Adirondack Lake House

Built in 1987, the original home featured a large central fireplace, a loft in the main living space, and a screened in back porch. When the clients bought the home, it had three bedrooms on the first floor, a small, dark kitchen beneath the loft, and many small windows overlooking the lake. Overall, the space was divided, cramped, and dark.

Our design reorganizes the home into three zones starting with the study, moving right to the entertainment space and finally, the primary suite. The new central window wall in the living area opens the interior of the home out onto Tupper lake. This southeast-facing window is the focal point of the home, bringing in much-needed sunlight and warmth during the harsh winter months.

To put a contemporary spin on a traditional Adirondack home, the interior of the home is clad in plywood. Hickory frames the first floor and windows up to the height of eight feet while whitewashed pine frames the upper walls and ceilings, creating contrast and brightening the space. The plywood language continues into the basement, featuring a den, studio, and two additional bedrooms.

Project Credits

Year: 2023
Project Team: Mario Gentile, Tim Barnes, Samantha Hubbard, Zhefeng Liu

Collaborators: Redwing Construction

Photography: Jordan Craig