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We've been partnering with SunCommon to make available these Solar Canopies in New York & Vermont. A win-win of solar panels and timber structure that can add a form and function to your outdoor space. Thanks to Upstate House for including us in their Summer 2021 edition. To download a PDF of this article click here.

Timbered Solar Canopy with SunCommon and New Energy Works featured in Upstate House Summer 2021


Our thanks to Adirondack Life for featuring the Kovacs residence in their 2021 Home issue; and a thanks to Holmes King Kallquist Associates for bringing us into this lovely project. To read the article as a PDF, click here.

HKK Project for Kovacs featured in Adirondack Life 2021

HKK Project for Kovacs featured in Adirondack Life 2021

In the Gilded Age a tradition was spurred by Avery Rockefeller and Alfred Vanderbilt for residents of New York City to build rugged mountain family vacation homes away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Many families made the most of the rolling hills and rocky heights of the Adirondack Mountain chain north of the Hudson Valley. Keeping the trend alive, one Manhattan family, along with their architect Steve Marchetti, have crafted the perfect timber framed get away. Inspired by mountain ski lodges beloved by the family and tucked away in the hills surrounding Lake Surprise in upstate New York, this vacation home provides the perfect environment for peace and quiet.

Lake Surprise
The Douglas fir timbers, cedar siding and field-stone walls with swooping rafters over the patio make this stunning retreat blend perfectly into the wooded surroundings.

The choice to use a timber frame for this vacation home was easy, according to Marchetti, because the family wanted to emulate the look and feel of a mountain ski lodge and timber framing lends itself to a feeling of rugged comfort, relaxation, and a sense of permanence.

Lake Surprise Great Room