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The house sits on a 24-foot wide by 44-foot long concrete float moored to a dock on Lake Union. Its glass facade provides stunning views of the water and allows natural light to bathe the interior, which comprises a main living area with a lounge, kitchen, dining room and rooftop terrace. Bedrooms and bathrooms occupy the lower level of the float home. Wooden slatted screens installed on the southern facade of the upper floor protect the interior from excessive heat and preserve the owners’ privacy.

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Dunn residence features an assortment of materials including frosted glass, ceramic panels and exotic woods. A wood slat ceiling in the living room and kitchen contrasts the white ceiling and walls dominating the rest of the residence. Frosted glass panels visually separate the toilet from the rest of the bathroom.

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