Each home we design begins with a story and our clients inspiration. As restaurateurs our clients desired a home to enjoy life’s simple pleasures in while hosting intimate groups that lure to the lakeside experience. With an incredible lake view, it was easy to orient the home with views of Canandaigua Lake, but we also had building height restrictions and a more narrow building lot. After the original cottage was razed, our goals were to maximize the experience of lake living and frame lake views on both floors. The results were awesome. We matched the serenity of the lake with natural touches of douglas fir timber trusses in the great room and gave a modern twist to finishes like the steel and wood staircase for a formal gathering feel.