For those of us who live in the US, July was the hottest month in decades (breaking the steamy Dust Bowl record set in the 1930s). Is that why boathouses seem so appealing? Here are five we're dreaming about:
Above: A boat house by Dutch designer Piet Boon, via Desire to Inspire.
Above: A boathouse in Sweden, from the portfolio of photographer Pia Ulin.
Above: A boathouse in Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects.
Above: A combination cabin/boat dock on Lake Huron, Ontario, by Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS Design, floats atop a structure of steel pontoons.
Above: A boathouse in the Pacific Northwest by Bosworth Hoedemaker.