The Aurora has a patio and a deck as well as myriad widows for taking in its Lake Union setting.
Dubbed the “Aurora,” this Lake Union houseboat in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is impressive on many levels — both literally and figuratively.
Literally, 907 N. Northlake Way consists of 4,850 square feet, spread over three stories that overlook an iconic city-on-the-water view. The home also has impressive history: with its own appearance on TV and hosting Hollywood A-listers, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, within its floating walls.
A final impressive factor is the price: $3.750 million.
The design of the home harkens to The Gamble House, a historic Craftsman in Southern California. Many Craftsman details appear here, from the gleaming wood floors and paneled ceilings to built-ins and double-hung windows.
There is also modern inspiration. The kitchen in particular is outfitted for today’s cooking and entertaining, with a huge range, walk-in pantry, and dining nook overlooking the view. A theater and wet bar for indoor entertainment open to a patio perfect for outdoor living.
There’s also a primary suite befitting folks who can call “The Queen of Lake Union” home, with a peaked, multi-colored wood ceiling and deep soaking tub perched over the water.
Moving such a sizable home to its location at the Fremont Dock would clearly be a tremendous undertaking, so much so that television’s “Massive Moves” covered the Aurora’s migration when its owners enlisted Robbins and Co to help transport her.
Keep scrolling to take a tour of the impressive floating property.
At night, lit up from every window, the houseboat appears like a jewel box set below the bridge.
Here we can appreciate the Craftsman-inspired details in wood and glass.
Natural light pours in through the home’s many windows.
The kitchen is well-equipped with a high-end range and appliances as well as ample storage.
In the dining nook off the kitchen, enjoy wrap-around water views.
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Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.