Floating Home In Seattle

Dated: 07/11/2016

Views: 176

People in Seattle know their houseboats, and technically this is not a houseboat. It’s not even a floating home, because it’s not connected to the city sewer. This gorgeous, 1,100-square-foot home is a “floating on water residence,” according to owner Matthew Pontious, who designed and built it himself.

“I was a custom home builder at the time, and I wanted to live on the water, so I basically found this to be the most accessible way to do it,” he said.


He describes the 2-bedroom, 2-bath home as “kind of a man cave.” But it’s full of light and wood, as well as other natural materials. “I wanted to make it feel more like a house than a boat, and a lot of the elements are green,” Pontious said.

Take, for instance, the blue-jean scraps he used for insulation. “It’s great insultation, and really quiet and environmentally friendly,” he said. A shipyard nearby welded together the aluminum  hull.

He’s asking $950,000 for the home, which is listed with Jonathan Villalobos of RE/MAX Eastside Brokers.

Pontious’ favorite part about the home is how its view changes throughout the day. “You never know what’s going to drift by your house,” he said. “It could be kayaks going by, or ducks, or a giant ship. Instead of watching TV, you can just stare out the window all day.”

Aerial photos by Clarity Northwest Photography. Other photos by Exposio.

#remaxrealpros #maryandjendiditagain #floathomes #waterlife #seattle

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

Back To Normal

Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal? The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home

Read More

Buying Your First House Starter Home Or Forever Home

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may be wondering: Should you purchase a small starter home to get into the market now, knowing you may grow out of it in a few years? Or, should you stretch

Read More

Fall 2018 Family Friendly Menifee Valley Community Events

Hello FB Friends! Can you believe this is our last week of summer?! YES! The fall season begins Saturday September 22nd… That is only 4 days away!!! Eek! Get ready for pumpkins, longer sleeves,

Read More


IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING? YOU MUST ACT NOW! If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well;

Read More