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Hood Canal Boathouse contemporary-staircase

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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pamswan162 added this to Small House Ideas
January 13, 2015
kverbanic added this to kverbanic's ideas
January 12, 2015
retractable ladder
b2b2016 added this to b2b2016's Ideas
September 12, 2014
wessherrie added this to wessherrie's Favorites
August 9, 2014 stairs
dplender added this to Cabin
February 22, 2014
Retractable staircase
rebeccash added this to rebeccash's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Hinged manual lifting staircase
natalierome added this to Riverhoyse
October 23, 2013
Finish lower level idea
djclark23 added this to djclark23's Ideas
October 11, 2013
sherdesc added this to Seaside Studio
October 3, 2013
Use Marine plywood on the walls. Weather resistant, and can be painted or stained.
huntd7 added this to stairs
September 20, 2013
sbgeek253 added this to sbgeek253's ideas
September 8, 2013
BWM, Inc added this to Interior -- Workshop
July 13, 2013
Everton Upholstery added this to Sharon's bedrooms
June 27, 2013
plywood wall
mielie1 added this to Garage conversion
June 20, 2013
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May 8, 2013
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May 5, 2013
audphil added this to attic conversion rooms
February 21, 2013
pully system
axiniamartinez added this to axiniamartinez's Ideas
February 15, 2013
tyman007 added this to tyman007's ideas
February 12, 2013
Stow away stairs
oknativedavid added this to oknativedavid's Ideas
January 29, 2013
nice how ladder is rigged up to a pulley system
jsoda added this to jsoda's ideas
January 23, 2013
dcficke added this to dcficke's ideas
January 20, 2013
jdewolf added this to jdewolf's ideas
January 19, 2013
Retractable staircase
rdrdunn added this to Loft
January 19, 2013
Stairs that raise (would get old)
Hugh Smith added this to hugh_smith270's ideas
January 18, 2013
jymsacct added this to house
January 13, 2013
ladder staircase: raises up
Mike Shyrokov added this to mike_shyrokov's Ideas
January 6, 2013
handydude added this to handydude's ideas
November 30, 2012
retractable staircase with block and tackle, handrail, brackets to hold treads
Custom Woodworking by Tyler White added this to hardwoodstudio's ideas
November 7, 2012
I need to build a pull down staircase to access my office loft- this is the inspiration I've been looking for!
kyryla added this to kyryla's ideas
October 23, 2012
caroreyes added this to lamps
October 23, 2012
sueshin225 added this to stair's ideas
October 20, 2012
tommydewitt added this to tommydewitt's Ideas
October 13, 2012
Lie the plywood walls
spencerlewis added this to spencerlewis's ideas
September 24, 2012
garage stair
hollandgirl22 added this to hollandgirl22's Ideas
August 5, 2012
Disappearing stairs?!
Joel Fogarty added this to post and beam
July 10, 2012
pull down stairs
DIA Design added this to berrans
July 5, 2012
artrato3 added this to jos shed
June 22, 2012
slyrocky added this to slyrocky's ideas
June 5, 2012
dgrooters added this to dgrooters's Favorites
June 3, 2012
Like the loft for more storage in garage.
ssoban added this to ssoban's ideas
June 1, 2012
steps and railing
donrichter added this to donrichter's Favorites
May 1, 2012
Lyle kamer trap
jacqueh added this to jacqueh's ideas
April 27, 2012
idea for steps to basement
andersonj24 added this to Basement - Final Inspirations
April 19, 2012
Sport court - lifting stairs
aliciamaria added this to aliciamaria's ideas
April 4, 2012
stairs super!
k8dee added this to k8dee's steep steps
March 18, 2012
steep steps
paulalitman added this to paulalitman's ideas
March 15, 2012
jacebeyer added this to jacebeyer's Favorites
March 15, 2012
edowns added this to edowns's ideas
March 14, 2012
Janel Hulbert added this to Garage
March 7, 2012
Could do this for the loft. I would like to put sides up. Maybe make the ladder retractable?
westremreid added this to westremreid's Favorites
March 3, 2012
bjlazyl added this to bjlazyl's ideas
February 23, 2012
steep stair
bethjo57 added this to garage
February 20, 2012
loft stairs
anie added this to anie's ideas
January 7, 2012
plywood walls
ericboberg added this to ericboberg's ideas
January 5, 2012
Drawbridge ladder
ayiacas added this to Garage
December 29, 2011
interior walls for garage
skola added this to skola's Favorites
December 28, 2011
Consider the idea of a lift able staircase
sbconrad added this to sbconrad's Favorites
December 27, 2011
I like the gate like half walls in the loft
Andrew Brewin added this to Random
December 22, 2011
Loft stairs
netskyangel added this to netskyangel's ideas
December 22, 2011
garage storage ideas & stairs
biff boon added this to house in the cove
December 21, 2011
cool loft in garage?
fxgal added this to porches
December 21, 2011
nice loft stairs
sugarpie added this to sugarpie's ideas
December 21, 2011
ladder/stairs, pulley plywood walls
somelli added this to the shore
December 21, 2011
I can use for the loft.
catz added this to catz's ideas
December 21, 2011
Sergiy Dzysyak added this to interior design
December 21, 2011
coolkat added this to coolkat's ideas
December 21, 2011
stairs/ladder and pulley lights
timnika added this to timnika's ideas
November 26, 2011
robbiemac added this to robbiemac's ideas
November 19, 2011
sherine66 added this to Stair Cases
September 16, 2011
roof stairs
Beverly Bragg added this to beverly_bragg's ideas
August 28, 2011
Large pull down look for stairs
scantron added this to scantron's Favorites
August 28, 2011
Plywood and cool cabin interior
bduncan added this to bduncan's ideas
July 27, 2011
for garage
obrechtmr added this to obrechtmr's Favorites
July 25, 2011
Good use of space
dennispotami added this to Addition
July 20, 2011
Inexpensive finish
pdc0417 added this to Garage
May 24, 2011
dpowell added this to Lake House
April 13, 2011
sleep upstairs
diyakapur added this to for the farm
October 31, 2010
to create a little niche like this near the pool
bjack2177 added this to bjack2177's ideas
October 31, 2010
maybe an adjustable staircase, this could go from our balcony outside our bedroom down to the patio and then be retracted at night?
ajaychauhan added this to ajaychauhan's ideas
September 30, 2010
subchic29 added this to subchic29's ideas
September 26, 2010
open stairs
abastian added this to stairs/banisters
February 28, 2010
ship stairs
anmasson added this to anmasson's ideas
January 12, 2010
boathouse-dropdown staircase
scopinout added this to scopinout's ideas
September 27, 2009
very compact
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