Get ready to feel all the summer vibes. Warm weather and temperate evenings have us thinking about a life close to the water—on top of the water, in fact.
So we invite you to dive in and check out all 12 of these swoon-worthy floating homes up for sale right now. Bobbing in the blue waters off in the Pacific Northwest with a couple of choice picks back East, these beauties are ready for fun in the sun.
Decks piled high with kayaks, rooftop lounges with priceless water views, and intriguing designs that make the most out of small spaces—these 12 properties have it all.
All you need to bring is the sunblock and a sturdy pair of sea legs.
Hawk’s Nest: One of Seattle’s iconic Lake Union floating homes, this was built in 1992 and has been featured in the New York Times and on HGTV.
It boasts walls of windows and spectacular outside spaces, including a rooftop deck with views of the city and harbor. Inside, the three-bedroom, 1,750-square-foot contemporary retreat has cherry cabinetry throughout, a sauna, walk-in closet, and office. The property comes with an accessory raft, boat mooring, and three city parking spots.
By Storm: This three-bedroom home floats on San Francisco Bay and has jaw-dropping views of the city and Angel Island.
It sits on the end of the flower-lined Liberty Dock. The interiors are sleek, and the outdoor spaces are designed to take in the surrounding natural beauty. The master suite has a fireplace, and a private balcony offers seats to summer concerts on the lagoon. A new owner can plan to paddleboard to dinner or enjoy other water toys off the deck of this barge.
The Deck: Built in 1940, this one-bedroom floating home has been remodeled into a modern residence.
Interior spaces gleam with quartz, granite, and porcelain tile. There’s also a private deck, heated floors, and plenty of storage.
House barge: This 45-foot-long houseboat off the banks of Long Island will gladly welcome a cash buyer aboard. Life on the water means three bedrooms and 1,400 square feet of living space. The floating home also boasts a 250-square-foot rooftop deck with views of Port Washington.
Sleepless in Alameda: Featured in Architectural Digest and once home to none other than Tom Hanks, this floating home was built in 1973 and has two bedrooms and 1,152 square feet of updated, chic, light-filled interiors.
Situated in the Barn Hill Marina neighborhood, the home has views of the Oakland skyline and sits close to BART and the ferry for commuting.
Buzzards Bay: Just one of a few floating homes in the Fairhaven Shipyard, this three-bedroom residence isn’t exactly a houseboat. New owners will need to find a new spot to park the barge. Highlights of the home include hardwood floors and an eat-in kitchen.
JoJo: Built in 2009, this modern and smart houseboat comes with a lovely rooftop deck,
Inside, you’ll find high ceilings, a designer kitchen, and wine cooler. A spiral staircase leads to the master suite with its own walk-in closet.
Casa Sul Mare: Floating on Lake Union, this style-forward two-bedroom houseboat in Gas Works Park Marina was built in 1982.
It’s since been updated and filled with special touches, including built-ins, a vaulted ceiling in the living room, top-floor master suite, reading loft, and eat-in kitchen.
Willamette wonder: This fantastic two-bedroom floating home was built in 1988 and offers 1,562 square feet of waterfront living space. It offers a wonderful view and swimming area. If you need to motor around on the water, there’s room for two boats on the side deck.
Million-dollar views: Built in 1984, this two-bedroom houseboat on Lake Union boasts remodeled bathrooms and a refreshed kitchen. A deck with a barbecue and a rooftop oasis make this the place to party with friends all summer long. You can also use the deck to launch kayaks and stand up paddleboards.
Class Harbor: This three-bedroom floating home comes with slip ownership, two single-car garages, cedar siding, and a metal roof. There’s also a new deck and a five-person hot tub. Other updates include blackout shades in the master suite and new window treatments.
Swopefloats: According to the listing, this move-in ready houseboat boasts the best moorage spot in Westlake.
The houseboat was built in 2001, with the hull replaced in 2018. The one-bedroom living quarters were updated extensively to bring it to its current 616 square feet, not including the two outdoor decks.
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