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The first thing we did in preparation for the Pavilion was to demolish a small existing boathouse and dock, put in an access road from the neighbor’s driveway, and install a sheet piling seawall.
The steel work was fabricated and installed by Beesing Welding
Custom 5 ½ foot spiral staircase made by Beesing Welding with spiral steel rod balustrade
Dock was framed with steel, which was made in 3 parts, galvanized, installed, and then the Ipe decking & stairs were added. The benches were also designed by McCanse Builders, then framed and built by Beesing
The upper level bathroom, which contains a shower for occasional use, and features a custom concrete vanity top
This picture shows the concrete vanity top with integral concrete sink. The picture was taken through high window from the screen porch.
The water feature was a collaborative effort between McCanse Builders, landscape architect Jon Gates, Springwater Water Features, and Beesing Welding. It includes 2 areas for kids to wade in, and provides white noise to muffle conversations.
View from Home
This is a view from the Woods’ home. Part of the concept of this boat house was that it should look like an overturned boat when viewed from above. In this picture, the ski boat and jet ski are both on their lifts; the yard and pathway down to the yard has been seeded and covered with straw, and the landscaping is well along. The top of the water feature objects are just visible under the near end of the Pavilion. The copper on the roof has begun to look bronze in color, which it should for a number of years before it begins to turn green.
The gravel band separating the poured concrete from the paved surface also acts as a drain for rain water.
This is the south deck featuring the grill and outdoor dining area, with a view of the stepped retaining wall and some of the landscaping installed.
This photo shows the screened-in porch, the entrance door, the Unilock Turfstone pathway, the custom-made gutters fabricated by McCanse Builders, and the copper pipe snow fence above the gutter. The bench faces the low end of the water feature.
The lower level of the boat house features a bathroom, mechanical room, and electric lifts for seasonal boat storage.
This is a Cable Rail balustrade with stainless steel spacers.
The design called for the custom-built gutters with rain chain going down to the ground to carry the water down. The problem was getting the water to flow down the rain chain. So, we tried some interior baffles in the down spout section first, which didn’t really work. Then we tried a fabricated funnel as seen in the picture to find the chain and follow the chain down, which also didn’t work. I found that if I plugged up the funnel, the water would flow outside the funnel, and right down the chain.
These 24” wide copper light fixtures sit on a 10” concrete base. They were designed by the designer, Russ Herndon, and fabricated by McCanse Builders.