July 30, 2015

boathouse hallBoathouse living room

Although known for his sculptures and paintings, Clayton’s interior design has proved to be creative while very functional for creature (people and animals) comforts. Although the shell of the Maine boathouse was built in the mid 1900’s, Clayton redesigned the interior from an empty space for boats, to family living quarters in 1991.  To increase the living space the allowable 30%, Clayton had the roof raised on one side of the house, and then designed the bedrooms around to allow two beds on either side of a window. Bureaus and closets built in meant little furniture in each room.  Then he hand painted each room’s floor with a different pattern, and, given the linearity of the house, added rounded corners where he could to soften the space.  Twenty four years later the boathouse has proved to be a comfortable living space for raising a family, inviting friends and enjoying Maine life.