Woodhouse timber frame lake homes are a special place to call home. Sunsets and sunrises bookend one’s days while the gentle lapping of the waves invite everyone to unplug and relax.  Here’s a look at five spectacular Woodhouse lake homes that will spark your sense of adventure and make you wonder how long it is until the weekend starts.

Baliview Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home – Burdett, NY

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

This gorgeous timber frame lake house is comfortably nestled in Burdett, NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. It’s a part of the Woodhouse Ranch Home Series, but approaching it most people just assume it’s from the “Wow! series”.

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

On cool summer nights, this Woodhouse lake house lights up a like a beautiful wooden sailboat cruising the oceans at night, inviting one and all to relax and rejuvenate.  The high ceilings and impressive living space showcase a sturdy, majestic structure – a staple of all Woodhouse designs.  This home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms.  The clean lines and soft colors of the exposed Southern Yellow Pine softly beckon for family and guests to come and enjoy.

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

The Woodhouse design team incorporated many windows to let the sunshine in, reinforcing the natural beauty of the outdoors throughout the Western-facing home. As the western sun in the afternoons can be brutal in the Finger Lakes region, we designed a relatively large overhang to protect the home from the sun on summer afternoons. Our design team works closely with our clients to create a truly functional home on their site.

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

The back of this 3,163 square foot home offers ample opportunities for long leisurely lakeside viewing. View more photos of this Baliview Southern Yellow Pine timber frame home here.

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

3163 square foot Southern Yellow Pine Timber Frame Home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

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Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home – St. Lawrence River, NY

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

On the shores of the St. Lawrence River, stands this custom timber frame boat house. The arched windows reinforce the proximity to the peaceful lake; you can almost feel the gentle lapping of the waves while relaxing under the vaulted ceilings of the timber frame beams.

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

With 5 bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms, there’s always a place to find one’s own quiet time in this Woodhouse home.

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

 

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

But the wraparound porch is always beckoning visitors to “come out and play”. There are special times to be had sitting during a sunset or leaning over the railing with a glass of wine, drinking in the expansive beauty of the lake. View more photos of this custom timber frame home here.

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

5667 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home – Trumansburg, NY 

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

The best way to arrive at this Woodhouse custom lake home is by boat. When you climb onto the dock, you’re greeted with a gorgeous view of the lakeside home, perched on the hill peering over the lake. A winding walkway leads you to the house, but the long walk is so worth it.

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

Inside this spectacular Custom Douglas Fir timber frame home, Woodhouse constructed vaulted ceilings and a spacious living space that surround guests with a comfortable and welcoming majesty.  There are five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, but somehow a coziness still embraces this home.

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

The soft rose petal walls work so nicely with the graceful natural tones of the timber and afford many opportunities for decorative flourishes to reflect the gentle color scheme of this Woodhouse design.

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

For some, the generous porch provides ample opportunities for entertaining. For others, it is the perfect spot to pick up that dog-eared paperback and enjoy a little reading above the quiet rhythm of the waves. View more photos of this custom Woodhouse Douglas Fir timber frame home here.

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

5292 square foot Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home – Lansing, NY

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

Snuggled amidst the greenery in Lansing, NY, not far above Cayuga Lake’s waters, is this lovely Woodhouse custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame   lake home.  It’s disarmingly simple, but with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, this home is perfectly sized for guests.

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

Woodhouse designed the great room’s tall windows so that on sunny days, they let the sunshine stream in. During storms they showcase nature’s glory while you are safe and cozy indoors.

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

For nature lovers, a home like this is where it’s at. Nestled in the trees, Woodhouse built this home so that it feels like part of the woods. But it’s really just a short walk to the lake. View more photos of this custom Eastern White Pine timber frame here.

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

4508 square foot Custom Eastern White Pine Timber Frame Home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms

Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame – Ithaca, NY

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

This Woodhouse Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame lake home is filled with winding staircases and many spots to relax and look over the lake… or the rest of the home.  The wrought iron railings are an elegant contrast to the exposed Douglas Fir in this lake home.

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

The outside patio offers a pristine view of Cayuga Lake, providing a spot for friends and family to relax and enjoy themselves. Whether you are grilling a meal for the masses, enjoying a glass of wine with a loved one, or curling up to read a book, this slice of heaven is sure to please.

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

Above the great room, a highlighted feature in many Woodhouse timber frame homes, the impressive staircase escorts guests to an amiable loft that can be used for relaxing and gazing down upon the proceedings in the rest of the home.

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

This home has 4 bedrooms and 3 and half bathrooms. The master bedroom’s French doors leading out to the deck offer an invigorating view. It is, without a doubt, the very best way to start one’s day. View more of this Woodhouse custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame lake home here.

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

8516 square foot Custom Douglas Fir Timber Frame Home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms

The Woodhouse design team is expert when it comes to building lake homes of all shapes and sizes. Whether you are designing a lake home on a steep slope with the intention of shading out the strong afternoon sun, or locating your home right along the lake so you can dock your boat in close proximity, we will work with you to ensure a truly functional home. No matter what your vision is – we can ensure that we will design the lake home of your dreams with you.

Check out our pre-designed lake homes, or let us help you design a custom lake home of your own. It is your year to make your dream home a reality. Let’s get started – contact us to learn more!