Construction of this new home on Clear Lake has commenced. This project figures to be most challenging due to the significant slope and elevation change on this site. The oddly shaped lot made it necessary to obtain several variances from the local ordinances which were duly approved by the town’s BZA. A small cabin was demolished at the base of the hill to make room for the new 4-bedroom lake cottage designed by the owners with assistance provided by Lynn.
Due to the unique nature of the site, the home is designed with somewhat of a reverse layout to the typical lake home design. The upper floor will contain the 3 secondary bedrooms as well as a hobby room. The middle level will have the master bedroom and a family room while the kitchen and great room will be on the lake level.
On a calm day, one will be able to watch fish swim near the shoreline from the upper deck that will be over 25′ above lake level. This deck will sit over a 3-seasons porch on the middle level, which will have an exterior deck as well. There will be a covered open porch on the lower level in addition to the one on the street level opposite the lake. Obviously there will be no shortage of outdoor entertaining areas and the views from these areas will not be blocked with traditional railings. We will be using an aluminum railing system that offers glass balusters to ensure a clear view of this spectacular lake.
The home will have some neat features like a dumb waiter, cold storage/storm room under the covered porch and a custom shower stall with two-sided glass enclosure. This home will be primarily maintenance free on the exterior with vinyl siding and manufactured stone. The inside will have a fair amount of vinyl plank flooring due to the moisture resistance of that type of flooring.