This Houseboat Takes Nautical style To new Heights!

A 62-foot-long fishing trawler becomes a family’s seafaring social hub on Lake Ontario. A waterborne style statement, it’s the perfect location for owners Cathy Angelopoulos, her husband, Louis, as well as son, Stavros, to enjoy cocktails while viewing the sun set on Toronto’s monetary district. See how second-generation boatbuilder mark Bruckmann, graduate designer Valerie Farrell as well as designer Andrew Ward turned the 1970s houseboat into a spectacular showpiece on the city’s shoreline.

Once named the palm beach after the palm tree that bedecked the boat, it was renamed Katerina in Cathy’s honor. Inside, the 1,135-square-foot area was revamped with new teak cabinetry, millwork, built-in seating as well as sleeping areas, full-length drapes and new bamboo floors.


The smooth stainless-steel railings, ladder as well as caged marine fixture have a sculptural beauty.

A sectional covered in marine-grade leather is accented by pillows in a watery palette. Folding loungers and a coffee table on lockable casters are quickly repositioned.

Stamoid marine drapes block the sun, while a seagrass rug offers warmth as well as traction underfoot.

A Caesarstone tabletop was developed with a shallow lip to keep things contained while the boat is in motion. Soft Sunbrella drapes add a elegant note as well as warm up all the difficult surfaces in the cabin.

A stack of coffee table books topped with a ship captain’s hat is a smart detail.

The Caesarstone dining table matches the counter, producing a cohesive look. The SeaX chairs are influenced by the sailboats of the America’s Cup.

Here is owner Cathy in the boat’s full kitchen.

A single-lever faucet, stainless-steel sink as well as marine-style recessed pulls impart nautical character in the kitchen area area.

Teak walls as well as millwork type a smooth envelope in the effective bathroom.

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