Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Adirondack Skiers Estate

The Ski House of the Day is this gorgeous Adirondack estate in Lake Placid, NY.  The home reminds me of the classic great camps of the Adirondacks with its abundance of rustic elegance and charm:

Skiing is at nearby Whiteface Mountain, and the quaint and picturesque village of Lake Placid is nearby as well. Plus, for skiers who might want something to do in the off season...the house is actually on the Whiteface Club golf course!

 This home (listed on the market for $1.2 million) is huge at 4,300 sq ft and is oozing with that wonderful combination of Adirondack charm and ski decor with its log timber construction, woodwork, vaulted ceilings, and things like the large antler chandelier in the living room:

It's unmistakable as a ski house with antique wooden skis along the wall...and the ski-pole floor lamp next to the sofa:

There's another antler chandelier over the log dining set:

In the kitchen there's a beautiful combination of modern (appliances, counter tops, etc.) and rustic (logs along the walls and log supports around the kitchen island)...and I love those log bar stools:

Whiteface can be a bitterly cold skiing experience...so the radiant heat in the floor of this home probably is a most welcome feature apres-ski here!

Also perfect for thawing frozen feet are the three native stone fireplaces in this house:

The home has five bedrooms (plus 6 bathrooms) with more Adirondack-style log furniture like the bed in the master (and that great sleeping chair in the master could come in handy too):
...and check out that great mirror framed in vintage skis:

Among the bedrooms is this inviting kids bunkroom with very sturdy-looking log bunk beds:

The log seating area on the balcony overlooking the living room looks like a quiet, cozy spot to relax apres-ski, or maybe to read a seasonal story to the little ones:

I love the Adirondack style and the warmth of this home....and I think it's a fabulous ski house!

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