According to 10news.com, the homeowners weren't locked inside their ice palace - the home is a remote beach house that sits just 25 feet from the shore of Lake Ontario. "The violent wind we've had the last five days has taken a toll".
Although the photographer laughs off his misfortune, the effect of the windstorm on his area was huge, he said, with more than 160,000 people losing power, and some still not having electricity as of Sunsay.
This sensational picture was captured on the shore of Lake Ontario in upstate NY after the home was battered by water whipped up by freezing winds. "Some are still without power".
The ice house, as it's come to be known, is actually one of a string of frozen houses along the south shore of the lake in Webster, N.Y.
It sticks out from next-door neighbours' homes which appear defrosted thanks to preventative lake-facing walls and central heating.
"Bit overwhelmed by the reaction the "Ice House" is getting".
John Kucko said he was "amazed at how many people think I sprayed foam on the place" and posted video footage as proof. Kucko assured commenters by posting multiple videos across his social accounts.