Dock a Boat Right Under a Floating Holiday Home
A casual summer boathouse-cum-holiday home was designed by MOS Architects with an internal dock to bring the family boat right into its own floating “garage” under the house.
Gigantic steel pontoons underneath the structure float it entirely on the surface of Lake Huron in Canada, the third-largest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-largest of the Great Lakes.
Simple and kid proof materials inside make it endure for many many memorable summers.
The goofy artwork is a reminder that the floating holiday boathouse is all about uncomplicated family fun.
But the bones of the boathouse are elegant and timeless.
When the fleeting summers with the kids are gone, this home transitions to a terrific retirement place for two.
Both for now, and for the future, patterns of light on the soft cedar siding and rainscreens will become lasting memories.