The Ithaca Boat House

The Ithaca Boat House offers the feel of living on the water with out the waves. The upstairs living room is situated over the waters edge with surrounding windows, giving you a panoramic view of the lake and beautiful sunsets.  As the sun goes down and the stars come out, take in the night from the dock or the king size bed with a master view of the sky.

The lower unit is nestled directly over the water where you can relax and enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves as you watch the lake. It has a romantic fireplace in the living room and a Queen size bed.  The deck offers a large shaded picnic table and direct access to the lake right outside the door. The lower unit is also fully handicapped accessable. 

During the day, lounge on the dock swings or go for a swim.  Whether you want to relax or be busy... there is something for everyone.

Outside is a wraparound dock and wooden swings to enjoy the lake. A long pergola walkway covered in lights adds to the view.  

Both the lower and upper units have their own private decks with swings, comfortable coushioned deck furniture, and large picnic tables. 

 

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About

The property now known as the Ithaca Boat House began as a boat house.  The lower unit was originally the workshop and housed the boat and the upper unit was the wife's artist studio.  There are many unique features that are original to the house.  The large boat wench in the yard was used to pull the boat in from the water and the concrete arrow navigates you to the north.  In the upper unit the kitchen and living room built in book shelves are all original.  

My father purchased the property in the early 90's after it had been vacant for over 10 years.  After consulting with historians and architects, he developed the property in a way that enhanced it's use while still maintaining historical accuracy.  He built the beautiful pergola walkway and the wraparound decks along with transforming the lower unit into a handicapped accessible apartment.  

My father rented the house to long term tenants and did vacation rentals for a few years as well.  After my father passed away, I purchased the property and further refined the Ithaca Boat House into what you see today.