A unique camaraderie between owner, architect and contractor leads to an immaculate Martis Camp creation   On a gently sloping, 3-plus-acre piece of forested property at the northeast edge of Martis Camp, Scandinavian design principles of function and simplicity were folded into Sierra materiality and lifestyle with...

Old World design and California abstract art contrast in a meticulously designed and built Lahontan lakefront   [caption id="attachment_9339" align="alignright" width="600"] The 25-foot-tall living room opens to views of the lake, golf course and Northstar, photo by Vance Fox[/caption] It takes a unique and discerning eye to see...

A talented team breathes new life into a century-and-a-half-old Glenbrook home visited by Mark Twain   [caption id="attachment_9299" align="alignright" width="595"] Historic Lake Shore House, photo by Carleton E. Watkins, courtesy California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento[/caption] At some point in 1863, Mark Twain caught a horrible cold....

Snowboarder Mike Basich fulfills childhood fantasy by building a one-of-a-kind cabin on his remote Donner Summit property   [caption id="attachment_9285" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Basich shows off a personalized sign he made for his property after buying the 40-acre parcel in 2004, photo by Wayen[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9289" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The...

A 1980s vacation home gets a facelift that’s both fun-loving and functional   [caption id="attachment_9267" align="alignright" width="600"] The original exterior of the home, which was built in 1981[/caption] When an aging Incline Village vacation home was ready for a long overdue update, its Bay Area owners set out...

Ski-in, ski-out home showcases a mountain industrial style   In 2014, San Francisco architect Steve Geiszler sat down with a Bay Area client he’d collaborated with on two previous projects in the city to discuss the client’s Martis Camp lot. “We were working this out together,”...

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