Look inside a houseboat designed for a family that wanted to be living and floating on the water

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

BYTR architecten designed this houseboat, located on a canal in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

When asked by their clients to design the ark, they requested to have the full experience of “living and floating on the water.”

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

They also wanted a boat where no one can look in, but at the same a full view of the park.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

In this side view, you can see the different levels of the houseboat, with most of it being above water level, but some is actually below.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

To access the houseboat, you first have to cross over a small footbridge.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

Inside, you’re greeted by a large skylight that provides views of the treetops.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

The interiors have been kept bright and airy.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

A touch of wood with the dining table, breaks up the all white interior.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

In the living area, wood flooring adds a bit of warmth, as too does the fireplace.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

A small wall unit provides storage for books and a TV, while a small reading corner is a nice space to relax with a book.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

The horizontal layout of the kitchen takes advantage of the length of the houseboat.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

A small window breaks up the wall of white, and provides views of the scenery.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

Heading downstairs gives you access to the bedrooms and bathroom.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

The bathroom includes a washer and dryer.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

 

Outside, the houseboat has a deck for spending time outdoors.

Parkark by BYTR architecten

Photography by StijnStijl

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