The Boat House

Winner of the Daily Telegraph Small House of the Year Award 2008.

The Boat House was conceived to serve as a tranquil retreat, the concept being that it should float out over the water.

The building consists of a 4-legged steel frame structure sitting on concrete piles sunk into a lake.

The construction has a modern look, but the use of traditional materials such as natural oak and slate acknowledges its rural setting.

The large expanse of sliding glass panels affords spectacular, uninterrupted views of the surroundings and the overhanging roof provides ample shade on a hot summer’s day.
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“Curved top of cable and rail” — sundayriver2u
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“How cool is this.” — Diane Wilson
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“Dining” — noirinbambury
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“Gywnne cabin” — matingen
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“transom windows on back and roofline” — saryan
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“Pond and lake” — cameronfraser
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“Dream home.” — Diane Wilson
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