An Unorthodox Houseboat in Sausalito Gives Its Owner Permission to Play

Architect Craig Steely drew from the area’s bohemian history and traditional Chinese motifs to create this unique floating haven.
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In 2017, lawyer Hanna Bui, who had been living and working in Silicon Valley for 20 years, sought a change of pace from suburbia. Her son was off to college, and she longed to live close to water.

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Zahid Sardar
Zahid Sardar is an author specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. He currently writes the Material World column for the San Francisco Chronicle.


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