The city wants to restore the Upper West Side’s 79th Street Boat Basin as a waterfront resource for the community. Last month, the Parks Department presented a $90 million proposal to Community Board 7 that would reconstruct docks damaged by previous storms, add additional boating berths to increase capacity, and make the area more resilient to climate change. According to the West Side Rag, the board, as well as many residents, support the project.
Toronto-based Altius Architecture took inspiration from traditional Canadian Muskoka Lake boathouses to build this stunning, tranquil retreat in upstate New York. Dubbed Lake Joseph Boathouse, the contemporary wooden home features a stark black pitched roof and is connected to the land by a wooden platform and a wooden bridge on the upper level. Although the overall design was driven by strict local guidelines, the architects have managed to create a magical weekend home designed to enjoy the beautiful mirrored waters.