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dmac
04-24-2005, 06:03 PM
In the Dream Home thread I sai that I would post up some pics of nice boat houses on my lake. Here we go. We have to start with mine but as you will soon see, I am in the low rent district.

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:06 PM
I like the shade of this wood.

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:08 PM
Sorry this one is off kilter, it was (and still is) really windy today. Nevertheless, this is an example of matching the architechture.

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:10 PM
I do believe there is a MC in this slip.

mbeach
04-24-2005, 06:11 PM
so where is this lake located? with dogwoods blooming, guess ga, tn, ala, north fl, or ms. did i get it right or do i need to go for double jeporady?

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:17 PM
Wondering what the ladder is used for on this one............

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:18 PM
Northeast GA - we have a winner. Lake Burton, west of Clayton, GA and north of Tallulah Gorge.

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:20 PM
This is a truly impressive setup.

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:22 PM
A fireplace is a nice touch.

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:23 PM
And finally.....................

André
04-24-2005, 06:23 PM
Nice boathouses !
In my neighborhood,you can't build a new one,only maintain the existing ones.
I don't know what those peoples do for a living ? Probably money...

Dmac
Your is more humble but really nice ! I would take it anytime !

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:24 PM
Thanks Andre, it fits me more thant the rest as well.

BriEOD
04-24-2005, 06:26 PM
Holy Smokes!! Very impressive!! DMAC I would take your boat house any day of the week. It's a lot better than mine, a.k.a the public boat ramp. That is spectacular.

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:27 PM
You are too kind.

mbeach
04-24-2005, 06:28 PM
i know burton. used to go to summer camp there (camp cherokee) in 50's. any good deals left for reasonable price in the chain? is rabun the next lake in the chain? if you were looking, where would you look for a lake place?

MarkP
04-24-2005, 06:33 PM
In the Dream Home thread I sai that I would post up some pics of nice boat houses on my lake. Here we go. We have to start with mine but as you will soon see, I am in the low rent district.Show off;) !!

Nice boat shack/shacks!!

dmac
04-24-2005, 06:34 PM
Seed is below Burton, then Rabun. Burton is the biggest of the lakes, the others are wide rivers. Camp Cherokee is still there! There are always homes for sale although I am not sure what you are thinking of in terms of deals. Lakefront is outrageous. I am on a canal and that was hard enough to swallow. Prime investment though.

André
04-24-2005, 06:34 PM
I suspect the "Good Deals" days are gone in that neighborhood !

Dmac
The last one was a killer...

MarkP
04-24-2005, 06:45 PM
I suspect the "Good Deals" days are gone in that neighborhood !

Dmac
The last one was a killer...I like the fireplace one.:headbang:

mbeach
04-24-2005, 06:48 PM
dmac

that's what i was afraid of. buddy of mine works for us fish and wildlife service out of atlanta and he was saying anything on burton now (waterfront) is $750K and up. wayyyyyyyyyy beyond my wallet weight. we have a beautiful lot on lake watauga in the tn mountains, but not sure we will ever build. pretty remote up there.

ski_king
04-24-2005, 08:27 PM
All very nice boathouses! But I only saw 2 nice boats.

Just curious, does the water level fluctuate much there?

jwchapman
04-24-2005, 09:56 PM
Here's a fun pic of my boat house a couple of years ago! Notice my jet ski among the trees.

MarkP
04-24-2005, 10:06 PM
JW, Dude

It looks like you had better pull the plug on that lake a while

lakes Rick
04-24-2005, 10:32 PM
And thanks for making me feel even poorer than I am...

MarkP
04-24-2005, 10:35 PM
Rick

I think those shots leave a lot of us out. I know I’m one.

milkmania
04-24-2005, 10:56 PM
I just don't know what to say........


but HEY, I got a boat:steering:

took me 22 years of "convincing" the wife:cry:

Tennesseeski
04-24-2005, 11:27 PM
I park my boat beside my house, does that count?!? Those are some really nice ones. There are a few on our lake but since it is a flood control lake the water level varies ALOT!

erkoehler
04-25-2005, 07:12 AM
sweet houses! Someday, in my dreams.....

dmac
04-25-2005, 08:10 AM
It does fluctuate during the season, usually no more than 4 - 6 inches. Power company owns the lake and they regulate. As long as I can float the boat that's fine witn me. The lake is drawn down @ 8 - 10' at the beginning of November, my slip is waterless over the winter months.

dmac
04-25-2005, 08:27 AM
Here's a fun pic of my boat house a couple of years ago! Notice my jet ski among the trees.
The water level got @ 1.5' over my dock after Frances and again after Ivan last fall. That was after the water level was dropped in anticipation of it. Here is a look.

peason
04-25-2005, 09:15 AM
I would just like the opportunity to live one of these boat houses. Lake property up here in Minnesota near the Twin-Cities- Just went to look at a dump for $400,000 with a "junk-yard' for neighbors.

