Lift 76: 86', 35°, Gorgeous, Beautifully integrated into cottage and boathouse.

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity).
Track: 86' at 35°
Year: 2017

When I first walked up and down the stairs, looking at all the angles to best locate the the lift, I wondered how we could possibly build it without damaging the existing and refined aesthetic present in every detail. We worked with the owner and with Steven and Scott at Vision Contracting to choose station locations, and therefore the track line, that integrated those stations beautifully into the landscape and the buildings. We continued to work with Steven and Scott throughout the build; even as we were building the track and installing the machinery and car, Vision was building the access platforms and railings. We all finished at the same time. It turned out great.

The upper station was designed to keep the pathway running off to the left. The cottage is behind the camera.

The upper station was designed to keep the pathway running off to the left. The cottage is behind the camera.

The lower station blends beautifully into the boathouse. The owner designed the cladding on the track to hide its' industrial nature and Vision Contracting built it.

The lower station blends beautifully into the boathouse. The owner designed the cladding on the track to hide its' industrial nature and Vision Contracting built it.

The track is both conveniently located and completely out of the way.

The track is both conveniently located and completely out of the way.

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The track hardly intrudes into the natural ampetheter formed by the rock wall and the boathouse deck. The PARK button moves the car up the track 15’ where its hidden but handy.

The lift is all but invisible from the water, all you can see is the cladding.

The lift is all but invisible from the water, all you can see is the cladding.