Lake Placid, located in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, first became a popular tourist destination in late 2019.th century. People first came in the summer because of the cool mountain air, picturesque scenery, and swimming in the lake. Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal Act, founded what was then called the “Placid Park Club” in 1895 and urged the village to change its name to Lake Placid. The first golf course in the country was built in 1898.
Over time, winter sports also became popular in the area. Lake Placid was positioned as an ideal location, and by 1921 the semi-remote vacation village could boast ski jumping, speed skating venues and ski associations. In 1929, Melville’s son, Dr. Godfrey Dewey, succeeded in convincing the International Olympic Committee that Lake Placid has the best winter sports facilities in the country. The town is now one of the few towns to host the Winter Olympics twice, 1932 and 1980.
Given the many activities of the region throughout the year, the new owner of this 2,800-square-foot home built over a lake is when not relaxing and enjoying the pristine water and mountain views. I have a lot to do.Listed in Colleen Holmes At $ 5.5 million in Engel & Volkers Lake Placid, the 3-bedroom, 4.5-bath boathouse includes approximately 0.5 acres of land with a recently built guest cottage.
New owners, completely refurbished in 2016, can park both cars and boats in this dwelling. In fact, this sale includes a high-end Duffy 21 electric boat and most home furnishings. In addition to the two-boat garage, the water level has a full bathroom, a heated changing room, a large heated storage space and laundry facilities. Outside, there is a large covered deck for relaxation, swimming and easy boarding on both motorized and unmotorized vessels.
Another deck wraps around the main level. The main level is a great room with a large open concept, mostly with kitchen, dining and living area. The flooring is hickory, the ceiling is beaded Douglas fir, and the large windows offer stunning views from Whiteface Mountain to the Sentinel and Mercy Mountains. The kitchen has luxury appliances and walnut cabinets, and the living room has a rustic stone fireplace and a wet bar with a granite countertop. The dining room has a fireplace with easy access to the deck. The deck features outdoor speakers and propane hookups for the grill.
The main level has two guest bedrooms with private bathrooms, which occupy the entire top floor. The huge skyscraper above the bed allows you to enjoy the night sky, the bathroom has a large walk-in shower with mountain views, and the large cedar walk-in closet has its own washer and dryer. .. A glass slider leads to a private deck with an outdoor fireplace.
The property also has a new lake-view guesthouse with a single car garage. The two suites in the cottage each have a private bathroom and kitchen. The property also features a charming playhouse and a fire pit for a refreshing autumn night.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors or relax indoors, regardless of the season.