Lakefront Home in New York Features HopesJune 6th, 2014 by DWM Magazine
Hope’s® Empire Bronze doors and windows grace a recently transformed 14,000-square-foot waterfront mansion on Lake Skaneateles, N.Y.
Originally built in the early 1900’s, the home was redesigned and reconfigured into a picturesque residence in accord with the late 19th-century Victorian architecture of its neighbors while accommodating modern craftsmanship and timeless, quality materials.
“The Hope’s bronze doors and windows were perfectly suited to this project,” says John I. Meyer Jr., AIA, LEED AP, principal architect and co-founder of Meyer & Meyer Inc. of Boston. “They provide an ageless, elegant beauty and the kind of durability and custom shaping one expects for a stately, finely appointed home like this one.”
The Hope’s Empire Bronze Series doors and windows are made from solid bronze that undergoes meticulous manufacturing techniques. This project included the Hope’s installation of 26 fixed windows—including five curved on plan—plus six operable windows and 11 pairs of swing doors.
The bronze was finished to a “Gun Metal” bronze finish by Hope’s. The five fixed curved on plan windows are located near the first-floor entry and provide sweeping views of the lake. They were curved to an inside radius of 201-3/8-inch and were glazed with curved on-plan glass to fit frames measuring 22 inches wide, 61 inches tall.
“Hope’s doors and windows have been used on numerous late-Victorian style homes,” says Ryan A. Russell, technical sales and marketing engineer for Hope’s. “But every project has its own unique design vision and the work of the architect for this project is an exceptionally beautiful example of that.”