Inverted Outbuilding

Lake George, New York

New Construction


Peter L. Gluck & Partners
New York, New York

Nestled among Douglas fir trees in Lake George, New York, rests a sleek, yet rustic copper gem of a structure. What began as a barn-building project resulted in a magnificent blend of utility and beauty that welcomes guests. The ultra-modern 5,600-square-foot guest house features rugged, yet elegant copper cladding and flat roofs. The third in a series of projects by New York City firm, Peter L. Gluck & Partners, the outstanding structure meshes the outdoors with the indoors through a wonderful blend of materials. Corrugated-copper walls in these entry/stair halls bring the exterior's dominant material inside, creating a warm glow when the sun hits them. The architect's use of contrasting materials, that included copper, wood and glass, created a dramatic design impact that was admittedly more contemporary than the homeowner's traditional architectural style.

Architectural Categories: Interiors, Exotic or Unusual Applications