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Contemporary Residence on the Lake

This new 3,600 SF 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, two-story residence is located at 1645 Taughannock Boulevard, halfway between the heart of downtown Ithaca and Taughannock Falls State Park. The site has beautiful views of Cayuga Lake and is situated on the heavily traveled Route 89. Trade Design Build was hired for full design-build services, starting with site feasibility, concept design, permit and construction drawings, through construction.  The slideshow above shows theses stages of the project, including photos of the completed exterior.

Our clients purchased the tight one-acre lot with an existing condemned home onsite that needed to be demolished, and the site reimagined.  They were looking for a simple, contemporary home with clean lines and quality materials, that maximized views of the lake.

To meet these goals, the design team stretched the home out across the site and pushed all the habitable spaces to the lakeside of the home so that each space, including bathrooms, have an incredible view of Cayuga Lake.  An access corridor on the roadside has the added benefit of buffering living spaces from the noise of the highway. To ensure clean lines and a contemporary feel, the team used simple forms on the interior and exterior. The simplicity of the rectangle and pitched roof allowed for higher quality windows, siding and metal roofing. 

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