Floating Home Project Delta

Crafting a home that goes up and down with the tides came with a few unique quirks. A pleasure to build, and good memories of launch day as it was floated down river into its resting place in Ladner BC. Located beside the bird sanctuary, it rests on a peaceful stretch of the river with many wildlife visitors including seals, swans, ducks, eagles, cranes among others.

Views up river and down river. The only traffic here is the occasional boat, or neighbours out for a leisurely paddle on a canoe. A great place to unwind and watch the ducks go by.

A custom curved stair case and handrail. One of the many unique features about this home, our clients had some excellent creative design ideas that tested out our skills!

The staircase is made from Douglas fir beams, with an open rise design. Not only that but the form of the treads is arranged to create an elegant curve.

Creating the curved handrail with profile was another interesting project. See below for some pics of the staircase manufacture from start to finish. It was manufactured in our Burnaby Workshop and assembled on site.

The round windows are a nice feature, really adding to the nautical experience. Trimming these inside and out requires a little thinking outside the box.

Just some more Hemlock handrail and white spindle combination with glass. This is the upper set of stairs with a landing.

In the foreground you can see a beautiful hickory floor we installed. Note in the background the open plan of the space, and the excellent use of natural light to open up the space. This home is spectacular for having guests and entertaining.

A wrapped beam we created as a feature for this upper room to finish it off cleanly and provide some visual interest.

This build was a superb project to work on, it’s always good to have clients with big ideas that challenge our skills. We are proud of bringing this home together and giving our clients everything we feel they deserved. This home will be a great space for them to have their friends, families and grandkids and many others visit and enjoy this truly unique space.