LakePirate
04-25-2005, 10:09 AM
Lake Burton, Nothing but a bunch of lean-tos and pole barns. :D Man I do love skiing that lake. Where on Burton are you guys?

dmac
04-25-2005, 10:25 AM
At the end of the canal on Dick's Creek.

LakePirate
04-25-2005, 10:54 AM
We have a timeshare up at Sky Valley and bring the MC up there every year and ski Burton a couple of days. It is great in August when the water is still cool. I am pretty sure that I know where that is.

erkoehler
04-25-2005, 03:19 PM
No boathouses on our lake, they have been outlawed for a long time!

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 08:36 PM
Took these while on vacation on Lake Gaston. We were pretty impressed...must be nice!

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 08:37 PM
Big Money...

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 08:37 PM
Another shot...

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 08:38 PM
Different view and some kind of deck!

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 08:38 PM
Double Decker boat house...

Mag_Red
07-15-2005, 08:39 PM
:cool: Sweet!

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 08:39 PM
Last one as we drove away...

MarkP
07-15-2005, 08:49 PM
Well I'm impressed!

JEREMY79
07-15-2005, 09:01 PM
I wonder what that would be like??

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 09:01 PM
Wait until you see it in person.

JEREMY79
07-15-2005, 09:02 PM
When would that be

You paying for the trip

:purplaugh :purplaugh :purplaugh

BriEOD
07-15-2005, 09:04 PM
I was talking to Mark. He's going in a week or two.

bigmac
07-18-2005, 08:08 AM
I would just like the opportunity to live one of these boat houses. Lake property up here in Minnesota near the Twin-Cities- Just went to look at a dump for $400,000 with a "junk-yard' for neighbors.

I'm about 2 hours north of the Twin Cities in the Brainerd Lakes area and lake home prices up here are even higher.

On our lake, the boat houses aren't nearly so grand. In Minnesota, it's illegal to build anything in the lake below the OHW mark, and in this county at least, no permanent structures of any kind can be built withing 70 feet of the shore. All of the boat houses here are at least 30 years old and grandfathered in. Virtually nobody on our lake actually houses their boat there - they keep them on a lift and might store them there in the off season.

http://mccollister.info/bh/bh1.jpg http://mccollister.info/bh/bh2.jpg
http://mccollister.info/bh/bh3.jpg

Here's my buddy's solution to his inability to build a boat house - the side curtains keep the weather out of the boat even with the canopy high enough to clear the tower on his X-10. But getting the boat in there with tower up and a full rack of skis and boards is a challenge. It looks like MC new racks will rotate the gear into the boat, which would simplify his life immensely.

http://mccollister.info/bh/bh4.jpg

captkidd
07-19-2005, 11:39 AM
Anyone have any idea why I can't see any pictures except for the last post from bigmac? I don't even see a link to pictures. I thought I was losing my mind when everyone kept commenting on pictures that I couldn't see (is this the Emperor's New Clothes?). I had the same problem with Mag's houseboat thread; I kept wondering how everyone knew what it looked like.

smsunman1
07-19-2005, 11:52 AM
I can't get the pictures either. Whatcha doing Capt. Rehab I hope

MarkP
07-19-2005, 11:54 AM
Anyone have any idea why I can't see any pictures except for the last post from bigmac? I don't even see a link to pictures. I thought I was losing my mind when everyone kept commenting on pictures that I couldn't see (is this the Emperor's New Clothes?). I had the same problem with Mag's houseboat thread; I kept wondering how everyone knew what it looked like.
It must be a result of the work they are doing on the “Showroom”. So, I guess your not loosing your mind. Well, over this anyway:headbang:

jwchapman
07-19-2005, 12:11 PM
Here's my boat house - it was grandfathered in. The TriStar spends the summer on a lift inside but gets pulled for the winter as they drop the lake 5 feet and my dock becomes a deck.

The second pic was in 2003 - quite a sight.

ski_king
07-19-2005, 12:15 PM
The second pic was in 2003 - quite a sight.
I hope the boat was off the lift when you had the flood!

east tx skier
07-19-2005, 12:23 PM
Here's a shot of my father-in-law's.

MarkP
07-19-2005, 12:31 PM
Here's a shot of my father-in-law's.
That cracks me up!

