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Big Springs at Northstar-10
Location:Northstar
Style:Mountain Modern or Contemporary
Architect:Kristi Thompson - MWA, Inc.
Structural Engineer:Gabbart & Woods
Builder:Gerald Meng, Meng Construction
Landscape Designer:Nick Williams and Associates, and Rare Earth Landscaping Construction
Interior Designer:MWA, Inc, Jean Morell, and Owner
Photographer:Ed Asmus
Lighting Design:Light + Space
Square Feet:5,700

"Outstanding Achievement" 2007 Mountain Home Award - read article

"As a couple, we, like many, are similar and different. My husband is practical, traditional and focused. I am creative, more risk oriented and flexible. MWA listened carefully to our ideas, our architectural style preferences and to our lifestyle needs. They guided us regarding realistic expectations for our project. Kristi combines rare creativity and practical management skills. She knows when to lead and when to step back and listen." - owner

This mountain modern home mashed Tahoe lodge style with Truckee industrial history and threw in some Frank Lloyd Wright influence for good measure.

The result is something unique yet comfortable that fits the site perched atop the mountain at Northstar with panoramic views of Martis Valley below. One of the main functional objectives was to bring large amounts of natural sun light into the home which is accomplished with high clerestory windows, sky lights, and a large window wall with wood and steel stair floating in front.


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Chimney
Railings
Exposed Timber Trusses
Trestlewood Siding
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Exposed Rafters
Deck

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Bridge
Chimney
Railings
Trestlewood Siding
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Ledge Stone
Shed
Deck

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Bridge
Chimney
Railings
Trestlewood Siding
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Ledge Stone
Shed
Deck

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Bridge
Ledge Stone

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Bridge
Railings
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame

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Chimney
Patio
Railings
Trestlewood Siding
Stone Tile
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Corrugated Steel
Composition Asphalt Shingle
Gable
Deck
Divided Lite

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Railings
Trestlewood Siding
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Corrugated Steel
Composition Asphalt Shingle
Exposed Rafters
Gable
Deck
Divided Lite

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Railings
Trestlewood Siding
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Composition Asphalt Shingle
Exposed Rafters
Gable
Deck
Divided Lite

Big Springs at Northstar-10
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Chimney
Railings
Exposed Timber Trusses
Trestlewood Siding
Heavy Timbers/ Timber Frame
Composition Asphalt Shingle
Gable
Deck

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Fireplace
Cabinets
Exposed Beams With Painted Plaster Board
Exposed Rafters
Wood Flooring
Roman Shades
Office
Mulled Unit
Single Lite

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Exposed Structural Steel
Exposed Beams With Painted Plaster Board
Exposed Structural Steel Beams
Wood Flooring
Roman Shades
Great Room
Kitchen
Clerestory
Divided Lite
Single Lite

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Fireplace
Railings
Exposed Structural Steel
Exposed Beams With Painted Plaster Board
Exposed Structural Steel Beams
Wood Flooring
Roman Shades
Dining Room
Loft
Clerestory
Single Lite

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Patio
Trestlewood Siding
Permeable Pavers
Stone Tile
Ledge Stone
Divided Lite
Single Lite

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Fireplace
Cabinets
Lattice Ceiling
Carpet
Roman Shades
Living Room
Media Room
Single Lite

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Cabinets
Stone Flooring
Bathroom
Master Suite
Divided Lite

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Fireplace
Exposed Structural Steel
Cabinets
Exposed Beams With Painted Plaster Board
Exposed Structural Steel Beams
Wood Flooring
Great Room
Clerestory
Divided Lite
Single Lite

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Wood Decking Ceiling
Stone Flooring
Wine Cellar

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Firepit
Railings
Deck
Single Lite

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Exposed Beams With Painted Plaster Board
Carpet
Roman Shades
Bedroom
Divided Lite

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Cabinets
Lattice Ceiling
Stone Flooring
Breakfast Nook
Kitchen
Clerestory


Kurt Reinkens & Kristi Thompson Architects
11165 Brockway Road - Truckee, California 96161
voice 530.587.6257 - fax 530-587-0761
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