Kicking Back in a Relaxing Lowcountry Boathouse, Via Houzz.com
The hardworking nature of this multipurpose Georgia outbuilding is hidden by its laid-back vibe
Closer to the lake’s edge than the main house, the boathouse serves a handful of functions. It is an office and a writing studio for one of the homeowners, a guesthouse they enjoy with extended family, a storage place for canoes and kayaks, and perhaps best, a place where the couple can relax together and with their dogs.
The builders (from Tony Reardon Construction) also cut construction waste by using leftover materials from the main house, other projects and a supplier’s restock pile. The materials give the structure some charming quirks. The deck’s pilings, for example, are made from the leftover pieces from the main house’s pilings.
Light fixures: Circa Lighting
Chimney, fireplace: Savannah Gray brick; floors: reclaimed heart pine
You may notice these French doors have more panes than the door in the previous photo. They were another money saver from a supplier’s restock pile.