Japanese Inspired Boathouse

 

Japanese Inspired Timber Frame Boathouse Exterior

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This boathouse features a Douglas Fir Timber Frame, an elongated cupola, swooping curves in the roof and soffit, and a details appliquÈ exterior siding.

Inspired by the graceful and swooping Japanese Temple roofs, this boathouse is richly detailed with sweeping roof curves, a cupola, copper shingles, and fine applique exterior woodwork on the walls. †The Timber Frame is crafted from high quality Douglas Fir, and the engineered Timber Framed trusses create a beautiful open and clear spanned interior. The hip roofed cupola brings natural light into the interior of the building. With 2 slips for boats, there is also an open porch that seems to flow slightly elevated above the lake’s water level.

Architect: Andrew Chary, Lake Placid, NY
Builder: Cascade Builders, Saranac Lake, NY
Timber Framer: Amstutz Woodworking LLC, Upper Jay, NY
Photography: †Andrew Chary Architects and Steve Amstutz

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