Praise Abounds For Jewel Box Floating Home On Roanoke Reef

By Alyssa Morrison |

One of Seattle’s most prized addresses isn’t technically a street: The floating homes and houseboats set on the calm waters of Lake Union vary from simple and classic to expansive and luxurious. But one floating home, listed by SeattlebyDesign’s Enrico Pozzo and Danny Varona, has garnered praise across the design community.

With a focus on the jewel box on Lake Union, Dwell, which provides an inspiring and collaborative platform for architects, designers, and enthusiasts alike, featured the floating home and its light-filled interiors. Writers boasted that the Vandeventer + Carlander designed structure truly makes the most of its well as east-and west-facing terraces in use of glass throughout, including its showstopping glass façade.

“At nighttime, illuminated panels of channel glass define a corner of the facade, which is also clad in teak slats and low-maintenance ceramic panels,” describes Dwell. They also noted how glass illuminates the entry of the home, while in the upstairs sliding glass doors connects living spaces to terraces, and the living area makes use of diffused glass walls to provide privacy from neighbors.

The Spaces, which explores new ways to live and work, saw the serenity that the Roanoke Reef home exudes, with its wood-lined interiors and unobstructed views of Lake Union and Gas Works Park. Making note of the walls of windows, it also showed that the 1,632 square foot home provides space for a home office, a well-suited balance for the home’s partially enclosed terrace or rooftop deck, which would be a perfect setting to unwind after a workday.

The 2017 Seattle Magazine and AIA Home of Distinction Award-winning home is a refined minimalist sculptural statement.

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