Lake Union Waterfront Real Estate

Lake Union is a freshwater lake that sits just north of downtown Seattle as well as the name of the community that lies on its east and west shores. It’s primarily surrounded by floating homes, houseboats, vessel marinas and commercial business, though there are surprisingly few waterfront homes, other than some condos that sit on the lake’s east side. It became famous after being spotlighted in the 1990s hit film “Sleepless in Seattle, with Tom Hanks character living in one of the floating homes. Unlike what most people think, understand when you’re looking for Lake Union waterfront real estate that these aren’t houseboats, but rather homes that are permanently attached to a dock, designed to be moved into place once and typically moved again, and are often a part of condominium or cooperative associations.

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Lake Union February 16, 2019
14
Listed
146
Avg. DOM
$838.43
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$406,750
Med. List Price
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2331 Fairview Ave E #K
Seattle, WA 98102
2331 Fairview Ave E #K Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 18
$1,635,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,096
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
44Days
MLS ®
1397764
Spectacular newly built home is the essence of sophisticated waterfront living. SW exposure, roof top deck, enjoy panoramic views from S. Lake Union to Gas Works Park. Wrap around ironwood deck with...
2351 Fairview Ave E #A
Seattle, WA 98102
2351 Fairview Ave E #A Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 25
$1,365,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
1,150
BUILT
1986
ON SITE
16Days
MLS ®
1377429
Unbelievably cool floating home remodeled in 2014 using industrial chic materials like stainless and steel. Large windows in living area are topped by beautiful clerestory windows that fill that...
2731 Fairview Ave E #1
Seattle, WA 98102
2731 Fairview Ave E #1 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 24
$1,029,900
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
1,125
BUILT
1976
ON SITE
92Days
MLS ®
1387322
Floating on Lake Union, this blue jewel box in Eastlake is one of Seattle's coolest pads: where the Pac NW lifestyle stylishly combines w/retro cool & industrial chic. Your own gated, private dock...
2235 Fairview Ave E #6
Seattle, WA 98102
Open House
2235 Fairview Ave E #6 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 25
$865,000
Subdivision: Seattle
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
880
BUILT
1971
ON SITE
22Days
MLS ®
1403911
Now is your chance to join the Seattle Floating Home Community (aka Houseboat) & live like you are vacationing every day. This is a very special houseboat that will warm your heart as you make it...
2019 Fairview Ave E #B
Seattle, WA 98102
Open House
2019 Fairview Ave E #B Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 24
$799,000
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
1,200
BUILT
1985
ON SITE
23Days
MLS ®
1404011
A fantastic Eastlake floating home ready for your own personal design! We love the generous light and roomy spaces. Hardwoods throughout the main level extending to your back french doors. A super...
2025 Fairview Ave E #Q
Seattle, WA 98102
Open House
2025 Fairview Ave E #Q Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 18
$750,000 ( $149,000 )
Subdivision: Eastlake
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
800
BUILT
1983
ON SITE
214Days
MLS ®
1328657
Eastlake is buzzing. Custom kitchen cabinets, artful built in kitchen table and massive storage for the chef. Cozy wood burning fireplace between two bay windows to unwind and hear the drops of...
2301 Fairview Ave E #105
Seattle, WA 98102
2301 Fairview Ave E #105 Seattle, WA 98102
1 of 6
$414,500 ( $45,500 )
Condo: Union Harbor
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
650
BUILT
1968
ON SITE
102Days
MLS ®
1384253
Welcome to Union Harbor. This unit is well-appointed, quiet, and has one of Seattle's most interesting views: over houseboat community to view of lake and Gasworks Park. Swimming pool on the lake...
1818 Westlake Ave N #E16
Seattle, WA 98109
1818 Westlake Ave N #E16 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 22
$399,000 ( $76,000 )
Subdivision: South Lake Union
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
575
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
332Days
MLS ®
1258081
Modern styled houseboat in South Lake Union - great investment! Ginger has a clean and comfortable look and feel, and full amenities for a comfortable life on the water. Located close to South...
1818 Westlake Ave N #D5
Seattle, WA 98109
1818 Westlake Ave N #D5 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 25
$385,000 ( $40,000 )
Subdivision: South Lake Union
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
475
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
332Days
MLS ®
1258067
Funky houseboat in South Lake Union-Great Investment! Rutabaga has lots of character, and full amenities for a comfortable life on the water. Views of downtown and lake panorama. Located close to...
2143 N Northlake Wy #3
Seattle, WA 98103
2143 N Northlake Wy #3 Seattle, WA 98103
1 of 19
$285,000
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
1984
ON SITE
25Days
MLS ®
1403441
Charming, artistic studio houseboat on Lake Union AND you OWN your moorage! This is a legal, registered floating on water residence in condominium-owned moorage in a great, well-managed waterfront...
2706 Westlake Ave N #99C
Seattle, WA 98109
2706 Westlake Ave N #99C Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 25
$259,000
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
300
BUILT
1995
ON SITE
88Days
MLS ®
1381735
A one of a kind Seattle Houseboat (FOWR#789) located in the heart everything, Fremont "The Center Of The Universe", on bike trails, and minutes to downtown Seattle. Covered enclosed porch, living...
1800 Westlake Ave N #E-14
Seattle, WA 98109
1800 Westlake Ave N #E-14 Seattle, WA 98109
1 of 25
$250,000
Subdivision: Lake Union
BEDS
1
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
420
BUILT
2002
ON SITE
30Days
MLS ®
1398460
Come aboard "The Lucky Duck", one of the few Floating On Water Residences in Seattle, an oh so charming Seattle Houseboat. Dimensions 42' X 12' enjoy the full rooftop deck and take in life on the...
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Lake Union Waterfront Real Estate

The houseboats you’ll find among Lake Union waterfront real estate (of course, they’re actually right on the water and not fronted by it), are generally situated in recreational marinas with quick-disconnect utilities. While they aren’t required to have engines, or to cruise the water, they can be easily moved from one marina to another. Whether you choose a floating home, houseboat or something else, if you enjoy relishing spectacular water views, there’s really no better way to get them than from a home that’s literally on the water – and, you’ll be able to get to that boat or other watercraft much quicker too.

With anyone and everyone coveted Lake Union waterfront real estate, it may be hard to come by, but it’s well-worth the wait. You’ll even have a front row seat for the Christmas Ship Parade of Boats, Fourth of July fireworks and New Year’s Eve celebrations. If you’re especially lucky, you’ll score one with a hot tub on deck too.

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Lake Union Waterfront Real Estate in Seattle, WA