Moored Minimalism

Property Watch: Macklemore's Fictional Houseboat Has a Real Walk-In Closet

This itty-bitty boat co-starred in the rapper's "Next Year" music video. But its real claim to fame is its small-space storage solutions.

05/24/2023 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Left a Good Job in the City

Property Watch: Ye Old-Timey Paddlewheel Houseboat on Lake Union

Seattle's only dual-stern paddlewheel houseboat.

04/05/2023 By Haley Shapley

Best of Eye Candy

Our Top 10 Property Watches of 2022

Notable houseboats, an Instagram-famous ski cabin, Russell Wilson’s house, and the most expensive listing in the region’s history.

12/29/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Itty Bitty Boat Life

Property Watch: A Cute and Classic Houseboat in Eastlake

This adorable 560-square-foot, two-bedroom home on the water has only had one owner.

12/15/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Hello, Bird!

Property Watch: An Artsy Houseboat with Vaulted Ceilings

This intricately designed Seattle houseboat from Windermere features creative siding, end-of-dock views, and a delightful heron visitor.

09/07/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Have Home, Will Travel

Property Watch: Lake Union Houseboat You Can Actually Drive

Built by a local family of craftspeople, this cabin-like home sits on a pair of pontoons and is one of only 11 houseboats that can travel around the lake.

07/13/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Lake Season Approacheth

Property Watch: A Floating Home Designed with Love

This custom home in South Lake Union has open spaces, a whimsical, wood-forward design, and views of the Space Needle.

03/02/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Seattle in the Movies

Sleepless in Seattle Makes Me Deeply Grateful That I Don’t Remember the '90s

The Nora Ephron film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is one of the most classic romcoms of all time–but does it actually have anything to do with Seatttle?

12/31/2021 By Sophie Grossman

All Aboard

Property Watch: Live Aboard This 1938 Ferry in Tacoma

This 1938 ferry has three levels, plenty of deck space, and 83 years sailing the Pacific Northwest.

12/22/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

House Hunters

Our Top 10 Property Watches of the Year

This year in Property Watch, we highlighted midcentury modern homes, houseboats, lofts, vintage stunners, and historic havens.

12/21/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd and Seattle Met Staff

Float On

Realtor Confessions: Courtney Cooper of Seattle Afloat and Cooper Cartwright

This Keller Williams North Seattle real estate agent talks about why she loves the floating home life, and why it's always important to hold onto the keys.

10/18/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd


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


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