Dyna - Portage BayIndustrial 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.
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"My client wanted everything shipshape," Mankoski says, so she designed streamlined, efficient storage throughout the home to hold everything.If you look closely, you can see a ladder outside on the left side of the photo. The homeowner uses this to access the canoe tied to her home.Cabinets: custom, Baywood Cabinets
9. Salvage, salvage, salvage. Salvaged materials get a lot of hype these days, and prices are going up accordingly. If you think creatively and leave yourself enough time for the search, you can find the right materials for many aspects of your remodel without buying new. Salvaged pieces don't have to look a certain way, either. This house has a variety of salvaged materials for a distinctly modern look.