LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK. 2015.   Designed for an expanding family clan on a steeply sloped wooded slot of land with a 100-ft. shoreline on Lake Placid. The main element of the house is a two-story frame taking in, as with a wide angle lens, the all-important lakeview. This form is squeezed into a parallelogram by the required side yard set backs. This main element houses family life on the first floor and three small bedrooms on the second floor. The frame extends out towards the lake embracing a porch which runs its full length.
A monumental stair slips off one end of the porch and connects to a descending path that switches back and forth along the steep slope down to the lake and dock and boathouse below.
The second, smaller element of the house, slips out of the main frame to extend back up the hill towards the road to serve as the main entry to the building as well as house a quiet master bedroom suite on the first floor and a study and office on the second floor. The study overlooks the two-story space of the living room below, and out across to the lake. The house is 3300 square feet, not including the basement, which is designed for future expansion.