seattle houseboat seller, the inventory is low and that means competition is low. There are less buyers, but you can be sure to get in front of them.  As Spring approaches, think about what improvements or sprucing up you can do to get your houseboat ready for the market.

Substantial Eastlake Floating Home Sale

Substantial Eastlake Floating Home Sale: Interested in Seattle Houseboats?

Author: Molly Cartwright
One of Lake Union’s most unique floating homes recently sold by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate and’s own Courtney Cooper and Molly Cartwright.
One visit at this end of dock beauty and you’ll never want to leave!  With panoramic views from the Space Needle to Gas Works Park, you can imagine it doesn’t get quite more waterfront than this.  Located steps from Pete’s Market on Eastlake, it could just be on the next floating home’s tour!
List Price:  $2,200,000
Sale Price:  $2,080,000
Sold Date:  10-18-10

Seattle Real Estate: August 2009 Seattle Floating Homes: Current Houseboat Market

Seattle Real Estate:  August 2009 Seattle houseboats market:  Seattle floating homes on the market now and recent activity.  The floating homes market hasn’t been touched as much by the lending market because floating homes always required 20-30% down minimum for a purchase.  Still, there have been some recent offerings on the Seattle real estate market that have made living in a floating home more affordable.
Seattle houseboats:  Floating homes vs. other houseboats…not all Seattle real estate
The first distinction is the difference between a vessel and a floating home.  Although we only have one category in the MLS  (24-Houseboat), these are two very different things. I would even go as far as to argue that a vessel should not be in the MLS because it is a live aboard boat and not part of Seattle real estate at all.  There are house barges, too, to complicate it even further, but the overall best investment in my opinion is a true floating home – preferably with a condo ownership dock.
Important distinctions: House barges and vessels are both designed to actually navigate the water – one with self propulsion and the other with out, while a floating home is a single family dwelling built on a float.  There are other differences, too – water and sewer for example.  A floating home has a direct connection to the public water and sewer while a vessel and barge only have a water hose for water and a holding tank for sewer.  There is excise tax on a house barge and a floating home, but the buyer of a vessel pays sales tax and an annual registration fee (like your car).  The list goes on…..  My point?  All houseboats are not created equal.
Seattle floating homes:  Seattle waterfront real estate at its best:
While there are 33 Seattle houseboats that are active, pending or recently closed in the MLS today, I am going to only focus on floating homes here.  There is a wonderful estate 1 bedroom /1 bath floating home in Eastlake listed for $475,000 right now.  It needs some work, but would be a great first step.  There are four major areas where you can find floating homes – Eastlake, Westlake, Portage Bay on the Capitol Hill side, and Portage Bay on Boat Street in the U-District.  Choosing which neighborhood suits you best is all about what you like in regards to light and nearby amenities.  Eastlake has arguably one of the best wine shops in Seattle right down by the floating homes on Fairview while Westlake floating homes are near one of the very best sandwich makers around Seattle.  It is all about personal choice here.
There are some wonderful Eastlake and Portage Bay options in the $700,000 to $900,000 range and right now there is also a rare opportunity with a front row Roanoke Reef floating home for $2,250,000.  Recent sales include one home pending at $635,000 and several sales ranging from $486,500 (listed at $500,000) for a 1 bedroom in Eastlake to $1,200,000 for a spacious Eastlake floating home which was listed for $1,300,000.
Seattle real estate at its best:  floating homes…  let us know if you want to see one or have more questions.  206-850-8841