Concrete proves its warmth in this impressive Martis Camp estate that blurs indoor and outdoor spaces   Thomas Edison—father of the light bulb, phonograph and early motion picture camera—also designed and built the first concrete homes in 1908, many of which are still standing and inhabited even...

Modern and traditional styles blend in this thoughtfully designed mountain home   The Grass family simply outgrew their first Martis Camp home. With prowess gleaned from the experience, the Bay Area couple embarked on their next project with valuable building savvy and a honed vision of their...

Fresh yet timeless lakefront home on Tahoe's West Shore draws inspiration from classic shoreline dwellings   At the intersection of land and water, Tahoe architecture has traditionally drawn inspiration from the pine-clad topography of the surrounding peaks. Mountain and mountain modern architecture dominate the 72 miles of...

Three barn-like forms combine for a modern Martis Camp farmhouse   In architecture, creating a sense of simplicity isn’t exactly easy. It’s a matter of restraint, of simultaneously showcasing yet streamlining the design. Such was the case for one Martis Camp home. The Bay Area–based homeowners approached...

Ski-loving family builds mountain dream home on historic property   Award: Mountain Retreat Building Design: Joel Sherman of JLS Design Builder: Jude Gavigan of In House Builders Interior Design: Owner and builder Square Feet: 2,953 main house, 386 guesthouse Year Complete: 2016   When speaking of how and where the modern ski experience was...

Ritz-Carlton’s new Lake Club indulges guests in stylish and fun lakefront amenities   Guests checking into the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe just got another reason to smile: The Lake Club, an upscale beach house launched last summer to provide the five-star property’s patrons with an exclusive waterfront spot...

Modern home nestled into hillside fits slyly into established west Reno neighborhood   Many of the homes found in well-established west Reno neighborhoods have been in place for decades, the aesthetic mix varying between classic ranch houses, stucco-clad high-desert spreads with a touch of Mission detailing, and...

Before the remodel, courtesy photo   Former caretaker’s home receives an attractive makeover   The trophy lot abutting Lake Tahoe’s intoxicating blue expanse was a coveted find for a Bay Area family of five. But the existing structure—a three-car garage with an outdated living space above—needed an extensive facelift....