Harkening back to the coastal New England architecture of the late 1800 and early 1900’s, the boat house is designed with a full length monitor to allow natural light to fall throughout the interior spaces and is finished with period interior and exterior finishes.
The timber frame is constructed of band sawn, standing dead Larch that was salvaged from the forests of Canada and was left untreated to allow the natural warmth of the wood to show. With time, the larch will mellow and grey.
Flooring and interior siding are reclaimed oak and pine from Pennsylvania barns.
The interior roof sheathing and exposed sub-flooring is 1×6 tongue and groove Forest Stewardship Certified® (FSC®) Douglas Fir.
The timber frame was clad with structural insulated panels (SIP’s) to provide significant R-value insulation on the roof and walls. Cedar shakes and a standing seam metal roof complete the exterior finishes.
The boat house systems have been designed to optimize efficiency, reduce waste and to maximize occupant comfort. The existing windmill was retrofitted and tied to the grid because of the wind resource for the project site is fair to excellent.