A New Style of Marina Launches Home-Design Adventures

A New Style of Marina Launches Home-Design Adventures

Lise Harwin
Jul 25, 2008

Floating homes are more likely to be known for their stunning views than for their savvy style. Really, when you can see natural beauty (and really big boats) out your window, why have furniture cluttering up the line of sight? But the Columbia Ridge Marina is different; find out how below the jump…

Duane Dominguez found a decrepit 1950's marina and transformed it into an updated development with an open feel. Homes are placed on only one side of the four docks – created with recycled milk jug planks – leaving better views and a spaciousness not often found in this prime real estate.

A quick look at two homes shows reflects a modern sensibility inside as well as out. J.J. and Nina Jasper have an open floor plan with "pop/modern" appeal, made possible with Panton chairs, gleaming KraftMaid cabinets and a Rothko reproduction. Jacquie and Mike Downing went a little more classic – pocket doors, Marmoleum flooring and a style they've deemed "River Zen." Our favorite feature? The boat garages, which bring James Bond style straight to Stumptown!

To learn more about the Columbia Ridge Marina and the different rules for floating homes, read the article in The Oregonian.

Images: Marv Bondarowicz/The Oregonian

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