nestled in nature

Perched on a hill, the house provides panoramic views of Cayuga Lake and the surrounding woods. A private driveway takes you up to a stunning entrance, marked by a colonnade. An informal deck provides a way to enjoy nature year-round.

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house invites the outdoors indoors

A house located on the 3-plus acre site at 1113 East Shore Dr. in Ithaca is one of the most inspirational homes in the Finger Lakes.

According to designer Ken Vineberg, owners Dr. Jay Russo and Paula Winner “loved Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese architecture.” The Winners hired Vineberg, architect Erie Bayles and Precision Builders create a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired masterpiece. Vineberg proposed a signature organic architectural design that met his clients’ needs, along with a functional floor plan to showcase how a house can be a piece of art. 

No matter where you go in the house, you will be treated to scenes of nature’s beauty, thanks to over 100 windows. In addition to providing natural light, the windows offer panoramic 180-degree views of Cayuga Lake, woods, a private gorge and waterfalls. The peace and tranquility of this property encourages people to simply spend time in nature.

The dining room is large enough to entertain in with custom built-in cabinetry and deck access. The deck extends the entertainment area of the home and brings you even closer to nature. 

From the dining room you enter a gourmet chef’s kitchen with custom cherry cabinetry, 10-foot ceilings, a center island and a light and bright morning room with another wall of windows. The adjacent family room has access to the covered colonnade.

The first floor also features two spacious bedrooms, full bath with an artistic glass block wall, laundry and powder room. The lower level features an activity/exercise room, two additional bedrooms and bath. Upstairs, the suite includes a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet, luxury spa bath and executive office.

Built in 1996, this home is minutes from downtown Ithaca, Ithaca Commons, Ithaca College & Cornell University. Additionally, it’s ideally located to easily explore what the other Finger Lakes have to offer.

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Richard Testa is the listing agent for this property. You can contact 

Richard Testa, Licensed Associate 

Real Estate Broker, Howard Hanna 

Real Estate at 585-739-3521 or at 

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