Portland Floating HomeBeach Style Staircase, Seattle
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.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Salvaged old-growth pine reclaimed from a shoe factory in upstate New York was used for flooring throughout the house, including the steps leading to the second floor. Recessed light fixtures were used in the stair risers.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Closet to the Right, under stairs, with storage under the front-facing stairs as well, then bench by front door. Window at stair landing. Or: stairs could go the Left and the storage underneath them could be incorporated into the bathroom, still with a closet to the R of stairs.