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July 10, 2015
Indoor-outdoor living goes nautical at these modern homes directly on the water.
Modern entry hall with built-in cabinets and a porthole mirror

The residents of this tiny floating home in Copenhagen begin each day diving into the cleanest water in the city, just two feet from bed. 

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Originally appeared in The Residents of This Tiny Floating Home Can Dive Into the Water Two Feet from Bed
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The cross-section of the X, just off the kitchen, is outfitted with a cantilevered multi-use table and topped by a glass connector above. “This makes the building seem larger, allows the outside to come in and makes for an interesting situation architectu

Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a modular lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion, Michigan. The structure took on an X formation, with one end equipped with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the water.

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modern lakeside home in Australia master bedroom with giant glass door

With a large glass door from Capral that opens completely to the elements, the master bedroom at this lakeside Australian retreat becomes part of the landscape.

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The Port X Project, a prefab houseboat in Prague

Architect Adam Jirkal oriented this prefab houseboat in Prague toward the river as much as possible. "We wanted it to be as low to the water as possible, to really work with the water," he explains. 

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Filip Jandourek
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worple house floating house pitched roof windows lake

At this buoyant summer home on Lake Huron, living room windows overlooking the water let the residents feel as though they're playing in the water even when they are dry and warm inside.

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floating home living room renovation in Seattle, Washington

It took 10 years to tranform a dinky float into this modern home on the water, but for resident Denise Draper, it was worth the wait. “I love being close to the water. There’s constant change, with boats and wildlife passing by,” she says.

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Ninebark Studio
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The Island House Prefab Cabin minimal interior

This glass cabin sits on a petite man-made island near Amsterdam and features a fold-out wall that allows lake access from the living room.

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Modern entry hall with built-in cabinets and a porthole mirror

The residents of this tiny floating home in Copenhagen begin each day diving into the cleanest water in the city, just two feet from bed. 

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