BC&J Architecture designed a floating home that is now located at its permanent location on the Willamette River in Portland. The home was constructed at a Marina an hour from the final home location. Upon completion, the home was floated up the Willamette River to the current site.
The homeowners were looking for a river side, cottage style house well suited to entertaining. At 2,100 square feet, the home has an open floor plan with a large kitchen opening to a dining room and the living room with views onto the river.
Upstairs, the master bedroom extends toward the river under a large centered dormer. On the opposite side of the master bedroom is a bonus room under a symmetrical dormer that will serve as guest quarters when adult children and grandchildren visit.
The exterior of sawn cedar shingles dipped in penetrating oil is the best long-term solution for Pacific Northwest weather, Carosso says, because “the grain is vertical and allows for unobstructed shedding of rainwater.” Most of the casement windows are metal clad with brushed nickel hardware. Shown here is homeowner LauraLee with family dog Lucy on the home’s back deck, which was constructed of Red Balau, an Indonesian hardwood. - yeeca