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Hood Canal Boathouse

This project is about the re-imagining of an existing boathouse from the 1950’s. The utilitarian concrete block building was lightless and uninspired. New construction was not possible because of its location within the shoreline setback. In addition to storing boats, the client wanted a building that could serve as the hub of beach activities and accommodate overflow guests. Without altering the height or building footprint a totally new structure was created from within. New life and purpose was breathed into the building, and creative flexible space achieved with movable features crafted in local natural materials. The structure presents a hard exterior when closed to deter vandalism and theft, but when open it displays the warmth of marine plywood walls. The oversized doors open perpendicular to the building to create two outdoor “rooms” on either side of the building. One captures morning light and provides shelter from off shore breezes, and the second does the same for evening light and wind. The madrone stair, made from salvaged wood, can be lifted with a block and tackle to make room for a boat in winter.

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

I just want to move into this boathouse, so I thought I'd share its sublime setting.
Becky Harris added this to Inspirations: Landscape Photography
I just really, really "want to go to there"!
Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to A Different Kind Of Beach House
This structure looks to be a true getaway, reminding me of places I might have found myself while growing up in Alaska. The sense of quiet can nearly be felt just by looking at this photo.
2. Hood Canal Boathouse in Washington State. The boathouse's water vista is stunning. Because the doors are solid, having them slide open is a must for taking advantage of the view.

