A space empty from years of flooding is repurposed into a boathouse featuring a full bathroom and a kitchenette. Should floodwaters rush in, all galvanized metal wainscoting on the first floor are panelized for quick removal to allow for ventilation and cleaning. A previously bare shell has now become a comfortable and inviting riverside retreat. The centerpiece is a single stringer staircase topped with big treads made of wood saved from razed Pennsylvania mill buildings. Intentially rusted Corten® roof panels offer instant patina grounding a screened porch to its riverside surrounding. A unique blend of modern industrial mixed with antique salvage combine for a creative and playful space.
Design by: Pinard Architects - Philadelphia, PA