The task was to replace a lakeside house built by the grandfather many years ago with a new one that could welcome an expanding family of three generations all vacationing together.
A challenge was to design a plan on a long and narrow footprint that was in close proximity to waterfront and heritage trees while having all the right proportions including large open common areas, cathedral ceilings and a loft.
Building to LEED standards made for greater efficiencies. Pre-built insulated wall panels reduced costs and waste, in addition to stimulating the local economy. Reclaimed elements, such as kitchen cabinets and metal balusters, were incorporated into this sustainable design.
After having 25 years of experience building country homes we were proud that our very first LEED construction earned a gold standard.