Reveals Great Homes of Canandaigua Lake!
program invites viewers into six beautiful homes that
all have one thing in common - a spectacular view of the
fourth largest of the Finger Lakes. Called "the chosen
place" by the Indians, Canandaigua is an upstate
treasure and one of the most enviable lakeside locations
in the country.
tour begins with an Italian villa that brings a "little
bit of Florida" to the shores of Canandaigua.
Filled with the work of local artisans every visit uncovers
a new detail. From the owner's original tile design in
the kitchen to the faux palm trees on the walls, this
spectacular family retreat greets and entertains visitors
on to the "The
Castle", built in the 1800s. The rich, pristine
pine paneling warms each room from floor to ceiling. One
of several cottages on the property "The Castle"
has been in the owner's family for generations. It enjoys
a rich history that includes many of the "rich and
famous" of Rochester's past.
featured was built by a couple who builds homes for a
living. They chose to build a year-round home on their
lakefront property and brought their many years of experience
to the project. The result is a home that blends into
its environment, while including top of the line components
in home furnishings and mechanics.
featured in the program is one designed with a strong
Newport, Rhode Island influence. The Ohio builder who
fell in love with Canandaigua Lake while attending a conference
in Canandaigua built his "dream house" during
weekend visits. In a sad twist, he died just 14 months
after the house's completion. The family that watched
him build the home, never imagined it would one day be
theirs. Today it is a family retreat enjoyed by generations.
number five is a historic home that was built by Senator
Lapham. Today's owners maintain its original architecture
while adding present day conveniences.
viewers will learn more about Canandaigua's historic Stone
Cottage which remains today virtually the same as
the year of its construction in the late 1800s. It is
a true "lake cottage" built with stone and "tree
beams" culled from the hillsides of Canandaigua Lake.