Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tourist In Seattle...

I am still unwinding from a long weekend in Seattle. We went to the Seahawks game and enjoyed some fine dining with friends at re:public bar & restaurant in the South Lake Union district as well as a delicious Italian birthday dinner for Bryan at The Pink Door , there is no sign just a lightly colored pink door on Post Alley near the Pike Place Market. I highly recommend both of these to anyone planning a trip to the Seattle area.

Aside from the amazing food and wonderful time with friends I was thinking alot about the architecture in Seattle. Our hotel was across the street from the amazing Public Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas! After watching the sunset over the peninsula from the top floor of the hotel I am even more convinced that the best place to build a house is directly on a body of water. I have always been in love with the idea of living on a house boat. Since I was little I always admired the cozy rustic houseboats on Lake Union and was surprised and excited to find a very modern approach to lakeside living. Check out this Dream Home!

The raw materials (glass, aluminum and wood) not only give this houseboat a sleek and modern look, they are easy to maintain and hold up against any harsh weather conditions from the lake.

I love how the light filters in through the translucent floor to ceiling glass windows.

A view of sail boats from the kitchen? Yes please...

This design flips a traditional home design, putting private spaces on the ground level and the public spaces are on the upper levels allowing the best views for entertaining.
A dock off the master bedroom? Why not...

A very modern approach to living on the water. For more information on this amazing and chic house boat go here:  Lake Union Floating Home, designed by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects, LLC.

 I remember when I was little we were able to walk out and see the house boats up close and personal. Most of these neighborhoods are now private, requiring professional tours to view them. However you can still get down by the water and appreciate them from afar!

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