Finger Lakes, New York
From the street, this home is a quiet one and one half story cottage with a porch and doghouse dormers, designed to be a good neighbor to the small cottages found in the neighborhood. Upon entering, your attention is drawn through the home to a one and one half story glass window wall framing the lake. A diagonal view through the house to the hillside farm on the opposite side of Canandaigua Lake organizes the plan. A large reclaimed Douglas fir timber carrying beam traces the diagonal in the ceiling.