Extension of a house near the lake
Residential expansion in New York. New solutions to enjoy light and scenery

The American studio BFDO has expanded a house located on a lake in the state of New York, demolishing the existing structure to the foundations and redesigning the spaces to enjoy the best view and natural light

To make the most of the breathtaking views and the light that reflects on the water of the lake, the American studio BFDO carries out the expansion of a house covering seventeen hectares, demolishing the existing structure to the foundations that are preserved to maintain the proximity to the lake

wooden terrace with lake view

Inside, the living spaces have a three-sided glass roof, similar to that of a shop, which offers a view to the south, west and north, thanks to the large sliding doors leading to the bridge

wooden terrace with lake view

The open space of the kitchen, living room and dining room is marked by a double-sided fireplace that separates the dining area from the living room. The portholes on both sides allow the light to reflect on the surface of the volume of the chimney

wooden terrace with lake view

The L-shaped kitchen has a 12-meter-long island surmounted by white Namibian marble, the same material is used for both sides of the fireplace. The adjacent rooms are located at the eastern end of the first floor and offer a wide view of the lakeside

wooden terrace with lake view

The volume to the north has been expanded to incorporate an internal staircase leading to the new master suite on the second floor. In the master bathroom, the bathtub is elevated with two steps in the north-west corner of the bathroom to offer guests a multi-directional view of the top of the tree. A skylight above the bed illuminates the yellow wall behind the headboard

wooden terrace with lake view

Outside, rows of herbs and flowers are planted while a " capsule farm " is built on the roof. The flora outlines an outdoor seating area, giving the master bedroom more privacy

wooden terrace with lake view

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