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With a Dock This Awesome, Who Needs a House?

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This 3,000-square-foot dock is on Storm Bay in Ontario is so awesome, but unfortunately because of the recession, the guy who owns it couldn't afford to build a house to go with it. But hey, it's basically the size of a house anyway.

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The port has a fixed extruded aluminum plank boardwalk that leads to a floating dock area. There's a slip for two boats down below and an airy lounge up top with 25-foot-wide retractable roller screens that offer some sweet lake views. The dock is dressed in aluminum siding that bounces light off the water quite nicely, and camouflages it among snow and ice in the winter months. The look is reminiscent of classic car garages of the 1950s. Sure, a dock is probably not a smart thing to build in an economic downturn, but if things get worse you could always just live on the water. [Architizer]

Illustration for article titled With a Dock This Awesome, Who Needs a House?
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atatassault47
atatassault47

On the contrary, when in a recession, you WANT money to be spent. People not spending money will just make the economy grind down even more. And hey, when the economy turns around, this guy will have a really sweet property put a house on.