West view

View of the house from the road above. A bridge connects the house to the driveway. A double curved glass block wall shields the open interior stairway. Two raised roof areas provide extra height to the living and family rooms.

Summer View

A sloping garden occupies the space between the house and the driveway. Spring and summer colors fill the surroundings.

Entry Foyer

The entry is located in the middle of the house and opens to a two story foyer with a skylight. A square opening in the wall provides a view of the lake.


Every living space is provided with floor to ceiling high windows. The rooms open to large decks at each level providing uninterrupted views of the lake and beyond.

Lake View 2

Fall view of the house from Cayuga Lake. The house sits atop a wooded cliff. Full height windows at each level provide panoramic views of the lake.

Lake View

View of the house from Cayuga Lake. All living spaces are located on the lake side and open to large decks at two levels.

  • Location  Ithaca, NY
  • Client  Mr. & Mrs. Jagat Sharma

Located on a cliff overlooking Cayuga Lake, this private residence has three levels and is approached by crossing a bridge to the upper level. On this level, living areas on each end surround a central kitchen area. Bedrooms occupy the middle level, while the lower level contains a large recreation room flanked by three studios and a utility room. A second screened bridge provides access from the garage. Continuous floor to ceiling windows afford panoramic views of the lake and beyond at each floor.