A Jewel Box Floating Home on Seattle’s Lake Union Lists for $3.5M
Vandeventer + Carlander used an inverted floor plan to fit in multiple outdoor spaces and a bedroom overlooking the water’s edge.
One of Seattle’s coveted floating homes is now up for grabs on Lake Union, with a choice waterfront position and unobstructed views of Gas Works Park. Designed by local architecture firm Vandeventer + Carlander, the structure makes the most of its location with a glass-fronted facade and east- and west-facing terraces.
The rectangular, two-story home is set on a concrete float that measures 24 feet wide by 44 feet long, and it has just over 1,600 square feet of interior space. Upstairs, a single open room contains the kitchen, as well as the living and dining areas—which connect to the two terraces via folding glass doors.
The home’s two bedrooms and two full bathrooms are located on the lower level. Rift-cut white oak floors run throughout the interior, as does built-in cabinetry made of white oak and afromosia, an African hardwood.