River Yealm Boathouse
Siberian larch siding, exposed steel framework, and expansive river views — this sounds like the makeup of an extraordinary waterfront retreat. Unfortunately for those with a pulse, the only thing staying inside this house is a 14-foot speedboat. The maritime shed sits on the banks of England’s River Yealm in the company of the 1880 Baring Boathouse. Its exterior complements the historic setting with a weathered timber finish and a reclaimed Cornish granite slip. Rather than taking up the majority of the ground level, the main occupant is stored in the eaves above. The boat is launched into the water by a custom-made mechanical hoist leaving room for other small crafts.