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Style of Surprise

Cold Springs, NY

A city-dwelling family built their dream home in the woods: a mountain house reminiscent of the western ski lodges they love, just a bit north from New York City along Lake Surprise. A massive stone fireplace is central within the classically soaring timber frame great room. The kitchen, mudroom, and garage flank the great room to the right; the master suite to the left. A timber stairway leads up to bedrooms and an office. Another stone fireplace dominates the outdoor living room. 

Outside, a swooping timber rafter over the patio lends a bit of whimsy and a modern air to the mountain aesthetic. A dark finish harmonizes the Douglas fir timbers to the cedar siding, allowing the home to sit comfortably in the wooded surroundings.