*Synced from Lake Union in Seattle Blog
If you had your heart set on buying a piece of Hollywood real estate
history, your choices just narrowed by one. The houseboat that was
featured in “Sleepless in Seattle” has been sold to a local tech
executive for a sum that reportedly tops $2 million, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.
The houseboat, which sits at the end of a dock off Westlake Avenue
North, has unobstructed views of Lake Union and is surprisingly large at
2,200 square feet. The buyer, who has chosen to remain anonymous and
whose main residence is also in Seattle, reportedly bought the iconic
houseboat as a convenient summer house for his family.
According to the PSBJ article, the previous owners of 21 years listed
the home in 2008, only to take it off the market after hoards of photo
seekers flocked to the dock where the house is moored. The recent sale
happened mostly under the radar, as the home was never listed on the
Multiple Listing Service.
So, if you’ve been waiting patiently to own Seattle’s most famous
houseboat, looks like you’ll have to wait and see if it hits the market
again some day!