This breathtaking boat house makes me want to move to Norway and buy a boat. Or maybe forget the boat and just move in.
As Remodelista points out, it's both rustic and futuristic at once -- the perfect aesthetic combination in my opinion. Norwegian architecture firm Tyin Tegnestue created the dreamy structure in the coastal township of Aure. The architects reused the original materials from a run down 1800s boat house previously in that location to create the new boat dwelling. You can see the 150-year-old panelling and more fantastic photos at Designboom.
It even has a work table for fish-gutting -- what boat house would be complete without one? The long facade is made of shutters that when opened create a canopy. The shutter panels contain lighting covered by cotton canvas to create a soft glow. The total cost? $US45,000. I want to go to there and stay a long, long time. [Remodelista; Images: Pasio Alto]