Mountain Home Awards 2013 Feature Articles



West Shore Refinement

Written By Alison Bender      

A custom home shows how ‘sweating the small stuff’ can pay off Photography by Vance Fox   Craftsmanship Award   Designer: Scott Gillespie, SANDBOX Studio Builder: Loverde Builders Interior Design: Linda Kleeman & Associates, SANDBOX Studio and owners Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 7,000 main house; 840 guesthouse

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All in the Family

Written by Vangela Wightman Photography by Vance Fox Built for multi-generational enjoyment, a Martis home highlights family Legacy Award Architect: Kristi Thompson, MWA Architecture & Engineering Builder: Cotton Construction Interior Design: Sally Ward Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 7,200

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Complex Simplicity

Written by Jackie Ginley Photography by Vance Fox A family's preference for clean design creates a modern retreat Modern Award Architect: Scott Gillespie SANDBOX Studio Builder: Crestwood Construction Interior Design: Owner Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 4,300

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Life-Giving Mission

Written By Kyle Magin      

Photos by James Brady   Commercial Award Architect: FreemanWhite Builder: Geney Gassiot Interior Design: FreemanWhite Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 34,000

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Custom Cool

Written By Susan D. Rock      

Unique elements take a home beyond now to wow Photography by Dino Tonn Interior Design Award Designer: Anita Lang, IMI Design Builder: Dianda Construction Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 6,558

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Redesigning a Remodel

Written By Alison Bender      

Photgraphy by David Duncan Livingston A century-old West Shore cabin gets a much-needed facelift  Remodel Award Architect: Ward-Young Architecture Builder: Loverde Construction Interior Design: Catherine Macfee Interior Design Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 2,946

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Subtle Green

Written By Kyle Magin      

Grand home keeps a low profile—and monthly energy bill Photography by Vance Fox   Energy efficient Award Architect: Nicholas Sonder Builder: MD Construction Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 8,600

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Urban Living for the Mountain

Written by Jackie Ginley Photography by Vance Fox Contemporary meets rustic in a Truckee live-work space Mixed Use Award Architect/Designer: David Baker + Partners, SANDBOX Studio Builder: Mark Tanner Construction Year Completed: 2011 Square Feet: 875 (residential interior) 390 (deck space)

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Arc de Triumph

Written by Vangela Wightman Photography by Mary E. Nichols Pond-side modern home breaks the mold with bold, personalized touches Outstanding Achievement Award Architect: Joel Sherman, JLS Design Builder: Jones Corda Construction Interior Design: Vivian Soliemani, Bethe Cohen Design Associates Year Completed: 2012 Square Feet: 3,221

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What’s Old is New

Artist turns rustic antiques into timeless furniture Written by Christine Rogel Brad Greenwood creates sophisticated rustic furniture from his studio located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. He takes an innovative approach to the craft, and in some pieces he incorporates mechanical components or carved images of natural scenes.       “I get a lot of inspiration from antiques…

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