T his boathouse/garage hangout is part of a family complex that sits on the shores of a large New Hampshire lake. Its owners have a collection of canoes and boats and wanted a place large enough to house them, guests and their cars, boat trailers, and function as a place to relax by the water.

Upstairs is a great room with kitchen and dining areas, a bedroom and bath, a sleeping loft and a deck that was designed to be like "the prow of a boat," according to architect Bill Holtz of Bensonwood Homes. The interior finish wood is Port Orford Cedar, which is as strong as fir, light as pine, and is fitting for a boathouse, as it's a wood used in boatbuilding . -Kira Obolensky

Click the ARTICLE tab above for the full story .

From Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park

DreamGarage.com on Facebook
PAGE OF 1

By Kira Obolensky

It seems as if the driveway to this building is made of water. In fact, this guest cottage doubles as both a garage for boats and for cars. Sited lakeside, the cottage offers a safe haven for boats through one end and cars through the other.

Designed by Bill Holtz of Bensonwood Homes, the boathouse is part of a family complex that sits on the shores of a large New Hampshire lake. Its owners have a collection of canoes and boats, including a war canoe that's big enough for 10 people. They wanted a place that could store boats and also serve as a private place for guest, particulalry visiting family members.

Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park

The boathouse combines all these functions: It's deep enough to store that very long canoe, house a workshop for boats, and provide parking spce for guests' cars and boat trailers. For parking, there's a drive-through garage, behind the boat slips.

Upstairs, accomodations include a great room with kitchen and dining areas, with a soaring ceiling and sweeping views of the lake, and a bedroom and bath toward the back of the structure. A sleeping loft that opens to the great room can sleep several children.

The boathouse and the house it accompanies are stunning examples of timberframe construction, which is a method of building that literally shows off the "wooden bones" of the structure. The interior finish wood used for the boathouse is similar to that used in the house - clear Douglas fir and Port Orford cedar.

The cedar, which is actually from the cypress family and is white, is as strong as fir, light as pine, and is fitting for a boathouse, as it's a wood used in boatbuilding.

Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park

PAGE OF 1
The Boathouse

The Boathouse

This lakeside hangout combines a boathouse, a garage, a workshop, a great room, kitchen and a guesthouse.

PHOTOS

Back
The Boathouse The Boathouse The Boathouse
Next
Back
Next

For display advertising, along with unique branding and marketing opportunities, please click here.

Affiliate Banner

Abt

Abt

Upgrade Your Hangout! Huge TVs, Blu-ray & DVD Players, DVRs, HDTV Receivers, Satellite Systems, Video Accessories. All major brands. Great Deals. Abt. Pleasing People...Since 1936.

Free shipping on thousands of electronics!

AllPosters

AllPosters

Browse by car type, by decade, or by make and model. Try on different custom frames. See it on canvas, mounted, or laminated. Shop now!

Huge Selection of Automobile Posters & Prints

BodyBuilding.com

BodyBuilding.com

Lose Weight and Look Great. Visit the #1 Online Supplement Store for everything you need to reach your goals.

Build Muscle Mass Fast! Learn How.

Bodybuilding.com_Logo_12x60

Everything Furniture

Everything Furniture

Bar stools. Pub tables and sets. Leather recliners and sofas. Message chairs. Pool tables. Bookshelves. Even Saunas. Outfit your Hangout here.

Check out our Video Game Chair!

Home

Fathead

Fathead

Plaster those walls with Fathead's enormous graphics. NFL, NHL, Major League Baseball, Basketball, NASCAR and your favorite movies. Fathead now offers team-themed furniture too!

Decorate Your Hangout.

Go REAL Big - NASCAR cars and drivers at Fathead
PAGE OF 2
GET LOCAL RESULTS: WITHIN:
Affiliate Banner

No resources found.
To become a resource or post a classified, click here.

GET LOCAL RESULTS:
SEARCH:
Affiliate Banner

No resources found.
To become a resource or post a classified, click here.

BECOME A RESOURCE

Become a resource and connect with affluent customers who are bringing their dream garages to life every day.

By creating an ad below, you will become a dreamgarage.com resource for three months. One week before your ad expires, you will receive an email detailing your renewal options. Follow the easy steps below to create your ad. You can edit your ad 24/7.

1. SELECT RESOURCE TYPE *

PARTNER (3 months)*:

- OR -

LOCAL (3 months)*:

- OR -

CLASSIFIED (3 months)*:

* This charge is for a one-time, three-month placement of one resource ad.

2. SELECT CATEGORIES *

3. CREATE AD *

Resource Title / Company Name *

Website URL

Image (120x60 .gif or .jpg)
Default Image

Resource Description / About Your Company * 130 Characters Remaining

Featured Offer (For Partners) 50 Characters Remaining

FOR LOCAL ADS ONLY

Address

City

State

Zip

Phone

Ad performance will not be grounds for reimbursement of payment once you Become A Resource or Purchase Advertising on Dreamgarage.com. No refunds and no exchanges.

* Denotes required field.

Enter Payment Information
on Secure Page »

Cancel