Waterside Retreats: Unique Lake House With Asian Style

Situated on the west side of Lake George, this handsome home in Hague, N.Y., features a unique blend of Japanese and Adirondack styles. Live-edge furniture and oak floors infuse the interior with warmth, while two large porches and a dock promise to draw the owners outside.

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Photo By: Elizabeth Pedinotti Haynes

Three-Story Lake House With Private Dock

With the Adirondack Mountains on one side and Lake George on the other, the town of Hague, N.Y., is an idyllic escape from big city living. Here, a three-story lake house with large porches and a private dock encourages its owners to slow down and soak up the natural beauty.

Winding Driveway Leads to N.Y. Lake House

The approach to this handsome vacation home in Hague, N.Y., is certainly scenic, with tall trees, rolling hills and Lake George visible in the distance. A winding drive follows the slope of the yard down to the garage, where there's plenty of space for guests to park their cars.

Rustic Lake House Defined By Wood & Stone

The exterior of the lake house is defined by materials like locally milled douglas fir, eastern white bark on cedar planks, poplar bark shakes and New Baltimore Stone that was quarried close to the project site. In turn, the home feels perfectly in tune with its environment.

Lake House Blends Asian, Adirondack Styles

From this view, guests can see that the lake house takes cues from both Japanese and regional Adirondack styles. The towering architecture and curved overhangs were inspired by the former and evoke a sense of quiet tranquility, while the rugged materials -- in line with Adirondack tradition -- help the home complement its surroundings.

Lake House Boasts Spacious Open Floor Plan

Though designed for a family of four, this home has a spacious interior that can easily accommodate a large group of people. When they're not in the great room, guests can gather in the eat-in kitchen, breakfast nook or dining area, or enjoy lake views from the screened-in porch.

Rustic Open Kitchen With Live-Edge Island

With a live-edge walnut counter, this open kitchen straddles the line between rustic and contemporary styles. The same goes for the other side of the island, where polished concrete and a chrome sink give the owners room to prep dinner and wash dishes after.

Dining Room Pairs Wood Table, Acrylic Chairs

Just like the kitchen, this dining area is all about balance; a reclaimed wood table anchors the space, while eight ghost chairs provide some seriously stylish seating. Recessed lights illuminate the space for use in the evening.

Wood Accents Infuse Kitchen With Warmth

Local materials are prominent throughout the home, appearing as rustic white oak floors, live-edge walnut accents, reclaimed wood beams and barn siding along the island. These details not only infuse each space with warmth, but also create cohesion between the home's interior and exterior.

Neutral Breakfast Nook With Lake Views

Breakfast is better with a view, don't you think? A large picture window makes it possible in this nook, filling the space with light and showcasing Lake George just outside. Meanwhile, a round table and four ghost chairs invite the owners to sit back and sip their coffee in style.

Powder Room Shines With Copper Treatment

This powder room positively *shines* thanks to a metallic wall treatment. A modern black vanity with a copper basin sink complements the design and makes the small space feel sleek and sophisticated.

Rustic Stone Fireplace Anchors Sitting Area

A huge stone fireplace anchors the far wall, furthering the home's rustic aesthetic. Here, a neutral sofa, twin armchairs and a wood coffee table create a comfortable sitting area where the owners and their guests can relax after a day on the lake.

Sliding Glass Doors Grant Access to Porch

Sliding glass doors create a seamless transition to the screened-in porch and deck. This space was purposefully constructed by the architects to increase the home's usable floor plan by over 50% and give the owners another space to relax.

Screened-In Porch Boasts Plenty of Seating

One thing is for sure: there's no shortage of seating on this porch. Plush armchairs and ottomans line both sides of the room, with fans overhead promising to keep guests cool.

Sconces Cast Glow Across Screened-In Porch

This screened-in porch allows the owners to enjoy fresh air, sunshine and water views without the pesky mosquitos. And once the sun goes down? Well, the modern sconces switch on and create a cozy atmosphere.

Wood Staircase Lined With Bookshelves

Built-in bookshelves transform an everyday staircase into an interactive display. As they ascend the steps, visitors can pause to admire family photographs or borrow a book for late-night reading.

Blue Master Bedroom Overlooks Lake

Blue walls become a soothing backdrop for the master bedroom, echoing the color of the lake in the distance. To draw even more attention to the view, the designers put thick black trim around the windows.

Master Bathroom Boasts Large Soaking Tub

Stepping into the master bathroom reveals a sleek glass shower and a luxurious soaking tub. Because it's positioned right below the window, the tub allows the owners to bathe in natural light while still enjoying some privacy.

Lake House Includes Deck and Lower Lawn

From the screened-in porch, the owners can follow a staircase down to the deck and lower lawn. Thanks to the yard's natural slope, the kiddos can play tag and race right to the water's edge.

Secluded Lake House Allows for Stargazing

As the sun dips towards the horizon, it casts a golden glow across the whole back porch. And once it completely sets? Well, the owners can break out the telescope for some spectacular stargazing.

Flowers, Shrubs Soften Lake House Exterior

Because clean lines dominate the exterior, a small round window adds instant visual appeal. Flowers and shrubs soften the stone siding as well.

Home Equipped With Eco-Friendly Features

This lake house isn't just beautiful; it's also highly sustainable. The house is pursuing LEED Silver certification, and features a geothermal heating and cooling system combined with a high performance thermal envelope, LED lights and highly insulated SIP panels and radiant barriers in the roof.

Overhangs Offer Shelter From Sun, Rain

Those overhangs actually wrap around the side of the house, providing a little relief from the afternoon sun. Meanwhile, stone pavers create a path through the trees down to the water.

Stone Pavers Connect Garage & Main House

Smooth stone pavers lead from the garage to the main house, ensuring that guests arrive safely at their destination. Trees and shrubs decorate the path and give them a chance to admire the landscape.

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