Dunham’s Bay Residence: Reinventing a Lakeside Retreat

Custom Lake George Architectural Design

From a 1980s home to an Adirondack Camp and boathouse, this award-winning, comprehensive project reinvented this lakeside property.

Nestled in a hollow and surrounded by lichen-covered outcroppings of ledge rock, the home is protected from roadside views. To enhance the feeling of privacy, the dramatic views across Lake George are preserved until you’ve passed through the car court and entrance and entered the great room at the heart of the home.

Designed to ‘grow’ from within its shoreline site, Dunham’s Bay features a combination of full bed and veneer masonry, mirroring the natural landscape. Deep roof overhangs and trellises support heavy timbers and give the building’s edges a softened texture and character.

The interior of the house features extensive custom woodwork, including built-in cabinetry, as well as dramatic light-filled ceilings. Reimagining the original layout, Balzer and Tuck created new spaces for relaxation and entertaining, including a large eat-in kitchen, dining room with a panoramic lakefront view, private office, basement recreation room, and screened porches on both the upper and lower levels. A new boathouse expands the property and doubles as a large deck with ample living and entertaining space on the water.


2010 Merit Award from AIA Eastern New York
Related Projects
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.

Start typing and press Enter to search