A modern, high-end wooden house with a unique roof design, large windows, stone accents, and a circular driveway.

Mountaintop View Lake George, NY

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A modern, high-end wooden house with a unique roof design, large windows, stone accents, and a circular driveway.Modern house with wooden siding, stone accents, and a metal roof, designed with clean lines and surrounded by landscaped greenery.Outdoor modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a stone wall, wooden dining table, and chairs, set on a wooden deck with a view of trees and partial house exterior.Modern, high-end kitchen and living area with large windows offering scenic views of mountains and water, featuring sleek white countertops, dark cabinets, a large island, and stainless steel appliances.

The land our clients approached us with offered an expansive view of the surrounding area, high in the hills overlooking the narrows of Lake George. The existing house on the property was outdated in both layout and aesthetic, but its footprint was ample and well situated into the  edge of the hill. As the design progressed, it was determined that the previous faux-log wooden structure and framing would be removed, while the existing foundation was preserved.

The expansive and dramatic views of the surrounding landscape inspired our initial programming. Since it was important to give each main living space the best possible views and maintain the adjacencies the client desired between the living room, kitchen, and dining room, the existing footprint was extended parallel to the lake.

Through this expansion, a new formal dining room was minimally suspended between the façade and the new wood burning fireplace. The large floor to ceiling windows create a dramatic design statement and allow for the forest to disappear underneath a panoramic view of the property.

The project is a timeless mixture of Adirondack and modern aesthetic, incorporating classic finishes with the clean, angular lines of glass and metal. Locally sourced materials can be found throughout the home, including “American Granite” from Champlain Stone, bluestone, Douglas fir timbers, exterior wood soffits and trim.

Modern and elegantly designed living room with wooden floors, built-in wooden shelves, minimalist furniture, and a small round table with an orchid plant.