This Houseboat Takes Nautical Style To New Heights!
A 62-foot-long fishing trawler becomes a family’s seafaring social hub on Lake Ontario. A waterborne design statement, it’s the perfect place for owners Cathy Angelopoulos, her husband, Louis, and son, Stavros, to enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set on Toronto’s financial district. See how second-generation boatbuilder Mark Bruckmann, graduate architect Valerie Farrell and designer Andrew Ward turned the 1970s houseboat into a stunning showpiece on the city’s shoreline.
Once named the Palm Beach after the palm tree that bedecked the boat, it was renamed Katerina in Cathy’s honor. Inside, the 1,135-square-foot space was revamped with new teak cabinetry, millwork, built-in seating and sleeping areas, full-length drapes and new bamboo floors.
The sleek stainless-steel railings, ladder and caged marine fixture have a sculptural beauty.
A sectional covered in marine-grade leather is accented by pillows in a watery palette. Folding loungers and a coffee table on lockable casters are easily repositioned.
Stamoid marine drapes block the sun, while a seagrass rug provides warmth and traction underfoot.
A Caesarstone tabletop was designed with a shallow lip to keep things contained while the boat is in motion. Soft Sunbrella drapes add a luxurious note and warm up all the hard surfaces in the cabin.
A stack of coffee table books topped with a ship captain’s hat is a clever detail.
The Caesarstone dining table matches the counter, creating a cohesive look. The SeaX chairs are inspired by the sailboats of the America’s Cup.
Here is owner Cathy in the boat’s full kitchen.
A single-lever faucet, stainless-steel sink and marine-style recessed pulls impart nautical character in the kitchen area.
Teak walls and millwork form a sleek envelope in the efficient bathroom.