An Adirondack Oasis

large outdoor patio with seating and a fire pit overlooking a green field with a lake and mountain views in the background

A former motel property was significantly upgraded when we transformed it into a private family residence. Additions and alterations were made to the main lodge to convert it into the main house while maintaining the details of its former glory. The wood floors throughout the home were refurbished, and all the original stone fireplaces were restored. The main house features an open floorplan with vaulted ceilings, a custom chef’s kitchen, a dining room, a primary suite, two beds, and 2.2 baths. Alterations were also made to accommodate a veranda on the back of the home with impressive views of the lake. The former motel structure is now the guest residence with four beds, 2.5 baths, and a great room that opens to a back patio facing the lake. One of the outer cabin structures became a storage shed, and the other became a kitchenette with a Douglas fir pergola. All structures include Douglas fir details such as timber ridge beams and rafters and standing seam metal roofs.

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Contemporary Lakefront Refuge

exterior of a large modern home with walls made almost entirely of glass windows

Originally built in 1978, this contemporary 7,201-square-foot Lake George home underwent renovations in 2020. Part of the existing home needed to be demolished to make way for alterations. A new 1,000-square-foot addition was also created. Excavation, new footings, and foundation walls were added to support the new structure.

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Lakeside Splendor

living area in a large home with views overlooking a lake

This custom-built family home on Saratoga Lake incorporates family history with the splendor of the surrounding Adirondacks. Much of the original cabin the family’s grandfather built in 1955 is still visible in the home. It starts in the mudroom, with cubbies made from the original structure’s wood. Passing through the mudroom takes you into the open-plan den flanked by an impressive custom fireplace framed in granite. Behind the main seating area lies a recreation space with a card table, pool table, and wet bar. Every floor of the house features oversized windows spanning the length of the open-plan rooms and offers views of the Lake.

On the second floor lies the spacious great room with red oak floors, cream nickel gap-paneled walls, and impressive 24-foot ceilings. Another custom fireplace with walnut doors and a granite hearth is on one end of the great room. Next to the great room is a temperature-controlled wine room and tasting area. Walking through the dining area brings you to the bright, welcoming kitchen, which features marble and onyx backsplash, a Quartzite countertop on the island, and Thermador appliances. A butler’s pantry lies off the kitchen. Open the Dutch walnut doors to see antiquated marble countertops and tile backsplash, incorporating pictures of the family’s pets. Past the great room lies a customized cigar room with a built-in climate-controlled humidor decked out in walnut on the coffered ceiling, walls, and cabinets, paired against slate flooring with oak inlays. A guest suite rounds out the second floor.

A second guest suite on the third floor is separated from the primary suite wing by a loft looking down on the great room below. The expansive primary suite features his and hers walk-in closets, a bedroom with views of the Lake, and a bath with a large double bowl vanity highlighting a center stack of cabinets over drawers with coordinating mirror surround.

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Elegant Estate

interior of large foyer in an estate

This beautifully custom designed, 25,000 SF home is one of a kind. Included are rich cherry built-ins, coffered ceilings and wrapped beams, custom hardwood floors, marble flooring, and concrete countertops. This project included a bowling alley, sauna, exercise room, gymnasium, and indoor and outdoor pools.

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Shoreside Cottage

exterior of stone home with patio overlooking a lake

This charming cottage was designed to complement the century-old Lake George estate, which has become an integral part. Extensive use of locally quarried granite, cherry floors, and thorough interior detailing combined to make this project a triumphant nod to history and a warm and inviting home.

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Lakeshore Lodge

exterior of green home with patio

In 2003 this structure was a 1,800 SF, single-story cottage. Once renovations were complete in 2006, it was transformed into a 5,400 SF, three-story Adirondack-style lake house. This exquisite property features extensive custom features, including fireplaces, stairs, railings, masonry, chimneys and patios, and extensive cherry woodwork and coffered ceilings.

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Atop the Lake

exterior of a large home with a screened in porch and bay windows

This beautiful 6,000-square-foot Brant Lake home is considered the “new” main house for family gatherings while maintaining the architectural history of the other existing structures. A timber-framed great room, a hybrid truss, and a stick-framed roof structure crafted of Douglas Fir timber span the ceiling, employing both traditional joineries and exposed bolted connections. The chimney includes quarried granite, the house’s exterior base, and white-painted cedar clapboard siding.

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Modern Forest Retreat

large wooden home with big windows in the forest

The owners fully customized this beautiful residence. It is a Douglas Fir exposed timber frame with an exterior of custom-milled cedar and stonework. The interior features custom millwork (done by the Bonacio Woodshop) throughout, including the cherry panel feature wall, kitchen cabinetry, armoires in the primary bedroom, and an entertainment center. The Bonacio metal shop fabricated the stair stringer and railings for the interior stairwell. Structural insulated panels for the roof and blown cellulose wall insulation add energy efficiency. The exercise area features an endless swimming pool.

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