InRiver Retreats

Inriver Retreats are evocative, finely crafted small structures created in collaboration with the boat builders at Inriver.  They are on wheels, on pontoons, on a foundation or a combination of all three.

Inriver Retreats are anything you desire.  A yoga studio.  A man cave.  A pool house.  An outdoor kitchen.  A mobile guest house.  A child’s playhouse. A mediation retreat. An art studio. A writer’s retreat.  A hen house.  A den.  A spare room.

Inriver built two of the retreats- Concord Retreat and Observation Booth.

Concord Retreat

Concord Retreat was our first completed retreat, designed as a traditional space with a twist.  The inspiration for this structure came from the antique bulls-eye glass door and window pair that we found at an architectural salvage yard.  From those pieces we chose details typical of their era, specific to Concord MA.

Roof: pitched, cedar shingles

Siding: painted clapboard

Interior sheathing- bead board

Ceiling-  curved mahogany with skylight

Windows- one antique fixed window, two 1/1 double hung

Door- antique with lights, matches window

Floor- buckshot pine, varying widths

Observation Booth

The retreat that we affectionately call Observation Booth is indeed a place for sitting and watching the world go by.  This retreat floats on still water. Conceptually, it is an exploration of open and closed, glass and wood, and a study of literal and figurative reflection.  A boat stove takes the chill off when necessary.  While we imagine solitary contemplation or intimate chats with a friend, we can also see this retreat used as a swim house or a skate house- a wonderful element of family memories at the lake for generations to come.

other architectural projects

Studio for a Painter
Second story Addition,
Lexington 2017