162 Jay Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
Multi-building estate designed to be reminiscent of an Adirondack camp. The site is comprised of a guest house, boat house, carriage house, and main house. The two-story main house is nestled into an hourglass-shaped yard with a stone seawall and detailed site features to take advantage of the dramatic views. A large outdoor patio and gazebo extends the living space.
The estate exhibits a high degree of craftsmanship and natural Adirondack materials in every detail, from wall finishes to outlet cover plates. Cut stone fireplaces, natural woodwork in the “Adirondack” style, a rich variety of wall treatments including venetian plaster and textured stucco, and custom Adirondack furniture complement the well proportioned and well arranged living spaces. The home features a theater, stone fireplaces, home office, and five bedrooms. The central great room organizes the open plan and large window groupings fill the interior with natural light. Post-and-beam framing exposes wood ceilings and hardwood floors complement custom cherry bead-board wainscot and trim.
Exterior details include four inches of stone veneer, a specially detailed slate roof, and custom-colored clad windows. Cedar shakes and siding are finished in a combination of natural and painted finishes.
Featured in “Adirondack Home” by Ralph Kyloe