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Lake Front Cottage Story

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 13:05 PM

lake house13People build new homes for a variety of reasons.

Sometimes it’s to get a tailor-made fit for their family or because a new home is energy efficient and saves heating and cooling costs.  Sometimes it’s location.

Location was the motivation to build for Jeff and Lou Ann Kane of Bristol, NY.

Jeff and Lou Ann bought lake front property on Honeoye  Lake about eleven years ago.  They loved the beautiful view, the peaceful surroundings, the neighbors, and a place to “get away from it all.”

What they weren’t in love with was the cottage.  The existing home was built in sort of a log cabin style.  Perfect in it’s time, and OK for it’s seasonal use, but over time the cottage began to be less that ideal.  The Kanes did enjoy the property’s modern barn which became great for storage.

The Kanes used the cottage in nice weather, enjoying the many activities Honeoye Lake offered.  Family would gather for holidays and weekends.  But over time Jeff and Lou Ann knew they had to make a decision.  Either sell the property or build a better, year-round, home.

The final decision came down to the Lake.  They loved their neighbors and having a peaceful place to relax.  Having town gas and water didn’t hurt their decision.

Next step was to find the right builder.  Jeff and Lou Ann talked to different home builders, and explored housing options.  Either wrong estimates were given or details lost.  The hunt continued.

That’s when they met with Gerber Homes and AdditionsJohn Graziose and Sharon Steck came to the lake front location and listened to what the Kanes had in mind.

Jeff and Lou Ann wanted a two bedroom home, that could be used year-round.  There are many winter lake activities they would love to enjoy, if they could be in their home during those months.

Three weeks ago, Gerber Homes began removing the old “Black House” which had been a neighborhood eye sore for so long.  The foundation has just been laid for a beautiful new year-round home.

Jeff and Lou Ann wanted to preserve some of the former cottage feel but take advantage of the energy efficient options.  Gerber Homes and Additions allowed the Kanes the flexibility of designing a home that will meet their needs.  In coming years it may become not only a get-away spot but also their year-around home.  Living and Vacationing, everyday.

If you would like to find out more about building a new home or adding an addition, give Gerber Homes a call.  (888) 437-2373 or email Click here to see what others are saying about building with Gerber Homes.lake house gerber homes

Topics: home builders Rochester NY, Remodeling Rochester NY, Lake front property homes, New Home Construction

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