This family was ready to build a gathering “Camp” nestled on a ridge overlooking the mountains just outside Lake Placid. After years of visiting and renting, a new house was to combine all of their fondest memories of summers spent in the Adirondacks, with the added benefits of year round living, spacious enough for multi-family gatherings and many summer guests.
A large stone fireplace built from local stone focuses the ‘timber framed’ great room and backs onto a secondary fireplace on the screen porch granting even more views to the mountains for the warmer months.
The house allows views from every side and rooms both large and small–the front entry porch, an open stairway, an office nook, bedrooms and even a bunk house
The house is covered both inside and out with exquisite natural wood siding and paneling, a visual testimony the heritage of the mountains and the craftsmen who built it.
The kitchen has become the hub of family life, yet too often homeowners face the same reality as this client – a beautiful, historic home with an obsolete, cramped kitchen built for the needs of a bygone era.
Our population is living longer. With that comes a need to recreate homes so the residents can age in place, which is exactly what these clients were hoping to do when they asked for a three level elevator and wheelchair accessible deck to be added to their home. This is a historic home with many complex rooflines located on a steep site; there was a concern that the elevator addition could disrupt the look of the home if not handled properly.