Breathtaking Boathouses You’ll Want To Live In
This article was originally published in the Decorating and Design category on the House & Home website on June 29th, 2016. Written by Wendy Jacob. We have consolidated all mentions from the original House & Home article to feature just the mentions of Muskoka Living.
You will want to move into these stunning boathouses, and in some cases, you can because they’re outfitted with kitchens, bathrooms and best of all, bedrooms. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves underneath is just an added bonus.
This Muskoka boathouse serves as a fully-equipped guest house as well as a double slip, reminiscent of boathouses from a bygone era. Designed by Cory DeFrancisco of Muskoka Living, it’s lavished with classic nautical architectural details, from the cedar shake roof to the arched French doors and oculus windows.
A diamond-painted deck adds interest and makes the space feel almost as polished as the graceful wood boats moored within. Screen doors lead into the adjacent living area.
Comfy seating makes it easy to enjoy the view from the living room. Board and batten panelled walls are a classic nautical treatment, accented by a model sailboat and rope-embellished pillows. Black hardware pops against the room’s white palette.
A generous deck and substantial Craftsman style columns lead to the second floor.
Large French doors can be thrown open to take full advantage of the water’s proximity and lake breezes.
Photographer: Michael Graydon
On his boathouse, Cory DeFrancisco captures the quaint charm of the area with a collection of paddles, a sliding barn-style door and full flower boxes for color.
Originally published in the Decorating and Design category on the House & Home website on June 29th, 2016. Written by Wendy Jacob. We have consolidated all mentions from the original House & Home article to feature just the mentions of Muskoka Living. Read the full article - here