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October 8-14, 2009 Volume 04 ~ Issue 40
Architectural Digest of Ellicottville
Pat Tretts Raises the Bar on Ellicottville Design
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As the developers, we have a keen appreciation of pristine land and the call of nature. Our LoftyMountain development is much more than a place for people to have a home on. It is also a placefor families to reconnect with the deeper rhythms of life.Being with family and friends and the joys, sites and sounds of nature is what living at LoftyMountain Grandeur is all about. It’s a lifestyle residence community, embodying rustic elegancethrough our award-winning timber frame homes – along with a mile of professionally designednature trails to capture meandering streams and lofty vistas of surrounding mountains with alltheir grandeur.My sincere advice to potential buyers: view the home, walk the trails, take in the views andlisten to the sounds. After your visit, tour other properties for sale. We think you’ll feel the waywe do and buy the one that keeps calling you back. We have con
dence Lofty Mountain Gran-deur will be that voice.Sincerely, - Developers of Land
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E’ville: Ski in/out! You willappreciate the location of thisnewer built 5+BR, 3.5 bathchalet, mostly furnished.
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$368,0003653 Cooper Hill
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$383,00011422 Bone Run
eld: Just around thebend from marina & stateland. 3+BR, 2 bath, energyef
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$285,0008940 Simmons Rd.
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$110,0006840 Leslie Rd.
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Put one unique contractorand one fashion mindedCanadian couple together andthe home they remodel willsteal your heart.The contractor is Pat Tretts,whose business of courseincludes his wife Julie, hisown crew, his suppliers, andoccasional sub-contractors forspecialties like plumbing andelectrical work. The Canadiansare Sharon and David Cairns,whose team includes daughterBrogan, and a variety of shopsthat stretch from Ellicottvilleto Springville to Toronto andbeyond.Ten years ago the home wasso ordinary that I must havewalked past it a thousand timesbut I remember only that it hadan interesting piece of stainedglass that featured a skier, andsome of those fake Alpinetouches that were the rage inthe early 60s when Ellicottville
rst realized it was a ski townand thought that meant it wassupposed to look Swiss.Pat and Sharon made a whollydifferent home of it – which inlesser hands may have meant just changing the tone of thesuperimposed affectations,but this was something else.I would put it this way - onthe bones of a rather ordinary1928 house, a new way of thinking set the house withinthe house free not unlike theway a butter
y emerges froma cocoon.Some details may help paintthe picture. You enter from aninviting roof-sheltered deck,then shed your outerwearin a modern entry hall with
oor tiles that have the lookof old steel, and an overhead‘snowball’ which casts snow-like projections on the wallswhen the sun goes down andthe light goes on.The expansive space thatgreets you next encompassesthe kitchen, living anddining rooms, and relies onamazing feats of engineeringhidden away in the attic andfoundation for its support.You tend not to think aboutthe structure though, so muchas the bench-lined
replace,well weathered mantle, andtiny glass tiles that make upthe
replace’s face … also,the gleaming, modern kitchen... the corporate conferenceroom-type dining table … andthe wonderful, wide plank,peg-secured
ooring thatsuggests both very old andvery new all at the same time.
Put one unique contractor and one fashion minded Canadian couple together and the home they remodeled will steal your heart. Left: Home goes from me-too traditional to mel-low modern. Center: Loft bedroom railings are recycled from local gravel pit screens. Right: Merging the house and its former barn results in rustic guest suite.