Located on the steeply sloped banks of Lake Austin, this boathouse by Andersson-Wise provides the ideal setting for winding down.
Approached by a narrow, elegant footbridge spanning a deep ravine, Texan firm Andersson-Wise’s boathouse appears to hover over the water, offering a respite from the heat (and concerns) of life inland.
Images via Andersson-Wise.
Above: The boathouse floats above the water on stilts and is clad in screened panels that open from the top like wings.
Above L: The boat is docked between the stilts. Above R: The walkway on the side of the boathouse, which leads to the entry.
Above: The screened panels keep the mosquitos away, while the all-wood interior creates a dark and cool space as a respite from the humid summer heat.
Above L: The wood siding extends to become a shelf for the lantern in the window. Above R: When open, the screened panels are held in place by wooden rods; easy to use as well as maintain.
Above: At night, the lantern shines and beckons to those from the main house.
Above: The concrete panels create an enclosure for a grill.
Above: The joys of summer!
Above: The plan of the simple temple to "downtime".
Above: A section through the ravine illustrates the narrow footbridge in the approach to the boathouse.
Above: A view from the narrow footbridge.