A straightforward design is based on a long, anchoring hallway and creating a hierarchy of spaces   Simplicity isn’t necessarily easy. From the road, the home on Martis Camp’s Villandry Drive seems unassuming: clean lines with a modest material palette of steel, stone, glass and wood. Yet,...

Amish barnwood and Sierra granite shine in this mountain farmhouse that pays homage to the American West   With the evolution of mountain home design grew the freedom to meld various styles, resulting in truly customized creations where multiple elements blend harmoniously under one roof. Such is...

Schaffer’s Mill residence combines simplicity with functionality to suit a full-time family’s needs   When a Bay Area family decided to move full-time to Tahoe, they wanted a home that reflected their mountain modern lifestyle. They purchased a half-acre lot in Truckee’s Schaffer’s Mill development and enlisted...

A rarified remodel in the Rat Pack’s backyard results in a magnificent lakeside retreat   Certain slivers of geography attract residents who transform that land into lore. Ranking among those larger-than-life landscapes like Big Sur and Laurel Canyon is a boulder-studded section of Crystal Bay shoreline that...

Cleverly designed Tahoe Donner home provides a practical and stylish mountain getaway   Sitting on a blue sofa beneath an Andrew Bolam painting of a wolverine, Joann Ellero, a self-described “scrappy kid of immigrant parents from Detroit,” announced that she never, ever envisioned the dream house she...

[caption id="attachment_8962" align="alignright" width="300"] The kitchen, which was previously walled off, features a massive island with solid walnut cabinetry and natural stone quartzite counters, photo by Vance Fox[/caption] The late Don Carano of Reno’s Eldorado and Silver Legacy had high-end taste, which is displayed in the...

[caption id="attachment_8951" align="alignright" width="300"] The entry features a heated paver driveway, reclaimed siding and architectural trusses, photo by Annie X Photographie[/caption] Warm and welcoming vibes rule in this Incline Village home, with an eclectic array of personal decor from the owners adding character to a handsome...

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