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Hood Canal Boathouse contemporary-garage-and-shed

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.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lily Gahagan added this to Pure Modern: Pick Plywood
The hard exterior of this minimal boathouse opens up...
And how about these large sliding doors? Shutters? No, but they serve a similar function, all the while impressively opening the interior to the outdoors. What was solid and closed easily becomes transparent and open.
This straight-on view of the boathouse illustrates just how open the space inside is.

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blueprint3003 added this to blueprint3003's Ideas
September 24, 2014
Boat house
bahamasgolf added this to bahamasgolf's Ideas
July 2, 2014
Very cool beach hut
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February 22, 2014
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January 29, 2014
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January 25, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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January 3, 2014
Doors open area
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December 29, 2013
Build on farm
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December 10, 2013
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October 8, 2013
Perfect door design
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October 6, 2013
Barn door
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September 19, 2013
garage opening
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September 7, 2013
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September 2, 2013
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August 26, 2013
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July 26, 2013
Cool lake house
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July 7, 2013
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June 29, 2013
Preston studio
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June 20, 2013
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June 20, 2013
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June 10, 2013
open to outdoors
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May 30, 2013
Center fixture
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May 30, 2013
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April 14, 2013
open to outdoors
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April 6, 2013
downstairs idea
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March 30, 2013
Jonathan Chambers added this to hurdlehouse's Ideas
March 29, 2013
Remodeled boathouse......
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March 23, 2013
river cabin 6
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March 16, 2013
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March 14, 2013
The back or side should open wide up
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March 5, 2013
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February 5, 2013
Shed/garage (the door)
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January 28, 2013
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January 18, 2013
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January 9, 2013
Doors that slide open to sun
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January 6, 2013
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December 15, 2012
Doors, windows up top
mitch411 added this to Garage Doors
November 28, 2012
Nice Door Balance
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November 25, 2012
Shed idea 8
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November 16, 2012
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October 26, 2012
Granny flat
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October 25, 2012
West Construction added this to garage
October 25, 2012
Cool building.
nevcox added this to nevcox's Ideas
October 10, 2012
I like the shape & 3D effect
ericmo added this to ericmo's Ideas
September 26, 2012
Slide door
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September 26, 2012
Hangar doors
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August 22, 2012
hangar doors slide further than the boundary of the building
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August 20, 2012
Garage bunkie
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August 15, 2012
Sliding doors for glass
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August 14, 2012
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August 12, 2012
great studio
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August 9, 2012
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August 5, 2012
Barn style doors
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August 2, 2012
garage door lake house
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July 29, 2012
Pool house idea
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July 23, 2012
interesting door system
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July 20, 2012
Shutters cum sliding doors
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July 18, 2012
great lake cabin idea
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July 15, 2012
Boathouse warehouse
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July 11, 2012
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June 30, 2012
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June 27, 2012
Garage doors
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June 23, 2012
upper unit
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June 7, 2012
Security and insulating doors
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June 6, 2012
Awesome getaway spot!
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June 5, 2012
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May 29, 2012
Guest House
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May 27, 2012
stunning shed
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May 24, 2012
Tony's hobby shop!
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May 24, 2012
the open area
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May 23, 2012
Garage light
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May 20, 2012
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May 19, 2012
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March 15, 2012
materials and form
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March 6, 2012
Grill house door
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March 3, 2012
Great little simple house design, plus loft
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February 11, 2012
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February 6, 2012
every boathouse should look like this
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January 29, 2012
Like the windows with the roof
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January 13, 2012
Bi boathouse diggins
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January 2, 2012
view 3
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December 21, 2011
Mike's cottage
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December 19, 2011
upper windows and low pitch
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December 19, 2011
Walls open up to the beach
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December 15, 2011
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December 15, 2011
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December 15, 2011
Boat House
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October 12, 2011
Sliding Barn Doors
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September 26, 2011
Sliding doors for pool house
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September 21, 2011
Our master bed!!!!!! Moving vertical garden by night~Light it up!
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September 17, 2011
Barn doors open to reaveal a room
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September 14, 2011
full sliding doors
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September 14, 2011
small cottage open to outside
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September 14, 2011
interesting doors but i am wondering what happens to the runners when the doors are closed? do they stick out past the sides of the building or...?
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September 14, 2011
An idea for the Garden Room
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September 13, 2011
Shutter doors
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September 12, 2011
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September 8, 2011
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August 28, 2011
Nice shed outbuilding
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August 17, 2011
neat idea
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July 18, 2011
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May 2, 2011
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February 6, 2011
shed plywood
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February 4, 2011
Ply combination
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February 4, 2011
Whole thing
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January 31, 2011
The huge doors slide in and out fora open view in theis boat house.
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January 30, 2011
Garage light
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January 30, 2011
sliding exterior doors.
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January 30, 2011
bunky for cottage
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January 29, 2011
Opening walls
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August 23, 2010
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July 18, 2010
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May 27, 2010
guest quarters/storage/pool room?
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