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Unagru Designs a Home for a Family of Sailors in London, England

By • Jan 25, 2017

Have you ever been so passionate about something that your entire family became involved, sharing that passion with you? Have you ever loved a hobby or recreation so much that you wish you could surround yourself with it and incorporate it into your daily life even more than you already do? Well, thanks to an open minded and creative design and architecture company, that dream came true recently for a family obsessed with sailing!

The Boat & Pavilion by Unagru (1)
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The Boat & Pavilion is a residential project inspired to its core by all things related to sailing- as passion that the residing family has shared for generations. Completed by Unagru last year, the house is located in London, England. At first glance, the home might appear rather ordinary, though very nice, but once you’ve passed through the doors, you’ll notice subtle details that make it seem more like the cabins of a gorgeous sailing boat than a regular home.

Firstly, you’ll note gorgeous skylights in nearly every room. This mimics the way the cabins and sleeping quarters on a sailing boat sit below decks with doors leading upward, meaning you can always see the sky look upward through the hatch. Beyond that (and this might be our favourite feature), the extremely unique shape of many of the walls in the central rooms makes you feel ever so slightly like you’re on the rolling seas rather than walking in a straight line. That’s because instead of running straight along like usual, these walls wave slightly, rolling like the waves on the surface of the water.

The Boat & Pavilion by Unagru (6)
The Boat & Pavilion by Unagru (7)
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As you follow the beautifully curved walls, you’ll find clean, white decor that resembles the neat aesthetic of sailing culture, as well as furniture that mimics what a grand sailing ship might feature- low, white couches stacked with cushions, beautiful wooden dining tables fit for a dinner with guests, and natural light everywhere. The large windows intentionally allow light to reflect off of every surface inside, including the waving walls, and it’s simply gorgeous.

Photos courtesy of Unagru

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