The end of Edgar

Industry Observer with Lloyd Pans

At the end of Edgar St. in Eastlake Union you will find a community that is all it's own. I'm talking about the floating homes of the Cheshiahud Loop. With Co-Op docks and and plenty of parking (if you own a boat) this is definitely a cool place to live. Several homes in the community have wrap around water level decks and rooftop viewing of Gasworks park, fireworks on the 4th of July, and most of Lake Union.



And who lives here? People that don't like yard work.

How's this for a front yard?


Of course there is the issue of Mallard infestation.


I suppose the local kids could enjoy a nice game of duck, duck, well.... Duck!










As with most neighborhoods in Seattle, some streets are tighter than others.



At the end of Edgar, there is a quaint little community that offers peace and solitude for around 884 bucks a sqaure foot (pricing obtained off of one listing).


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Comments (42)

Rory Tarantino
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty - San Diego, CA

I love this post. Thanks for all the great photos too. I lived on a "floating Home" in the best city for it, San Diego, 72 degrees year round! I enjoyed my condo on the water for 6 years, 2 story, 2 fireplaces, spiral staircase, stack washer and drier. A dishwasher would have put it over the top...Too bad San Diego is not really live aboard friendly or I would have never sold it. I keep hoping San Diego will take a look at San Francisco and Seattle and realize that these communities are wonderful for our cities and would be a great addition to our beautiful harbor.

Nov 27, 2010 09:41 AM
Woody Edwards
First Choice Realty, Inc - Chesterfield, VA
A Realtor® Who Answers His Phone!

Hope the house doesn't develop a the basement!

Nov 27, 2010 12:39 PM
Nicole Fleming
FC Tucker Emge - Henderson, KY

This looks so great.  What a nice place to live.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 27, 2010 01:26 PM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Hi Sam,

We use to live in Sammamish before it was Sammamish and was just part of incorporated King County with a Redmond address.  When we would drive into Seattle or take our boat on Lake Washington and into Lake Union, I would see the house boats there and think how fun it would be to live there.  Of course, the Sleepless in Seattle movie made it look even more fun.  Thanks for the memories!

Nov 27, 2010 01:56 PM
Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Sam, that is such a fascinating neighborhood.  Thanks for sharing it - felt like I was on a tour.  I've seen a houseboat neighborhood like that in the mountains of NC, near Bryson City.  Don't remember the name of it - we were on a train ride and rode past it!

Thanks for sharing!

Nov 28, 2010 01:07 AM
Ron Poteet
Southwest Home Inspection - Farmington, NM

Nice. Have to say I've never inspected in a neighborhood such as this. Guess I'd need my scuba gear.


Ron Poteet

Southwest Home Inspection

inspecting the 4 Corners since 1989


Nov 28, 2010 12:59 PM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Sam...saw this area on a TV show that visited the NW.  It was pretty then, but your photos did bring it up close and personal.  For me, give me land, lots of land--Terra-firma--solid-packed earth--earth where i can have a garden if I wish. Water is beautiful to see--from a distance or as in your photos; I get sea sick just hearing the waves something with the inner ear..Could not live on nor visit anyone who lived on a Houseboat--but it seems to be a beautiful place in the sun [wind, rain, & storms] to live for many others. 
Have a great week.

Barb & Sal

Nov 28, 2010 01:12 PM
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Looks like paradise (except for the price)... no yard work would be great!

Nov 29, 2010 10:08 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Sam ~ thanks for the  tour.  Houseboats are something that just is not seen here in Denver.  I enjoyed your photos and your humor.

Nov 29, 2010 03:22 PM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Michael - That's too bad, every lake should have some on-water living.

Steve - Thanks, glad to be here

Courtney - I believe I saw one of your listings

Nov 30, 2010 12:56 AM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Simon - A little Dramamine and you'd be fine

Arris - Namaste.

Joetta - That would be cold! Extra precaution in the winter.

Nov 30, 2010 01:25 AM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Margaret - I wasn't sure how successful this post would be since  it's so simple. Thank you for the compliment.

Bob - Google "floating cars" I would have linked it for you but windows is being a pain!

Judy - I used less than a 1,000 sq ft of my last house. Something like this would be perfect for me.

Nov 30, 2010 01:36 AM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Lori - I'm sure, Charles Buell, comment #1, has done some inspections and even worked on a few.

Gene - I'm thinking coming home in the dark and having to navigate the docks would be a challenge. 

Rory - Thanks Rory! 72 year round? Sounds good to me......

Nov 30, 2010 01:39 AM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Woody - I would keep a barrel of "Stop Leak" on hand!

Nicole - Thank you Nicole.

DeeDee - There is a scene in Sleepless when Jonah, the son, has a nightmare that the house is sinking. Not sure if my 8 year old would do the same..... 

Nov 30, 2010 01:46 AM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Melissa - Your welcome, I've always loved this neighborhood so it was only fitting that it was one of my first blogs.

Ron - Not sure how it works, but they do utilize dive inspections on these!

Barb & Sal - It would be nice not to have yard work but there is definitely something to be said for land! Thank you for adding me as an associate. I look forward to out dealings in the future.

Nov 30, 2010 01:51 AM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Sheila - The price is a little steep, much cheaper on the columbia river in Portland, different economy though.

Dawn - You are the only one that commented on the humor, I wasn't sure about that one, if I made you laugh a little then it was worth it!

Nov 30, 2010 01:53 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Super images! Hey Sam, what's up with server bog time and what can the AR University expect for down the road for less time hanging around the water cooler to get blogs posted, uploaded and off to the rest of our real estate dog and pony? What do you hear?

Dec 01, 2010 02:44 AM
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

The last two photos look familiar. I was visiting Seattle this past June for a working vacation with one of the local inspectors (the name is withheld to protect the guilty;)). He took me down to look at the house boats. We kind of waaaander onto the docks. It was strictly a fact finding foray. Very interesting houses.

Dec 03, 2010 10:45 AM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

I love this neighborhood! Seattle has so much to offer.

Dec 03, 2010 11:23 AM
Sam Fischer
Lloyd Pans - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Better Life Through Better Food

Andrew - As the newest member of the AR staff, I am authorized to say "we're working on it sir"

James - You waaaandered on to the docks? You have more gusto than I.

Dennis & Terri - I have worked in this area for years and I now live here. Not once have I seen the Fremont Troll! Today is the day and a post to come.

Dec 04, 2010 07:36 AM