TACS Boathouse
Traverse City, MI
New Boat House

This building, located on Boardman Lake in Traverse City, is used for the storage of sailing boats.  It is a long building and is also relatively tall with overhead doors to accommodate the boats.  The building is cost-efficient and attractive using open stud framing and roof trusses inside, while the exterior has nice features including corrugated metal roofing over the entry and also on the cupola.  The siding is board and batten for a traditional appearance.  A horizontal strip of windows all around the building under the roof overhang, which utilizes polycarbonate glazing, allows natural light into the interior.  The use of cross bracing on the walls and diagonal kickers that tie the walls to the roof trusses provides stability.  A boardwalk was also constructed along the water, directly adjacent to the building.