Fly in Fly out Lodge

Batavia, NY

The Owners of this magnificent fly-in/fly-out lodge had a vision for a home that would showcase their love of nature, animals, flying and big game hunting. Featured in the 2011 Design New York Magazine, we were proud to help bring this vision to life.

Chuck Smith, AIA, created the architectural design for the timber frame lodge which is situated next to a regional airport. Heather DeMoras Design Consultants was chosen to continue the Owner’s vision through careful interior design and selection of finishes, furniture, lighting, built-ins, and accessories.

HDDC’s involvement touched on every aspect of the home, from the Kitchen and Trophy Room design to each of the guest baths and every room in between. Drawings and 3D visualization were produced for built-in details such as the massive fireplaces and their surrounding millwork, the trophy room with its world map ceiling and floor with inlaid compass rose, custom molding, trim & paneling throughout the house, and a master bath suite inspired by an Oak forest.

A home of this caliber requires an attention to detail beyond simple finishes. Extensive tile designs highlight natural scenes and animals. Many portions of the home received artisanal paint effects to soften the scale and highlight architectural features. Artistic balustrades depict woodland creatures in forest settings. To ensure the continuity of the Owners’ vision, we assisted in the selection of furniture and accessories, and even assisted with the selection of windows & doors, exterior finishes and custom exterior lighting fixtures.

Interior details include ceiling fans with finishes and custom detailing to coordinate with the other custom lighting fixtures in the home. The Dining Room boasts a bronze moose chandelier above the dining room table. Along with custom furniture, other touches include a hand-stitched Mennonite quilt in the Master bedroom and murals by our decorative artist.