Mountain Home Awards 2015 Feature Articles



At Home in the Trees

Written By Jen Schmidt      

Northstar Mountainside community building brings the outside in Photography by Vance Fox

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Fresh Curves

Written By Alison Bender      

Curved rooflines and a 12-foot-high concrete wall define this modern cabin     Photography by Vance Fox

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Mountain Design, Cubed

Written By Kyle Magin      

Modern home requires detailed craftsmanship to pull off simple, elegant design   Photography by Vance Fox 

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Historic Reno Mansion Restored to Grandeur

Written By Kyle Magin      

An eight-figure cost and a decade of work brings new life to the Nixon Mansion    

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An Artisan Touch

Written By Alison Bender      

Dollar Point home shines with craftsman details   Photography by Eric Russell 

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Pitch Perfect

Written By Susan D. Rock      

A radio tower and tree trunk passageway are just two of this Martis home’s extraordinary features   Photography by Vance Fox 

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Eat, Play, Love

  A sleek design helps a Martis Camp family function at its best Photography by Asa Gilmore

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Outside the Lines

Written By Jen Schmidt      

Architect, builder re-imagine the mountain cabin   Photography by Tim Stone 

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Bouyant Design

Written By Kyle Magin      

Built to complement the forest, a modern Martis home floats amongst the pines   Photography by Vance Fox 

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Play it Again

Written By Kyle Magin      

Reused materials shine in Rubicon Bay remodel   Photography by Vance Fox 

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Old Tahoe: New Light

Written By Jen Schmidt      

A Malibu-based couple strives to retain the original 1920s spirit in their new lakefront estate Photography by Vance Fox

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Donner’s Dark Side

Written By Alison Bender      

A cleverly designed lakefront home gives an appearance of floating above water   Photography by Tom Zikas

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A Haven in the Woods

Written By Susan D. Rock      

A secluded Martis Camp home allows a Bay Area couple to see the forest for the trees   Photography by Vance Fox 

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Inside the Snow Globe

Written By Kyle Magin      

Generous windows and smart use of space make for a cozy guesthouse   Photography by Vance Fox 

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Taking Up the Torch

Written By Alison Bender      

South Lake Tahoe welder’s unique tree sculptures have family roots

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Big Family, Big Fun

Written By Kyle Magin      

This Martis home accommodates a family of ten with well-thought out spaces and plenty of room to breathe   Photography by Vance Fox 

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Eco Estate

Written By Alison Bender      

The Montgomery home proves sustainable does not mean stark Photography by Vance Fox

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Camp Out

A three-pavilion structure is reminiscent of East Coast summer camps     Written by Vangela Wightman Photography by Doug Dun

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Setting the Stage

Geometric massings and inspired interior elements create an efficient and contemporary home   Written by Vangela Wightman Photography by Vance Fox

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