SO, you make him park outside..

east tx skier
07-19-2005, 12:45 PM
Nah, I only get the lift when he leaves his boat at home. We alternate. Will have them both there this weekend. I get the fancy new mooring buoy during the day and the trailer at night.

Sad part is that he has two 6,000 lb lifts. Unfortunately, one is occupied by a john boat. I need to get some bunks made for mine and figure out how to swap them out for the ones that are currently bolted on there. Probably wouldn't cost more than a few $100.

Jorski
07-19-2005, 12:59 PM
For those of you who don't know about Muskoka, it is a cottage region that is about a 2 hour drive north of Toronto, Canada. This region is one of the wealthiest cottage regions in the world and a great deal of that wealth has been put to use building elaborate boat houses to store some of the rarest antique boats anywhere.

There are two stunning coffee table books by Judy Ross and her partner that detail some of these amazing buildings.

To give you an idea of the scope of some of these structures there are ones with as many as 11 boat slips and there is even one where the owner has blasted out a cave in the granite bedrock to make an uderground boathouse that has an elevator that takes him up to his cottage.

For example:

http://shorlineconstruction.com/photos/boathouses/boathouse0.jpg

Anyhow, if you like boathouses take a look at these books and websites:

Judy Ross, Shelter at the Shore (http://www.bostonmillspress.com/subjects.cfm?view=DETAILS&prod_id=219&subject_id=21)

Judy Ross Book (http://www.bostonmillspress.com/subjects.cfm?view=DETAILS&prod_id=49&subject_id=21)

Muskoka Timberframe (http://www.muskokatimberframe.com/gallery/gallery.php?gallery=1)

Shoreline Construction (http://shorlineconstruction.com/renovations.asp#)

I am considering a boat lift...preferably used.

bcampbe7
07-19-2005, 01:18 PM
Unreal! And how many months out of the year do they get to use the boats?

For those of you who don't know about Muskoka, it is a cottage region about a 2 hour drive north of Toronto, Canada. This region is one of the wealthiest cottage regions in the world and a great deal of that wealth has been put to use building elaborate boat houses to store some of the rarest antique boats anywhere.

There are two coffee table books by Judy Ross and her partner that detail some of these amazing buildings.

To give you an idea of the scope of some of these structures there are ones with as many as 11 boat slips and there is even one where the owner has blasted out a cave in the granite bedrock to make an uderground boathouse that has an elevator that takes him up to his cottage.

For example:

http://shorlineconstruction.com/photos/boathouses/boathouse0.jpg

Anyhow, if you like boathouses take a look at these books and websites:

Judy Ross, Shelter at the Shore (http://www.bostonmillspress.com/subjects.cfm?view=DETAILS&prod_id=219&subject_id=21)

Judy Ross Book (http://www.bostonmillspress.com/subjects.cfm?view=DETAILS&prod_id=49&subject_id=21)

Muskoka Timberframe (http://www.muskokatimberframe.com/gallery/gallery.php?gallery=1)

Shoreline Construction (http://shorlineconstruction.com/renovations.asp#)

I am considering a boat lift...preferably used.

dmac
07-19-2005, 01:34 PM
Those are outstanding. sure would like to see the pics that others have posted though.

milkmania
07-19-2005, 01:44 PM
screw the boat houses.....I want the boat

http://www.writeonrice.com/house.jpg

Judging by the back 6 foot patio sliding glass......this thing should be about 24 to 25 foot wide:eek3:

ski_king
07-19-2005, 01:50 PM
This one is my favorite. I would love to live in it.
Too bad the skiing season up there is only about 2 months long.

Jorski
07-19-2005, 02:29 PM
**Unreal! And how many months out of the year do they get to use the boats?**

If you stretch the season you can go from around the middle or end of may until early October. A large percentage are used primarily in June through August.

BTW...the cottages that go with these boathouses are not shack-like structures.


Here is small "shack" for nearly 10 million CAD:

Biiiiiiig Cottage (http://www.mls.ca/PropertyDetails.aspx?vd=&SearchURL=%3fMode%3d0%26Page%3d1%26vs%3d1%26rlt%3d %26cp%3d%26pt%3d84%26mp%3d1000000-0-0%26mrt%3d-1-0-0%26Beds%3d0-0%26Baths%3d0-0%26f%3d4%26ft%3dall%26o%3dD%26of%3d1%26ps%3d50%26 ptgid%3d1%26aid%3d1953%26MapURL%3d%253fAreaID%253d 1953&Mode=0&PropertyID=3706599)