Additions and Renovations: Castle on a Lake

Project Objective: An unusual project for us by any account: the restoration of and addition to a castle-style country house. We started with the abandoned shell, exterior walls only, of what might best be described as an example of folk art, full of charm and quite idiosyncratic, but in extremely poor structural condition. The site is steep and rocky but with commanding water views. The project had great emotional value for the client, as the house had once been in the family.

Our job was to create a new, expanded, upscale family retreat while preserving the character of the original building. Also included in the project were the addition of the new pool house and garages shown. The result is a home that combines in equal measure quality, comfort, and respect for the site and the family origins of the house.