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The property located at 26 Gilligans Bay Way is an well-designed three story abode nestled at the Southern Basin of Lake Champlain. It sits adjacent to a protected Adirondack Park wetland that cannot be developed. The property boasts incredible views up Lake Champlain and Putnam Creek that is a short paddle from this waterfront embodies a naturalist paradise. Accessible by kayak or canoe it is the ultimate utopia for experiencing wildlife. However, the beauty can transcend any adult or child’s mind.
The home was newly rebuilt in 2010 after a fire compromised the previous dwelling in 2005. Designed to accommodate many guests, the owners were mindful in every decision made to create this enjoyable space. The house can be enjoyed all season with its extensive heating system utilizing solar energy for floors, oil furnace and wood burning stove. For protection heating oil and propane tanks are buried underground next to the house. There are air conditioners in the upstairs rooms that are used for warmer days in the summer, nonetheless the rest of the house remains cool. Designed for efficiency with two small windows in the bathrooms on the north side protect from winter winds sweeping down from Canada, while sunlight pours in large windows on the Southeast side of the home.
Each room in this house has a private space to sit, read or unwind. The master bedroom is a comfortable sanctuary that incorporates a balcony and has a private bath including a bidet. Between the bathroom and bedroom enjoy the naturally lit granite counter for a makeup station or workspace. The guest bedroom is brightened by afternoon sunbeams and has a separate private bathroom and balcony. A laundry room and stairs divide the two bedrooms upstairs for easy accessibility while protecting privacy of guests.
The kitchen is a one of a kind cooks’ kitchen, designed for more than one person to communally cook lavish meals throughout the season. The ample amount of space provides many stations for preparing, cooking or cleaning. It is an excellent gathering space or place to prepare meals for guests. The long peninsula can serve as a buffet or breakfast bar or additional working space. Included in the spacious well-lit kitchen is an imperial restaurant stove with a 6 burner range that also incorporates a griddle, broiler, two ovens, and a high volume exhaust system. Also on the main floor is a dining area and comfortable living room that has a pull down movie screen and projector for fun rainy or snowy evenings throughout the year. From here you can walk out onto a large deck facing the lake with lots of room for guests to enjoy.
It includes a walk out basement with a patio protected by berms and planted hedges from which there is an evergreen tree line, a north side garden, and swing and hooks for a hammock. On the west side there is a flower and fruit garden with herbs. The large living room area can serve as an office or library where there lays a reading nook. It includes a small kitchen and bedroom next to the private bathroom.
The house is attached to the garage via a covered roof for icy or winter conditions. The current owners are on call for the local hospital and volunteer fire department so it allows for quick exit or entry and convenience. The oversized garage has a second floor that can be plumbed for more living space or utilized for storage. It includes a large walk in cedar closet for additional items or woolen clothing.
The lakefront property is a part of an association with yearly dues at $700, this incorporates mowing and snow removal. The house comes with two boat slips at the dock which are put in and managed by the association. There is a boat yard for off season storage of boats or R.V.’s. If you are looking for a new home or a getaway for your family contact us to learn more about this property!
Address: 26 Gilligans Bay Way
City: Crown Point
State: New York
Lot Size: .35