This client desired an Adirondack style summer home on a secluded lot that would take advantage of the lake views. The 1.2 acre site had to be designed to keep as much of the indigenous plantings intact as possible while allowing for a new home, a detailed garage, a new septic system, a driveway with a turn around space, and various footpaths down around the site.
The four-bedroom home is 2-1/2 stories tall with a vaulted ceiling in the great room that is opened to the floor above. There is a guest room suite over the three-car garage that is connected to the main house by a screened breezeway. A covered porch wraps around the entire home and it is screened along the lakeside.
Private balconies that overlook the lake are located off of the second floor bedrooms. There is also a new boathouse with a deck above to match the main dwelling. The entire house has state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical systems that can be remotely operated. The use of imported mahogany wood siding, careful detailing, and local stone, combined with the red and green colors used for the trim, relate to the desired Adirondack style.