This new modern boat house was designed by Building Arts Architects on Lake Kawagama’s shores in Ontario, Canada. It includes a marine railway dry slip boat storage and covers 42 square meters of living space.
What was interesting with the project is that it included dismantling a structure and then creating a brand new steel frame building, together with adjacent outdoor living features. Because of the fact that the site is just acceptable via water, every single structure system included was designed to easily be transported with the use of a small watercraft, together with erection and moving being easy by hand.
A small bridge was added to the boat house’s dwelling area so access is offered to the interior. Once you get inside, a small sitting area featuring floor-to-ceiling windows welcome you together with a fireplace.
The sleeping area is separated from the sitting area with shelving. In the sleeping area there are 2 included beds. Some privacy is offered by wood walls and there are clerestory windows that go around the boat house’s walls.
Building Arts Architects worked hard to reuse most of the lumber that came from the former structure. The boathouse’s lower level was clad with the use of salvaged wood siding. Douglas Fir was the choice for the house’s upper portion because of its Ontario cottage country ubiquitous heritage and warmth.
Photographs by David Whittaker