Pond Lily is a striking modern lodge strategically sited on private lakefront property in upstate New York. The house is revealed as the scenic approach passes beneath magnificent willow trees along side the spectacular lake. The forms of the exterior integrate design elements indigenous to the pastoral countryside such as stone and wood, as well as expanses of windows to capture views of the magnificent property, while the minimalist interiors create a quiet retreat and gallery-like space for the client’s contemporary art collection. Sited to highlight views of the lake, the home was designed to appear connected to the lake and still feel integrated into the gradually sloped site. The interiors of the house are open and main spaces appear transparent with an indoor/outdoor feel and generous framed views of the lake. Gracious dining and kitchen spaces are also connected to the outdoor terrace that emphasize the indoor/outdoor lifestyle.