This floating home created by FEDERICO MASOTTO ARCHITECTE combines the most stunning waterside views of Paris with an interior characterized by mosaics, colours and Dinesen Douglas floors. A one-of-a-kind houseboat on the Seine.
Residential — Paris, France
Architect – FEDERICO MASOTTO ARCHITECTE
Photographer: Philippe Garcia
Thickness: 28 mm. Width: 300 mm. Length: 5 m.
Finish: lye and natural oil
Far away from city noise and pollution, the houseboat Isadora bobs calmly on the river Seine, offering a view of Parisian streets, scenic parks along the river banks and, in the background, the Eiffel Tower, the city’s iconic landmark.
FEDERICO MASOTTO ARCHITECTE transformed the houseboat Isadora into a floating designer home for a Parisian family who had a dream of getting closer to nature in the heart of the city.
The result was this unique two-storey existential housing experience, where the water and the city's green spaces are visible from every angle. Large glazed sections on the upper floor and classic round port holes below let in natural daylight and urban life.
The carefully designed interior features colour combinations and materials that tickle the senses. The intriguing dark notes and coloured mosaics in the kitchen continue, in a modified palette, into the bathroom. Dinesen Douglas floors with a lye and natural oil finish add a soft, warm and bright note to the decor. The selected Douglas planks are in full five-metre lengths, which allows for uninterrupted continuity across the width of the houseboat. Several other interior elements are made of Dinesen Douglas, including steps, shelves, furniture frames and wall panels.