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Float Home Designs

We offer a premiere selection of quality designed homes. Our designers and builders can create a custom home for you as well. Please view some of the example plans below:

Design #1
This modern cottage-style home has 2 staterooms (bedrooms), 2 baths and a utility room on the main deck. On the upper deck is galley, dining and living areas as well as an optional powder room. The float size is only 25 feet x 25 feet (625 square feet) but provides 1,225 square feet of living area. Small but stylish- perfect for a single or a couple.
Design #2
Another cottage-style floathome. This home is on a 25 foot x 30 foot float (750 square foot footprint) and so the staterooms and other living areas are larger. Again, staterooms, baths and utility rooms are down with entertaining, dining and galley up. Although there are no exterior decks this design can easily be altered to provide exterior deck space. This home is a more substantial 1,472 square feet of interior space.
Design #3 - Current Show Home Plan at Westbay

This is a two storey version of our three-storey showhome. Showhome pictures can be seen in our Gallery.This strikingly modern design by Donovan Marshall, Architect, has many intriguing features. Again, staterooms are on the lower deck along with the utility room. Note the articulation with the upper deck powder room, the use of glass block to provide privacy at dock level and the massive windows to provide unobstructed water and marina views from almost any vantage point in the home.Our showhome adds a 300 square foot office/den on the third floor as well as an enclosed Bar-B-Que and entertaining kitchen... a great addition to the huge deck. The two-storey version of this design provides 1,483 square feet of interior living area while the three storey version gives almost 1,800. This home can be modified with different roof design as well. It looks fantastic with a 1/2 "barrel vault" roof line.

Design #4
One of our favourite floathome designs so far. This home is a mix of modern flair and nautical icons. The wonderful "wave " roofline and round windows evoke images of sea and ship. This unique design accommodates the owners young "crew" on the lower deck while the Master and the Mate enjoy the privacy and view afforded the top deck. In between is living, galley and dining. Note the number of exterior decks-every vantage point is accounted for. Also note the upper deck hot tub and the open ceiling of the floor below. Again, huge windows bring the spectacular views right into the home.
Design #5 - The Millen House
The Millen House. This home is almost in a league of its own. Look at the photos of this home under construction in our photo Gallery. This three-storey, 2, 200 square foot home is a delight inside and out. Arts and Crafts style is evident in the roofline, the sculpted knee-braces, wood framed windows and the real shake and cedar board and batten exterior. The interior finish of this home is what craftsmanship is all about. Built -in cabinets, wall units and seating are employed throughout the house. The finest local woods blend with slate tiles to make an elegant yet casual and cozy home. This home will be finished and occupied by its proud owners in October, 2004.
Design #6 - The Desjardin House
This home has over 2,100 square feet of interior space and is an example of a floathome that is the maximum size permitted in our Floathome Village. The Lower Deck at water level has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as the usual Laundry Room and Utility Room. The Utility Room has its own entrance to allow the hockey player owner to enter the home and hang his hockey gear on its own rack near the Laundry.

Note the unique location of the stairs with the large floor to ceiling windows.

On the Middle Deck are the Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. In addition a Powder Room and a cozy home office are tucked strategically in their own unique spaces. Both the Living Room and Dining Room have their own small decks from which to enjoy the views or to dine el fresco.

Another bedroom and bath is located on the Upper Deck but what really makes this part of the home special is the huge deck which will have unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour and the Downtown skyline.

Another unique feature if this home is its interesting use of vertical steel siding. This material is strong, easy to maintain and provides a striking look to the exterior.

Design #7 - The Hull House
Proving once again small can be beautiful! This couples house was designed as a home base for avid canoeists as their urban getaway home. Built on only a 500 square foot platform (982 square foot overall interior area) this two-level house is compact and efficient. The Lower Deck has the bedroom and bath as well as an office area. The Utility and Laundry Rooms are combined into one space.

On the Upper Deck Kitchen, Dining and Living flow together in an open plan layout. A Powder Room provides added convenience. The gas fireplace is not only a central design feature but also will provide efficient heating to the home. Large windows will allow excellent views of the marina from this Floathome’s very desirable location in Marine Lot #6. A unique feature to this home is the vaulted ceiling throughout the Upper Deck with a huge skylight that makes the interior airy and bright even when the cloudy days appear. Note also the interesting texture and lapping of the exterior horizontal siding.


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