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dogolaw added this to dogolaw's Ideas
January 29, 2015
Boat house
carolt68 added this to New house decor ideas
January 5, 2015
Rolling doors
Susan C added this to Boathouse
November 10, 2014
large doors simplicity
emew1214 added this to emew1214's Ideas
October 6, 2014
Light for above garage at lake
ronbray added this to ronbray's Ideas
March 2, 2014
My shop
Alan Easley added this to Riverside Lofts
February 2, 2014
Got Wood?
rich0924 added this to Lake house storage shed
January 5, 2014
Like the door.
jacksellschop added this to jacksellschop's Ideas
January 3, 2014
Like the barn-style doors on the boathouse
lalaloohoo added this to Cottages. GUEST HOUSES. Sm Living...532
January 1, 2014
boathouse . not finished inside
imcgee added this to imcgee's Ideas
December 29, 2013
Build on farm
Marilyn Parker added this to Coastal
December 9, 2013
Lake house
perichter added this to perichter's Ideas
October 20, 2013
Open up the view?
710roberts added this to 710roberts's Ideas
October 8, 2013
Another shot of perfect door design
tim.stewart.designs added this to Lake Fronts
October 2, 2013
Double Barn Door
Sarah Wolohan Watson added this to boathouse style
August 30, 2013
sliding barn doors, lighting, high windows
leighkschwartz added this to exteriors
August 30, 2013
deidrebryson added this to Bryson Old Pool Area
August 13, 2013
Boathouse style - sliding barn doors, high windows
sendelldesigngroup added this to Kitchen
July 24, 2013
kevbeard777 added this to 2nd garage
July 23, 2013
nice idea for workshop ventilation and view
andygeorgiemac added this to andygeorgiemac's ideas
June 29, 2013
Preston studio
Judi Hughes added this to Edge Hill Workshop
June 18, 2013
May go with the design of my house
gstiper77 added this to sheds
June 9, 2013
barn doors open wide
trail6 added this to Left Coast
April 11, 2013
Hood Canal
bvoborsky added this to Nakusp exterior
April 10, 2013
for the garage
okcamp added this to Sliding Barn Doors
March 31, 2013
front of track
Stewart scott Architects added this to stewart_scott's ideas
March 30, 2013
very nice
hhooss added this to hhooss's Ideas
March 13, 2013
Beach house
dansymonds added this to dansymonds's Ideas
February 9, 2013
BC heaven
philipper added this to philipper's ideas
January 31, 2013
garage door
maddiemiller added this to maddiemiller's Ideas
January 24, 2013
monayak added this to monayak's ideas
January 21, 2013
celebrook added this to workshop
December 11, 2012
Susanne Schantz added this to beach house
December 4, 2012
Love the integration between outdoor and indoor spaces
arw02 added this to chicken coop
December 3, 2012
door slide out past side of building
Chinnick & Co. added this to Whiskey point
November 30, 2012
designklong added this to designklong's ideas
November 23, 2012
Storage shed
sdmstm117 added this to sdmstm117's ideas
November 17, 2012
movable walls
jteitt added this to jteitt's ideas
November 16, 2012
Sliding doors for back can stretch out beyond sides of garage.
ahenriod added this to garages
November 7, 2012
roofline, metal roof, siding
deni999 added this to deni999's Ideas
October 25, 2012
lovepbandj added this to Beach House
October 21, 2012
sliding doors
vcasey added this to vcasey's Favorites
October 17, 2012
klsimonson added this to my beach house
October 16, 2012
my beach house
Easy Pool Plans added this to nevcox's Ideas
October 10, 2012
Whole side opens
livzhou added this to neat
September 28, 2012
lake view from beach shed
aabkholden added this to aabkholden's Ideas
September 23, 2012
This would b cool at waters edge
Gabriela Baranova added this to outdoor
September 16, 2012
barn doors
mpelletier added this to mpelletier's Favorites
September 16, 2012
bernard01 added this to bernard01's ideas
September 15, 2012
sliding doors on lake
simsy79 added this to simsy79's Favorites
September 14, 2012
Plywood walls
marthasmailbox3134 added this to marthasmailbox3134's ideas
September 7, 2012
open up to the outdoors
Kristi Royce added this to Camp
September 6, 2012
media1 added this to Henderson HWY HOUSE
August 19, 2012
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August 11, 2012
danielley added this to danielley's Ideas
August 7, 2012
carriehoitenga added this to House Ideas
July 27, 2012
house with barn doors
gettingcreative added this to Shed
July 22, 2012
My dream life!
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July 12, 2012
djolie added this to djolie's Favorites
July 11, 2012
Miss Roni added this to Naples Ideas (all rooms )
July 10, 2012
Drift wood and reclaimed wood (unfinished not finished with distressing)
ajthompson32 added this to ajthompson32's Ideas
July 9, 2012
This speaks to me
krisfj40 added this to garage
July 1, 2012
Light window
lminks added this to closets
June 27, 2012
Garage door
maydaperez added this to tumbleweed
June 23, 2012
Ohhhh double door in front and back!
kbotch added this to kbotch's ideas
June 19, 2012
amazing view
winwee added this to winwee's Favorites
June 9, 2012
kardia72 added this to kardia72's Favorites
June 6, 2012
raamat added this to raamat's ideas
June 6, 2012
sliding doors - note track treatment - could add a piece to hide the track itself
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May 31, 2012
Washington Style Home
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May 20, 2012
brentjaquess added this to brentjaquess's Favorites
May 9, 2012
ilshceo added this to ilshceo's Favorites
May 6, 2012
Nice shed
cspiek added this to cspiek's Favorites
April 27, 2012
Big doors on the bottom to screen
autochix added this to autochix's Favorites
April 13, 2012
swanson19 added this to boathouse
April 12, 2012
windows above the slider
chiquito added this to chiquito's Favorites
February 28, 2012
Linda casa de barco
Stephanie added this to Exterior design
February 2, 2012
beautiful space and place
hoopsnz1 added this to hoopsnz1's Favorites
January 29, 2012
Cool concept for bach
jtoddc3 added this to jtoddc3's ideas
January 29, 2012
Opening up the party room
lucbacque added this to lucbacque's Favorites
January 3, 2012
Sluiten raam
housejunkie added this to small houses and cabins
January 2, 2012
former boathouse
beckyw added this to beckyw's ideas
December 26, 2011
boathouse as guesthouse
ericboberg added this to ericboberg's ideas
December 24, 2011
Boathouse door idea
tjdodge added this to tjdodge's ideas
December 21, 2011
Paryse Beatty added this to purrpitt's ideas
December 21, 2011
Mike's cottage
Nurturing Your Dreams added this to Examples
December 19, 2011
What can I say?
2dannie2 added this to vacation/guest house
December 18, 2011
under one roof, sliding doors
seanmooreideabook added this to Exterior
November 1, 2011
Where are they??
annoushka added this to annoushka's Favorites
October 5, 2011
jayw added this to jayw's ideas
September 21, 2011
doors - beach
designerchoice added this to designerchoice's ideas
August 31, 2011
barn door
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August 24, 2011
lwestfall added this to lwestfall's Favorites
July 27, 2011
Track system
awaattorney added this to awaattorney's Favorites
July 25, 2011
I like the track opens up.
Julie Williams Design added this to architecture
July 10, 2011
2nd homes
freddyk added this to Freddyk's Favorites
June 30, 2011
smunky72 added this to smunky72's Favorites
June 12, 2011
tellyyanis added this to tellyyanis's ideas
May 9, 2011
the opening to the exterior
tash_pene added this to tash_pene's ideas
April 25, 2011
i love how this opens up, nothing seperating the inside from out!
ottlen added this to BOAT HOUSE
April 16, 2011
hilyj added this to hilyj's Favorites
February 23, 2011
usfetde added this to usfetde's ideas
January 23, 2011
studio idea
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January 2, 2011
Sliding doors
ymalone added this to ymalone's Favorites
December 26, 2010
Yoga hut sliders
Amy M. added this to amasciola's ideas
December 18, 2010
light over doors
joelriddle added this to joelriddle's ideas
November 28, 2010
Garage idea
jbrown93 added this to jbrown93's Favorites
November 28, 2010
Greg Lorie added this to greglorie's ideas
November 24, 2010
kpatrican added this to kpatrican's ideas
November 24, 2010
beach barn
kristakennedy added this to kristakennedy's ideas
October 24, 2010
how about one side of the garage where you can open it to the backyard?
carober10 added this to house
September 27, 2010
beach cottage
dreamtime added this to dreamtime's ideas
August 22, 2010
open wall
mlecours added this to mlecours's ideas
August 11, 2010
these doors slide all the way open
Rick Lee added this to alamoman's ideas
August 7, 2010
View and sliding doors
flux added this to flux's ideas
July 4, 2010
garage doors open to beach...
vicki_boyd added this to vicki_boyd's ideas
June 6, 2010
freebird added this to freebird's ideas
April 16, 2010
barn door
billdrury added this to billdrury's ideas
December 24, 2009
Future boat house?
jlawless added this to dream home elements
October 14, 2009
possible cabin with barn door style (maybe in the living room, bedrooms?)
Kit Pollard added this to Rev It Up: Super Garages
September 6, 2009
This isn't exactly a garage - it's a boat house (the kind that doesn't hold an in-water boat). It's gorgeous, though, and serves the same sort of purpose as a traditional garage. It holds vehicles, and needs to be dirt-friendly, but it can also be a great place to hang out.
Kit Pollard added this to Not Exactly Roughing It: Fancy Camping
September 6, 2009
Walls that open to a rough beach and amazing view blur the barrier between inside and out. This guest house offers an experience that's rustic, but it's still a great place to ride out a storm.
Paula added this to clover's ideas
September 3, 2009
Oh wow!
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