In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, America’s most prominent families built expansive summer retreats known as the Great Camps. The rustic Adirondack style was derived from these structures built and decorated to emphasize the use of natural materials, locally obtained. Alfred Donaldson wrote in 1921, “It can only be said that ‘camp’ in Adirondack parlance has become a loose term applied indiscriminately to anything from a tent to a palace created in the woods, in more or less isolation, primarily for pleasure and summer recreation.”
Adirondack style detailing was maintained during the remodeling of this surviving example on a private pond in New Hampshire.
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