Classic design meets modern comfort

“I consider the tone and texture of the wood species when I design a wood room,” said Diana Grater of Grater Architects, Clayton. “The tone of the wall should be different than the floor and ceiling. The same goes for the trim. I play the varying tones and textures to define the planes, much like one would use paint colors. The ceiling here, for instance, uses clear pine trim and beaded fir to break the ceiling into smaller elements.”

Camp furnishings are an interesting blend of old and new.

When designing interiors it is important to incorporate the family’s lifestyle and preferences in a cohesive way. By using selected furnishings from the original camp, the new camp takes on a sense of personality and history.

A collection of antique rocking chairs and family photographs are used throughout the home. Whether enjoying the fireplace or the water view, new wicker sofas and chairs are used for flexibility, they can easily be moved.

The selection of new American-made furnishings was based on classic style combined with comfort and durability. Rich colors are used in every room to complement wood interiors. Every room has its own unique style while blending with the overall design. All of the lighting used throughout the house is hand forged in Vermont. Each wall sconce and chandelier is an artistic interpretation of the arts and craft style. In the bedrooms, Pendleton wool camp blankets add warmth to the beds handcrafted in native cherry and ash woods.

The combination of classic design and modern comforts reflect the traditions of camp living and will be enjoyed by this family for many years to come.

Architecture and interior design: Diana Grater, Grater Architects, Clayton

Interior design, lighting and furnishings: Peggy DeYoung, Porch and Paddle, Clayton

Landscape Architect: AJ Miller and Associates, Syracuse

Builder: Robert Hayes, Town Line Woodwork, Canton

Subcontractors: Avery’s Custom Masonry, North Bangor; G. Monnat Woodworking, furniture restoration and repair; McGregor Electrical, Potsdam; Scanlon Home Care Service, Potsdam; Roberson Plumbing and Heating, Canton; Thousand Island Property Service, Clayton; Rishe’s Custom Hardwood Flooring, Ogdensburg; Roll Lock Truss, Waddington; The Tile Company, Potsdam; TF Wright and Sons Granite, Carthage; Chips Place Lunch in Hannawa Falls

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