Urban concrete floor living room photo in Seattle

Dyna - Portage Bay

Industrial Living Room, 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 concrete floor living room photo in Seattle - Houzz

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Sarah Saul wrote:February 20, 2013
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    Dyna Contracting
    7 years ago
    These cabinets were custom made by a local cabinet maker, Baywood Cabinets and painted with a high gloss paint.
  • fitnessdiva1984
    6 years ago
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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Big Bay Views Buoy a Seattle Floating HomeMay 21, 2013

"My client wanted everything shipshape," Mankoski says, so she designed streamlined, efficient storage throughout the...

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k2family added this to Kitchens And Great Room6 days ago

Loved the room