Fennell Floating House Design Takes a Cue from the Winding River

Following with his flair for fluid design, the modern Fennel House design by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz takes his wonderful wooden structures from forest to water with ease. Completed in 2004, this incredible floating house in Portland, Oregon, artfully captures the curves and ripples of a gentle river – a sentiment not easily portrayed in architecture. The wonderfully winding wood leads the eye through a meandering course along the home’s facade. Large expanses of glass frame the magnificent views, and slide open onto an outdoor deck that calls for long evenings spent in the presence of vivid sunsets, casting jewel-toned shimmers in the river at its feet. Inside, a loft-level master bedroom and study face the main-level living room.Architect Robert Harvey Oshatz.