Nestled on a private peninsula jutting into scenic Mirror Lake, yet just a short, minutes-long walk from the heart of beautiful Lake Placid Village, this astounding 11,000 square foot manor home is an architectural wonder, a marvel of ultramodern technology, and a stunning example of elegant decor. Brilliantly designed by visionary architect Andrew Chary of Saranac Lake, built to detailed specifications by Cascade Builders, and impeccably decorated by renowned interior designer (and founding light of the Adirondack Style Renaissance) Ann Stillman O’Leary, this exquisite property is undoubtedly one of the most unique and beautiful homes you will find anywhere in the Adirondacks, if not the world.
Custom built, outfitted by the best expert craftsmen available, and lovingly landscaped with native Adirondack plants, trees and shrubs, this dazzling property was designed with a specific theme in mind: “You can’t tell if it was built yesterday or 100 years ago.” In fact, the home was built from the ground up in 2005 on the tidy parcel — slightly under one acre, with 325 feet of lakefront shoreline — after plans to renovate the original house located on the grounds were abandoned in favor of a brand new project. And undoubtedly that project has achieved its goal in spectacular fashion. Nothing has been overlooked in creating a domestic paradise which is at once private, but not secluded; elegant, yet casual; classic, yet completely modern; and remarkably spacious while remaining astoundingly intimate. By any measure, it’s a singular achievement you simply must see to fully appreciate.