|This floating home in Seattle is one of a growing number around the world. While many remain affordable -- down to $59,000 in Norris Lake, Tenn. -- there are luxury models as well, such as this one for $3.5 million.|
Seattle has a large floating-home community around the east and west sides of Lake Union dating back to 1905. Near where Tom Hanks' Sleepless in Seattle home was moored on Lake Union is this restored 1978 vintage floating home on Westlake Avenue in the heart of the artsy Fremont district. It is listed for $850,000. The open living room and dining room look out to a viewing deck, which has windows and beautiful woodwork all around. Two bedrooms have been converted into a single oversized master suite. The chef's kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counters, new appliances and a breakfast bar. For information and pricing information, contact Enrico Pozzo (206-790-7874) or visit the website. View the online listing here.