Urban single-wall open concept kitchen photo in Seattle with open cabinets, red cabinets, metallic backsplash, metal backsplash and paneled appliances

Dyna - Portage Bay

Industrial Kitchen, Seattle

Clean and simple define this 1200 square foot Portage Bay floating home. After living on the water for 10 years, the owner was familiar with the area’s history and concerned with environmental issues. With that in mind, she worked with Architect Ryan Mankoski of Ninebark Studios and Dyna to create a functional dwelling that honored its surroundings. The original 19th century log float was maintained as the foundation for the new home and some of the historic logs were salvaged and custom milled to create the distinctive interior wood paneling. The atrium space celebrates light and water with open and connected kitchen, living and dining areas. The bedroom, office and bathroom have a more intimate feel, like a waterside retreat. The rooftop and water-level decks extend and maximize the main living space. The materials for the home’s exterior include a mixture of structural steel and glass, and salvaged cedar blended with Cor ten steel panels. Locally milled reclaimed untreated cedar creates an environmentally sound rain and privacy screen.
Urban single-wall open concept kitchen photo in Seattle with open cabinets, red cabinets, metallic backsplash, metal backsplash and paneled appliances - Houzz

Questions About This Photo (10)

Dejah Amber wrote:September 15, 2012
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    Dyna Contracting
    7 years ago
    The cabinet base width from end to end which includes the paneled refrigerator is 16' 7-1/2". I hope that helps.
  • bellyup
    7 years ago
    Never mind the wonderful home...where is the cat's litter tray and snuggly sleeping place?
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The design team took some inspiration from The Farnsworth House and used a central core to hold the kitchen, bathroom...

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