This unique project known as “Green Home & Tender” was designed by Studio Hamlet Architects and is just one of many custom “floating home” projects that Even Construction has built. Here is the description of the building from Marc Even, the construction contractor for the project: “Both main and guest homes are built on state of the art concrete floats with concrete planters and built-in concrete accent walls. The balance of their homes were requested to be kept very simple, utilizing a mix of commercial/industrial with rough sawn reverse board and bat siding to give the home a country feel. The interior is very open with walls that do not go higher than 7′ and floors made of re-claimed 1’x6′ sanded and sealed Ship Lap Fir.
The Stained Glu-Lam ceiling is at 9′-6″ with spiral ducting, corrugated galvanized metal with wood accents on the perimeter, and mono-point lighting. The owners selected an Artesian Finish concrete product that is used on floors, walls, see through direct vent fireplace, and kitchen countertops. Other elements of the homes include: a glass tile shower in the master bath, upper lighting to accent the roof, a second deck galvanized rail with hot tub, and a private front courtyard with a storage shed, connecting the main home to the tender via a walkway.” Dear Freshome readers, would you go for a house-on-water design, rather than a traditional home? (Photos by Art Grice)