Floating Home

Taking advantage of the spectacular water views, the floor plan was flipped by placing the living areas upstairs while locating bedrooms below. This provides a wonderful benefit by insulating the bedrooms from noise and light while creating cozy spaces to relax. Taking cues from maritime architecture, the third-floor art studio perches like a traditional widow’s walk. While maximizing natural light, the design combines a variety of outdoor spaces providing a gentle flow from interior to the landscape beyond.

Testimonial: “When we set out to design and build our very first “ from scratch” home, we were a bit reticent as others had told us that the process could result in disappointment or divorce or at very least, incredibly painful. Our experience couldn’t have been further from the truth.
Jim had not built a floating home before, though we would never have known had he not disclosed it. Every step of the design was carefully thought through and meticulously researched. Jim was able to juggle our goals, budget and timeline with ease. He was able to simultaneously encourage our enthusiastic creativity while also bringing our goals repeatedly back into focus to keep us on track. He was a joy to work with, professional yet warm and engaging. Ultimately, Jim helped us design a spectacular home that we love… and have featured on the cover of the May/June 2014 cover of 1895! Congratulations Jim! You Deserve it. Cheers to you and your future clients.
Karen Kurzawa and Jeff Campbell

The May / June 2014 issue of OREGON 1859 magazine has an article and photos of a floating home that Portland, Oregon architect Jim Moore of Moore Architecture & Design LLC designed in collaboration Valeant Architecture. The home is shown on the cover and the article highlights some of the unique design elements in the home. Click here to link to the article.