Explainer

What Is a Houseboat, Really?

What you need to know about Seattle's quirkiest type of home.

06/17/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Drowning in Process

Why Seattle Won't Allow New Houseboats Anymore

City permitting may sink the city's famed on-the-water living.

06/10/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Fancy Floats

Property Watch: Seattle’s Biggest Houseboat Is a Floating Mansion

At almost 5,000 square feet, it may be the only Lake Union house with a home theater.

05/19/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

All Float On

Property Watch: A Curvy Little Lake Union Houseboat

Shingles, decks, and even a cargo hold combine for quintessential boat life.

03/24/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Habitat

A Seattle Houseboat's Custom Wallpaper Turns Marine Life Into Art

Kate Blairstone, she of the State Hotel's memorable wall coverings, created a stylized kelp forest for real estate maven Liz Dunn.

04/08/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Float On

How Seattle Folk Fit Boat Life into a Crowded City

From fold-up dinghies to commuting by kayak, we do what it takes.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams