2023 Waterfront Report | Waterfront Living On Western Washington Lakes

By RSIR Staff |

Are you a ocean or a lake person? Thankfully, with our ample waterways here in Western Washington, there’s no need to pick between the two. We have lakes for days, with the shining stars of Lake Washington and Lake Union right in our backyard. 

Whatever your lakefront home ownership dream, your RSIR real estate advisor has the connections to the properties that define this idyllic style of PNW living. Here, we’ve offered a peek at some outstanding properties on the region’s freshwater destinations. 

Hunts Point, Lake Washington 

Experience the unique vision and artistry of this remarkable, west-facing waterfront estate. This residence brought together the finest designers to execute a custom home that can best be described as a legacy. Created and built not just to serve the immediate needs of its future homeowners, but also to remain a source of beauty and admiration in the years to come, this home is timeless. A sense of contentment washes over from the moment one comes through the private gate or docks at the water’s edge.

Seattle, Lake Union 

The Gasworks Harbor House is one of Lake Union’s finest floating homes on a highly sought-after dock offering iconic 270-degree views of Gasworks Park from a rare, end-of-dock slip with remarkable privacy. The outdoor paradise offers two large boat slips, 1,100+ square feet of outdoor deck space with irrigated deck planters, and a rare floating garden growing a maple tree. Custom-built in 1999 and meticulously maintained, this NW contemporary home exudes comfortable elegance in every regard with rich natural wood finishes that create warmth and character. Unwind on one of the sunniest locations on Westlake, with sunrises across the lake and summer sunsets over the ship canal.  The prime location offers privacy while keeping you near all of the entertainment, shopping, and dining that awaits mere minutes away downtown and in Queen Anne.

Madison Park, Lake Washington

This incredibly rare waterfront estate is one of only four waterfront residences within the nine-home enclave known as The Reed Estate. This magnificent home offers 8,000+ square feet on just over an acre, with 120+ feet of walkout beachfront and a private four-season private dock. In 2012, an extensive two-year renovation created effortless, single-level indoor/outdoor living. Spread out in three large en-suite bedrooms and office on the main floor and in a large daylight, lower-level flex space (think guest suite, gym, or media room!) with glass doors leading to the pool. Entertain on the limestone terrace overlooking the rose garden, trees, and level lawn. The secluded pool and spa are surrounded by tall trees, while retaining views of the garden and lake. 

Get inspired to find your own perfect piece of Washington lakefront. Explore these homes and many more with a trusted RSIR travel advisor by your side.