At waters edge, this simple boathouse distills the elemental parts of primitive shelter: enclosing walls of board formed concrete foundation hold back the earth, a gabled roof provides shelter from sun and rain overhead, and panoramic prospect is provided by the openings facing the lake. During the warmer months, chairs and cushions occupy the tiny 250 sf footprint of this boat storage structure while the boats are in the water. The owners of this land wanted to create a way to occupy the lakeshore of their property prior to building their main home.
Project Location: Itasca County, Minnesota
Project Type: New ConstructionOutbuilding
Project Team: Ian A. McLellan, AIA, PartnerTodd P. Hansen, AIA, CID, Partner
Photography: Pete Sieger