This classic style floating home designed by BC&J Architecture for a Willamette River site in Oregon was requested by clients looking for river side house well suited to entertaining. At 2,100 square feet it has an open first floor plan with a large kitchen opening past a central dining room toward the living room and views of downtown Portland. The curved roof allows the eaves to extend the protected area of covered seating while allowing more natural light into the house.
Upstairs, the master bedroom extends toward the river under a large, centered dormer. On the opposite side of the master bedroom is a bonus room under a symmetrical dormer that will serve as guest quarters when adult children and grandchildren visit. The stair core’s tall, high windows allow natural light to penetrate the center of the house while protecting the owner’s privacy from the adjacent floating homes.