Lift 65: A Three-Station Lift That's Keeping the Cottage in the Family

Model: 4-Person 3-Station (750-pound capacity).
Track: 85' at 25°
Year: 2015

The upper station before the railings and gates were completed.

The upper station before the railings and gates were completed.

With the middle station and the walkway there are no steps between the top floor of the boathouse and the cottage and dock.

With the middle station and the walkway there are no steps between the top floor of the boathouse and the cottage and dock.

We tucked the lower station into a previously unused corner of the boathouse.

We tucked the lower station into a previously unused corner of the boathouse.

These cottage owners had considered getting the lift a few years earlier and the time to act was right.

This began as a 2-Station lift but, during construction-time discussions with the owner, he decided that access to the top floor of the boathouse was important and, with the addition of a horizontal walkway extending from the lift to existing second floor deck, a middle station made sense.

All the deck work was done by Tony Robinson Construction, based in Windermere