The owner referred to this house as The Motel. The existing home’s best feature was the spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains beyond.
My design philosophy was to maximize the access to the views and try to tame the 150′ expanse of the long horizontal ranch. Converting most of the windows to tall double hung units and adding a large porch to the middle of the building helped move it from motel look to a home. The homeowner’s extensive landscaping greatly improved how the house fit into the surroundings.
Builder – Ed Hamilton Wolftree Woodworking