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Skaneateles Cliffside House

First Grandma bought a small cottage. Dad went to Cornell in Ithaca. The family moved to San Diego. Later Mom and Dad renovated and added to a lakeside house nearby as a place to return to upstate New York. Then a son and daughter in law bought a house two lots north. That house was lost to a winter fire caused an electrical line falling during a storm. They built a timber framed house while replicating the large decks and porches found on the previous house. After a few years, the daughter built her own timber framed home – also with large decks and porches. The extended family returns from California every summer to celebrate a beautiful lake.


Timber Frame by: New Energy Works
GC: Gary Mulvaney, Jr.
Photography by: Don Cochran

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