The ingredients composing most homes are a foregone conclusion—kitchen and bedrooms and space for bathing, all connected via standard-width halls an...

Gliding across a clear alpine lake, the crisp Sierra air stinging my face, I found myself flashing back to some of the fondest memories of my youth....

As the design and construction process moved forward on their Olympic Valley vacation home, a Bay Area couple with lifelong Tahoe connections, includi...

For the better part of the past century, Frog Lake sat in relative obscurity in the rugged high country near Truckee—a serene alpine oasis visited b...

Grand in appearance, stunning in its details, this true expression of Old Tahoe elegance now graces a historic stretch of lakeshore....

Architects have a habit of describing homes in terms of language. Individual design decisions fall into a “vocabulary.” When design is done right,...

Ever spent an afternoon sipping wine in some fantastic setting and fantasized about building a really cool home cellar? Or in more recent months found...

Backing up to Tahoe’s busy, wooded West Shore highway and fronted by one of the loveliest bike paths to ever grace a community, an icon of twentieth...

When Jack and Sheri Wood decided to build the house of their dreams in the Clear Creek Tahoe community, they were immediately drawn to a secluded corn...

Hikers who find themselves on the wind-blasted ridge of Dicks Pass can be forgiven if the main attraction upon arrival is the peerless view of the dra...

Real estate is a precious Tahoe commodity, so when a West Shore waterfront property hit the market, a Bay Area couple who bought the house decided to ...

Some properties are blank canvasses, open to architectural imagination. Others constrain, challenge and shape structures, demanding something special ...

When Brian Rickauer and wife Cattarina set out to build a residence for themselves in Truckee’s Old Greenwood, there was no shortage of inspiration ...

What do you do with an aging lakefront vacation home that’s deeply treasured but in disrepair?...

A decade can take you many places. Or it can leave you in the same spot, enriched by the accomplishments of a program you are committed to year after ...

When Daniel Fraiman looked at the plans for a Martis Camp spec home, he thought it held promise. But then he had what could only be described as a cou...

Across the country, prospective homeowners looking to relocate to a stunning mountain setting have caught wind of Clear Creek Tahoe....

Many a Martis Camp dwelling is crafted in a mountain modern style, but for one outdoor-loving Bay Area couple, thoughtful planning and a handful of fe...

Set on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Tahoe Beach Club is distinguished as the first full-ownership residential community to be built on the la...

As I sit on the balcony outside my studio condo, the winter sun gently warming my skin, the realization is clearer than ever that my home is not behin...

Stout in form and grand in scale, the swanky structure on Martis Camp Lot 94 puts to rest any negative notions about modular home design....

For those who make a living designing and building custom homes, client satisfaction is the most crucial measure of success on any given project. So w...

Leave it to a lifelong local to encapsulate the essence of Lake Tahoe in a home design....

The owners of a lakefront property on Tahoe’s West Shore were clear with their wishes when they approached Kurt Reinkens, principal architect at MWA...

Striving for a transitional design that was contemporary in expression and traditional in form and mass, a project team created a timeless family home...

When two sisters and their families outgrew their childhood home on Tahoe’s East Shore, they enlisted the talents of architect Phil GilanFarr and Si...

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