There are houseboats that exude luxury and there are other vessels designed to make uniform flow between outdoors and indoors. Welcome aboard the Halcyon, where luxury and openness find a new definition!
This extraordinary floating dwelling, designed by Jolson, summons you to escape the hustle of daily life and immerse yourself in a world of serenity and enchantment in a houseboat designed as an idyllic retreat, seamlessly blending modern design with nature’s splendor.
Halcyon’s primary design philosophy revolves around harmonizing the interior with the breathtaking surroundings. It’s Jolson’s architectural expertise and understanding of the local environment together that make this a vessel of dreams on Lake Eildon, near Melbourne.
To feel unconfined and at one with nature, the Halcyon interior decor draws inspiration from the great outdoors, ensuring that the boat becomes an extension of its stunning vista. Here, the sawn-cut timber floorboards with their rugged texture seamlessly flow into the furnishings and effortlessly blur the lines between indoor and outdoor decor.
The houseboat has a partially covered top floor that offers a 360-degree panorama unfold right before your eyes. This versatile living space can be used to unwind, dine, and entertain. A linear bar, equipped with top-notch kitchen and bar amenities, invites you to indulge in delectable meals and refreshing drinks.
Descending to the middle floor you are greeted by four-bedroom suites, ensuring privacy and tranquility away from the boat’s decks and passageways. Further down is the shared living areas on the ground floor embracing the surrounding water through its windows. The unique window design allows the sides of the houseboat to slide open, transforming the interior into a luxurious outdoor living room surrounded by water.
The ultimate showstopper still is Halcyon’s glass staircase, located strategically in front of the windows, that not only connects its three floors but also invites natural light to illuminate the interior. This thoughtful architectural touch ensures that every corner of the houseboat is infused with warmth and brightness.