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Big Springs at Northstar-108
Location:Northstar
Style:Mountain Modern or Contemporary
Architect:Kurt Reinkens - MWA, Inc.
Structural Engineer:James Austin Engineers
Builder:Jeff Cotton Construction
Interior Designer:Terry Hurt Interior Design
Photographer:Vance Fox

"A place of pure beauty and functionality" - Owners

It is a statement of success when the original design concept maintains integrity through to completion with barely a change. such is the case with this beautiful home.

The objective of this home was a transitional retreat from second home to retirement home with the space for family and friends. The large social spaces separate the master wing that included the sun filled bedroom and bath, art studio, office, exercise room, wine cellar, and sitting room, while at the opposite end of the home are three private bedroom suites and a bunk room for six.

The organic clustering of forms pleasantly responds to the ridgelines in the background when one first approaches the home.

The flow from outside to inside is enhanced by the use of exterior materials and whole walls brought into the home both functionally and sculpturally. The use of steel, reclaimed wood, concrete and stone assembled as sculpture unifies the design.



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Patio
Cedar siding
Shed
Divided Lite
Single Lite

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Cedar siding
Stone Tile
Gable
Divided Lite

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Front Entry
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Timber Trusses
Cedar siding
Stone Tile
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Exposed Rafters
Ashlar Style
Granite
Gable
Divided Lite

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Barn Door
Fireplace
Exposed Structural Steel
Blackened Steel
Exposed Beams With Wood Decking
Exposed Structural Steel Beams
Wood Decking Ceiling
Stained Concrete
Dining Room

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Fireplace
Exposed Structural Steel
Blackened Steel
Exposed Beams With Wood Decking
Exposed Structural Steel Beams
Wood Decking Ceiling
Stained Concrete
Great Room
Living Room
Single Lite

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Cedar siding
Gable
Divided Lite
Single Lite

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Cabinets
Lattice Ceiling
Stained Concrete
Kitchen

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Built-in Storage
Cabinets
Bedroom
Bunkroom
Divided Lite

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Railings
Cedar siding
Wood Shake Siding
Composition Asphalt Shingle
Exposed Rafters
Gable
Shed
Deck

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Railings
Cedar siding
Gable
Shed
Deck

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Cedar siding
Divided Lite

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Composition Asphalt Shingle
Shed
Divided Lite

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Cedar siding
Divided Lite

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Blackened Steel

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Cabinets
Bathroom
Divided Lite

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Cabinets
Lattice Ceiling
Stained Concrete
Billiards
Media Room
Divided Lite

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Patio
Cedar siding
Wood Shake Siding
Composition Asphalt Shingle
Exposed Rafters
Gable
Divided Lite

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Cedar siding
Exposed Rafters
Divided Lite

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Firepit
Railings
Cedar siding
Deck

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Railings
Cedar siding
Composition Asphalt Shingle
Gable
Shed
Deck
Divided Lite

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Railings
Exposed Beams With Painted Plaster Board
Stained Concrete
Stone Flooring
Wood Paneling
Divided Lite

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Exposed Structural Steel
Lattice Work
Blackened Steel
Cabinets
Exposed Structural Steel Beams
Lattice Ceiling
Stained Concrete
Kitchen

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Railings
Exposed Structural Steel
Built-in Storage
Exposed Structural Steel Beams
Stained Concrete
Mud Room
Divided Lite


Kurt Reinkens & Kristi Thompson - Principal Architects
Eli Meyer - Principal Project Manager
11165 Brockway Road - Truckee, California 96161
PO Box 45249 - Boise, Idaho 83711
Truckee 530.587.6257 - Boise 208.473.2581 - fax 530-587-0761
info@mwa-truckee.com