From the late 1800s to the early twentieth century, affluent families seeking an escape from the city commissioned and built luxurious sprawling homes in the Adirondacks. Inspired by the lush pine-laden hills and crystal-clear lakes of the region, these great homes with their natural rustic aesthetics defined a style that continues to capture the imagination of aspiring homeowners today.
Inspired by the organic craftsmanship of those stunning estates of that golden era, the master craftsmen and designers at Woodhouse present the GreatCamp, the latest in their impressive Adirondack Series of home plans. The spacious floor plan and meticulous detail of the GreatCamp echoes the organic craftsmanship of those palaces in the wilderness.
The GreatCamp Timber Frame Home
Boasting an expansive square footage of 4,318 square feet, the GreatCamp is a fitting tribute to the classic Adirondack camps, reinterpreted for today’s discerning homeowner. This stunning floor plan perfectly combines hand-crafted detail, warm stone and rich natural timbers to create a home that is equally elegant and comforting. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this spacious home is perfect for summer gatherings with friends and family, or a romantic evening for two relaxing by the fire with a favorite bottle of wine.
This is a home deeply rooted in a grand tradition but designed for modern living. As you walk through the imposing gabled entrance of natural stone columns and hand-hewn post and beam timbers, you can’t help but be impressed by the talent and skill of our architects and craftsman. Step into the welcoming entry and embrace the full beauty and warmth of the wide-open floor plan. The GreatCamp is a home that seamlessly integrates a generous dining room, an epicurean kitchen (with butler’s pantry) and a large inviting great room.
On the second floor, the same careful attention to detail and design abounds. Seemingly floating above the wide-open heart of the home below, the upper balconies and rooms ingeniously combine areas for both work and relaxation. A second bathroom and home office are adroitly connected by an open loft area to a generous master bedroom with private bath.
The considered attention to a thoughtful use of space shows in every room and, perhaps, this is nowhere more apparent than in the main floor owner’s suite. The GreatCamp provides a secluded, yet spacious, bedroom area complete with a walk-in closet and luxurious en-suite bathroom. Following a long drive after a week in the city, a busy day in the garden or ferrying teens to and from, this is your place to indulge and relax. This is a sanctuary for some real “me time”.
The open natural flow of the GrandCamp continues beyond the comfortable inside spaces to embrace the natural world outside. With an understanding of meaningful and ample outdoor living space, there is a hand-crafted timber covered deck and screened porch that wraps seductively around the entire rear of this remarkable home. This is an outdoor room like no other. What this amazing house offers on the inside is delivered in spades on the exterior. The options for family, friends, parties, and countless spontaneous gatherings will be the things that memories are made of.
The overall feel of the GreatCamp timber frame home is one of openness and light while still proudly displaying its Adirondack heart. With generous square footage and beautiful hand-crafted detail at every turn, the GreatCamp is the perfect one-of-a-kind main residence; a weekend paradise escape with enough accommodation for guests, or that dream retirement home.
Like all Woodhouse timber frame homes, you have the opportunity to customize the GreatCamp floor plan with your own finishing touches to make it as unique as you. If you are the vivacious type of host who enjoys being near your guests as you prepare a meal, consider the possibility of adjusting the layout of the dining area and kitchen to put you nearer to the conversation.