Constructed in 2004, this Arts & Crafts style custom, select grade Douglas Fir timber frame home in Lake Placid, New York is situated on 8.54 acres of mature maple and beech hardwood forest with panoramic winter views of the Adirondack Mountains. The grounds consist of a low maintenance, professionally designed, organic Japanese-inspired landscape. It features a 16' X 32' patio, large boulders, stone walls, seasonal waterfall, fire pit, perennial gardens and numerous spruce and crab apple trees.
Hike, mountain bike, or snowshoe the groomed private trails located on the property or access the deeded network of trails that connect to NYS land. Canoeing and ice skating are possible on the community's own pond: Alford Pond.
When you are tired of enjoying the outdoors, retreat and relax in one of Lake Placid's most special homes. One might describe the style as Arts and Crafts with an Urban Loft twist. Enter the home through one of three timber frame entryways. The main entrance features a custom African mahogany door. You are greeted by a wide center hallway that runs the length of the house, accentuated by curved beams, tech lighting, and 18X18 travertine marble floors with a tumbled marble border. Large architectural series Pella low e windows along with 8"French doors make this house bright and cheery even on the dreariest of days.
Showcased between the living room and dining room is a custom maple, cherry, and Douglas Fir staircase. An additional focal point is the Tulikivi soapstone fireplace with wood fired baking oven located between the home's sitting area and gourmet kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets, and granite countertops. The Tulikivi, a supplemental heat source to the radiant in-floor heat throughout the house, is a beautiful functional addition to the homes living space and serves as an efficient heating and cooking source. A large mudroom with pantry and full bath rounds out the first floor.
Upstairs, the Brazilian cherry 8" wide hallway with vaulted timber frame pickled tounge and groove ceilings will lead you to the sleeping quarters. To the right is the sun filled, spacious and eye catching master bedroom suite featuring a large custom built window seat. The master bath is large and equipped with a glass shower enclosure with marble slab walls, marble floors, native granite countertops, cherry cabinets, double vanity sinks, tech lighting and direct wired towel warmer.
Another large bathroom services the additional two bedrooms of the home. This bathroom features a tub/shower combination, large linen closet, double vanity sinks, granite countertops, marble floors, and a built in bench. The second and third bedrooms are a comfortable size and include interior windows to the cathedral area.
The full size partially finished basement with an in-floor radiant heated slab offers ample storage and two rooms which can serve as a game and media rooms.
In 2013 a two story 25' X 29' detached timber frame carriage house was built. The spacious two car garage offers 8' doors and a workshop area. Upstairs, accessed by a private entry staircase and deck, features 14' high ceilings and a cupola which floods the space with natural light and would make a wonderful in-law suite or vacation rental.