We have about 450 floating houseboats in the Seattle area. But this is the first REAL houseBOAT that I’ve seen, beached on the shores of Mercer Island on 64.6 feet of glorious, sunny, no-bank waterfront.
Gently terraced stairs and walkway lead you down a path of beautifully landscaped grounds to the USS Manzanita built in 1908. Glorious views of the Lake and Mount Rainier Sunsets, it is a boat, but it is a house. Two levels, 3 bedrooms, two fireplaces, family and great room plus modern kitchen, deck with hot tub and a newly updated shared dock with 2 slips.
Here’s a sketch of the original boat when it was first built and still in the water.
What’s there not to love?