The Lake House on Canandaigua plans summer opening

New York-based design firm Studio Tack and family-owned design house The Brooklyn Home Company are collaborating for a new hotel, The Lake House on Canandaigua, in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.

The Lake House—a ground-up, multi-building property that was known as the Inn on the Lake—is an independent property owned by the local Sands family. The current owners are the third generation to own a hotel at the location. 

Envisioned by The Brooklyn Home Company—led by brother-sister developer Bill Caleo, designer Lyndsay Karol (formerly Caleo) and her artist husband Fitzhugh Karol—the hotel will open in summer 2020 on the base of Canandaigua Lake. Other companies involved in the development include SWBR Architects, LeChase Construction, Passero Associates Engineering and HB Cornerstone.

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The first building to open will be the Sand Bar, scheduled for Memorial Day 2020.

The Lake House design includes a campus of buildings: the main hotel, creekside hotel, a new restaurant, the integration of a local agriculture non-profit New York Kitchen, the return of a reimagined Sand Bar (a town staple for decades), and the event barn. The hotel will also have a spa.

The Lake House will be a first-of-its-kind events destination for the area. The 109,745-square-foot events campus will be able to serve small happenings for 50 people, weddings for 250 guests, or 500-person conferences. The venue will allow for indoor-outdoor festivities with a view of the lake. 

In an effort to reduce its ecological impact, the property will be fully operated by geothermal power. The use of plastic will also be dramatically reduced at the hotel and its event spaces.

Photo credit: The Lake House on Canandaigua

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