This Adirondack lakefront lodge with wrap around porches and stunning lake views was lovingly designed to seamlessly merge rugged Adirondack exterior aesthetics with turn of the century Craftsman interior style. Consisting of a main home and an adjacent guest & care takers quarters connected by large, elevated porches with timber covered walkways, this family home harkens to the lodge homes of the Adirondack region of New York in the early 1900’s.
“This building I would term a Craftsman - Adirondack fusion. The main house and the guest house are interconnected by covered walkways much in the fashion of the great Adirondack camps of the days of yore, where you could go from building to building under cover,” says Carlton Homes of Holmes, King & Kallquist Architects, the architecture firm behind the project. “The interior is a throwback to the Craftsman era of design, probably 1910 to 1920 era, with quarter sawn White Oak and other past era detailing, while the exterior is classic Adirondack post & beam with cove siding.”
With a desire to be closer to friends and family the homeowners bought the modestly sized one-hundred-foot-wide lakefront property in the Adirondack region of central New York with the intention to build a functional home that would allow them to gracefully age in place in the decades to come.
Equipped with stand-alone guest quarters and a unique windowed elevator system that also doubles as a vertical art gallery, this home was specifically designed around the couple’s day-to-day lifestyle as they enjoy their golden years together. With indoor and outdoor spaces that were purposefully crafted for dining, reading, contemplation, and taking in expansive lake views; no detail was overlooked.
“The raised decks give wonderful views to the lakes and woods around the property,” Carlton explains. “The main raised deck outside the master bedroom gives what is probably one of the most spectacular views on the entire lake down to the other islands and the state-owned land beyond that will always remain undeveloped. It also faces West, which was important to the homeowners so that they could see the setting sun over the lake.”
New Energy Works became involved in the project when Holmes, King & Kallquist Architects approached us to help construct the exterior timber components that frame the walkways and connecting pathways to the various buildings on the site, helping to pull together the exterior elements on the property in grand Adirondack styling.
“We have a strong love of timber frame and the responsiveness of New Energy Works,” said Carlton. “Working with New Energy Works is not a hard sell. We generally will suggest to a client that they visit the Farmington NY campus and get the production shop tour, and the answer from the client is then usually: absolutely yes.”
On arrival to the property the buildings are strategically arranged in such a way that visitors can see between the guest house and the main home though the timber framed porches out to the water, drawing the viewer through the overall project to the lake beyond, taking in the structures as they sit in their surrounding context. Ideally suited to its setting, this lodge home brings together time tested aesthetic style with tailor made functionality that will allow its owners to enjoy their twilight years surrounded by family and comfort while taking in unrivaled Adirondack lake views.
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Builder: Richard H. Lutz Building Contractors