Old boathouse renovated into dreamy seaside escape

All timber and glass

When
Guillermo Acuña
decided to build himself a getaway on the
remote Chilean archipelago of Chiloé, he did so with a perfect
balance of rustic charm and modern touches.

Named Isla Lebe, the house is a series of three buildings,
joined by raised wooden pathways that cut through the verdant
landscape and protect the structures from high tides.

Airy room with timber ceilingCristobal
Palma

The main house is built from a refurbished boathouse to which
Acuña added an extra floor. A large, trapezoidal staircase leads
up to an entrance, which opens onto an airy space. The staircase
also serves as seating for taking in the shimmering seaside
views.

The ground floor, where boats used to be stored, is now a
kitchen and dining room where the walls, ceiling, and floor have
been painted a bold shade of red. Upstairs, Acuña kept natural
wood, but fashioned the bedrooms into angular spaces filled with
cozy nooks.

Timber house with red roofCristobal
Palma

Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Old boathouse renovated into dreamy seaside escape