A private family retreat located on Paradox Lake in the heart of the Adirondacks. Built in the tradition of the Adirondack Great Camps, but with a modern interpretation, the house sits at the end of a two mile road on 330 acres of private timber land with nearly 3/4 mile of lake frontage. Paradox Lake Preserve offers complete privacy, comfort, natural and architectural beauty, and a wide variety of outdoor activities year-round. The property's extensive lake frontage and acreage also provide excellent subdivision potential. The 4,500 sq. ft. home, designed by award winning architect Kurt Lavenson, AIA, has large windows throughout making the home bright and allowing all rooms to take advantage of the spectacular views. The heart of the home is a large central pavilion that contains the living, dining and kitchen spaces. It is supported by a massive stone column with a fireplace at its base and exposed trusses that extend diagonally out to its corners. The kitchen is fully outfitted for a chef with granite countertops, pro-style DCS gas range, Bosch dishwasher, and a La Cimbale commercial espresso machine. A Grand screen porch (660 sq. ft.) provides ample room for breezy indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The house has 5 bedrooms (one is an office/exercise room), 4 full bathrooms and a children's loft.
The property includes a large sandy beach and is surrounded on three sides by NYS Wild Forest lands. There are several miles of trails through the woods for hiking and cross country skiing and a spectacular wetland along the easterly boundary. There is a pair of floating docks connected by a swimmer's lane, a large boat dock that can accommodate several boats and a water's-edge pavilion. Paradox Lake is one of the jewels of the Adirondacks, known for its clean water, natural beauty, wildlife, hiking and great fishing. The 4-mile long lake is large enough to allow for all forms of water activities but also small enough to offer peace and tranquility. Accessory structures include a detached 2-car garage and an 800 sq. ft. boat/garage with a large generator for auto-backup power.
This property is ideally located within the east-central portion of the Adirondack Park - the largest state park in the country. It is easily accessible throughout the year and is in close proximity to the High Peaks, Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, Lake George, Gore Mountain and Vermont. It sits four hours north of New York City and 90 minutes north of Albany and provides a perfect getaway, refuge and base of operations during all seasons.
About Paradox Lake -
Paradox Lake gets its name from a unique occurrence which happens every spring. Melting snow in the eastern Adirondack Mountains flows into the Schroon River. Paradox Lake's outlet also flows into Schroon River, but due to the sudden increase in water, the outflow is forced back, causing it to flow in reverse. The word paradox, so the locals claim, means "water running backward" in Indian. Paradox Lake is an 896 acre lake located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in eastern upstate New York. Almost 5 miles long, and one mile wide, the lake averages 19 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 55 feet. Due to its proximity to Lake George, Lake Champlain and Schroon Lake, Paradox Lake has become a popular destination for those seeking a bit quieter and less crowded vacation destination. The area is best known for its spectacular hiking trails. The Paradox/Schroon Lake Region is considered one of the most scenic sections of the Adirondacks characterized by rolling hills, numerous lakes and ponds and large sections of untouched forests. A network of trails south of Paradox Lake offers access to this beautiful wilderness plus a chance to climb to the top of Pharaoh Mountain. The view from the summit of Pharaoh Mountain is quite spectacular at an elevation of 2,557 feet. On the opposite shore of the lake, accessible only by boat, a 2.2 mile trail leads to Peaked Hill and Peaked Hill Pond. Peaked Hill provides some stunning views of the surrounding area and Peaked Hill Pond is rumored to hold some fine smallmouth bass and yellow perch.