Raquette Lake, New York
Kamp Kill Kare is located in the region of Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of mid-eastern New York State. Constructed by the Garvin families of New York State as a summer resort, it remains as one of the great Adirondack camps built in the early 1900’s. In recent years with minimal utilization, many of the buildings became in need of restoration and repair.
Of the 23 buildings at the camp, HQW Architects was responsible for the renovation of 5 major structures; the Casino, Boat house, Maintenance Garage, Spa, and the Gardener’s Cottage. HQW also installed new primary electrical services to the camp with distribution to all of the structures. All restoration work was designed and built to retain the rustic character of the original Adirondack style architecture. These included exterior bark coated log walls, railings made of tree roots, wood shingled roofs, and stone walls and fireplaces.