Seattle-based architects Bosworth Hoedemaker were tasked to take an uninspired concrete block boathouse along the shores of the Hood Canal and create a building that would serve as a hub for beach activities with space for overflow guests. Building restrictions required the architects to work within the existing footprint, so they opted to create a totally new structure from within. The result is an appealing beach-side boathouse/guest cottage; to see more of the firm's work, go to Bosworth Hoedemaker.
Above: The sliding barn-style doors protect the structure from harsh weather when closed and open the structure to the outdoors when opened.
Above: The interior walls are lined with marine-grade plywood.
Above: The stairs, made from salvaged wood, can be raised with a block and tackle to make room for a boat in winter.
Above: An upstairs loft space provides guest accommodations.