Located in the Adirondack Mountains, Alfandre Architecture designed renovations for The Bark Eater Inn to create a homey bed and breakfast.
Originally, the main house for the Bark Eater housed 6 bedrooms with 3 public bathrooms for guests. We helped design 5 bedrooms, each with their own private bathrooms. One of the bedrooms was redesigned to be handicap accessible. When designing, we tried to keep the redesign within the existing footprint of the house with a goal of 4 to 6 bedrooms for a bed and breakfast. Along with redesigning the rooms to have their own bathrooms, we replaced the windows of the main house to be better and more efficient. We also replaced the porch and deck where it was necessary, as well as replacing the roof structure.
In addition to the redesign of the main house, we also redesigned the cabin by adding a kitchen, living room and dining room, as well as 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, compared to the original 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a living room connecting to 3 of the bedrooms. This renovation helped make the cabin easier to rent out to families or large groups.
“Bark Eater” derives from the English translation of the Mohican word “Adirondack.”