Houseboat keeps a piece of Seattle history
A returnee to Seattle finds a dilapidated houseboat to love and revive. The remodeled home keeps peace with the city’s waterfront history by using part of the original float in the bathroom and by creating a window in the floor so all can see one of the old float’s logs. A wall of windows keeps light coming in, red cabinets warm up the main living space and remilled fir from the old houseboat’s substructure lines walls. Above it all on the roof, a new deck is just the right space for taking in the marine view.
The slate gray of the Marmoleum floor (in “Lava”) and the Squak Mountain Stone Counters (in “Thunder”) are reflected in the cladding on the ceiling — fir reused from the substructure of the old houseboat, wiped with a bluish oil-based paint to tone down its naturally orange color. The built-in cabinets are by Baywood Cabinets, in “Amber” Plyboo vertical grain bamboo
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