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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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0715mjb added this to 0715mjb's ideas
November 7, 2014
love the loft area and the simple railing.
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June 7, 2014
Attic stairs
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March 1, 2014
Swing up ladder by using a block and tackle from the ceiling for big projects downstairs.
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September 11, 2013
Hood Canal boathouse loft with ship's ladder
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August 10, 2013
Built in plywood cabinets and mezzanine
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August 4, 2013
Boat canal
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May 6, 2013
don't like
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May 5, 2013
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April 10, 2013
stairs in the middle help delineate space
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pulley and wood and interior decor
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Boathouse warehouse
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plycupboard doors
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baby-proof gate
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October 5, 2011
Kolla shacklet
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August 28, 2011
Nice plywood bomo type.
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April 14, 2011
like the mesh panels
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April 13, 2011
Interesting rails for loft space
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February 16, 2011
vintage pendants
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Barn plywood rustic
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October 21, 2010
the square railing polls i like the squares
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the wire wall
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