By Kevin Tampone
Otisco, N.Y. — John and Lorrie Anson wanted their home near Otisco Lake to blend in well with the surrounding land.
The property features stands of pine trees, streams, waterfalls and views of the lake.
“It’s as beautiful as any state park,” John said. “My main goal was not to mess that up.”
The Ansons designed and built the home themselves.
Lorrie is a minister at Otisco Presbyterian Church and John is self-employed as a builder and architectural designer. He was previously property manager at Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center in Skaneateles.
John said he took inspiration for the design of the home from the ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright as well as jazz music. He listened to the music of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny throughout the design and building process.