Reliving a strange, stripped-down season on the Freeride World Qualifier circuit   Concrete chalk. That was the texture of the snow on Taos’ We...

Like most architects, Clare Walton of Tahoe City’s Walton AE uses numerous tools and methods when starting a new design—sketches, photos, 3-D mode...

Everyone has been in a neighborhood like this—modestly sized houses, ranging in age from sometime around the Kennedy administration to only a few ye...

For most of his 67 years, Tom Carter has been a perpetual motion machine. The Tahoe resident has scaled Yosemite’s El Capitan 13 times, skied thousa...

American artist Gordon Matta-Clark studied architecture at Cornell University in the 1960s and went on to an unconventional practice that he referred ...

When building a home around a stream, many magical and frustrating things can occur. On the west end of Donner Lake, the magic won out over serious co...

Roger Carver sometimes speaks like he’s writing a movie script. He refers to himself in the third person. He finishes a thought like he’s writing ...

If you want a vacation home where James Bond would live and the Rat Pack would party, you call Ferrugio Design + Associates, the Los Angeles–based h...

Speak the words “modular construction,” and they are likely to conjure misconceptions in the listener’s mind. Visions of a doublewide house on t...

Far above the 13th fairway and across the woodsy creek corridor from the Martis Camp Lodge, a rather perfectly sited, beautifully designed and exquisi...

Schaffer’s Mill, the 475-acre private residential community on the edge of Truckee, sports an award-winning Johnny Miller–John Harbottle–designe...

In 2016, the United States hit a renewable energy landmark: One million solar installations on homes and buildings dotting the country. Three years la...

When a Bay Area couple approached Truckee-based Kelly & Stone Architects about building a vacation home in Martis Camp, their requirements were simple...

Constrained by inventory, but buoyed by still-strong prices, Lake Tahoe saw the strength of real estate markets across its four shores diverge increme...

Nancy and Ned Pike had rented in Tahoe for 30 years, but always wanted their own house on the lake. One day, they were out for a walk when, just a few...

When building vacation homes in the Lake Tahoe area, many people opt for log cabins or sleek lodges. But when a married couple from Menlo Park decided...

When designing a home for people who like to party, you start with the bar, naturally. At least, that’s how it worked out for the project team of SA...

Collin and Andrea Wilkerson had never been to Nevada when they put a deposit on a 2.25-acre lot in Clear Creek Tahoe. It was 2016 and the couple, who ...

Gonowabie Road. The steep and skinny one-way street that snakes down to the shores of Crystal Bay can be a tongue-twister to pronounce, tricky to navi...

Located on a corner lot in Martis Camp, the Hermitage House is a timber-and-stone treasure that offers elevated panoramas of the Sierra Crest. The own...

Tom and Peggy Hall lived in a beautiful home off of Washoe Valley’s Franktown Road, but for years they’d been talking about moving “closer to to...

When people think of MWA, Inc., they naturally think of spectacular mountain homes. But when the Truckee-based architecture firm was tasked with ventu...

The ski-in, ski-out lifestyle never felt so chic. Located in the Mountainside at Northstar community, the Boulders Residences feature all the sleek de...

What some may have written off as unsalvageable, Natalie and Ryan Schiestel saw as an opportunity to create their “forever home” in one of Tahoe...

For a family-oriented couple who long dreamed of owning a vacation home on Lake Tahoe, the six-year remodel after locating their ideal lakefront prope...

Architect Kevin Bryan was golfing at Schaffer’s Mill when he looked up at a boulder-strewn lot and envisioned the perfect orientation for the home h...

The Rotary Club of Truckee celebrated the community in glam fashion—with a “glitter and gold” theme—at its 41st annual Cadillac Ball at the Ri...

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