August 1, 2006
This open-air boathouse greets arriving visitors to Indian Point Camp, a private home on a remote lake in New York’s Adirondacks. Made of post-and-beam construction, the boathouse shelters a custom electric cruising boat. Beyond the boathouse floats a barge covered in glass – a greenhouse. The owners grow their vegetables and flowers here to keep them from being consumed by deer.
Photo by Ralph Kylloe
The owner of Indian Point Camp originally sketched the home on a paper napkin, then created a small-scale model of the place to insure proper placement of windows, etc. The home was then carefully constructed on the property to not harm the many 200-year-old trees on the site.
As seen in “Adirondack Home,” the newest book by rustic design expert Ralph Kylloe. Gibbs Smith, Publisher, www.gibbs-smith.com, hardcover, 248 pages, $60.