Taylored Architecture was asked to design a new boat house with a living area on the second floor in the American Narrows on the Saint Lawrence River. The living portion of the boat house is required to be built behind the ordinary high water line and is therefore behind the boat house proper. To see over the roof of the boat house a flat roofed portion was designed reminiscent of some of the historic pavilion style structures seen along the river. To accentuate the flat portion of the roof a spandrel rail is detailed at the transition and the roof below is curved with generous overhangs. A large fireplace anchors the building to shore and focuses the interior space out toward the shipping channel. Project built by Premier Building Associates. Photos by Owen Hoffmann Network.