Big Springs at Northstar-00

One of the earlier homes built in Big Springs near Northstar at Tahoe near North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, this home was intended to meld contextually into the neighborhood of Old Tahoe style architecture yet have a San Francisco modern minimalist interior.

The exterior is redwood and the interior wood was chosen to be douglas fir as Pacific Rim regionally appropriate. The great room includes large picture windows framing views of the Martis Valley, a large granite fireplace, and is spanned by two large timber scissor trusses supporting a ridge cupola.

A unique highlight of the kitchen is island with dual facing sinks that make the task of washing dishes a social experience.

The young daughter's bathroom has a discreet feature of fiber-optically lit glass floor tiles that serve as night lights.

The home also feature's extensive use of Lutron lighting controls as well as a home theater.

Style:Traditional & Transitional
Architect:Kurt Reinkens - MWA, Inc.
Builder:Mike Moll
Interior Designer:Star Pierce Design
Photographer:Nathanael Bennett
Lighting Designer:Anna Kondolf Lighting Design

We hired MWA, specifically the team of Kurt and Kristi, to design our home in Truckee in mid-2010. They worked with us through design, contractor selection, and the construction process that ended in mid-2012. While the "gender-equality" of their team made them a comfortable choice for my wife and I, it was their design talent that truly set them a part. Additionally, as we went through the entire process, it was both their ability to listen to our thoughts and concerns, and their ability to read between the lines of our requests, that truly made the relationship so successful and special. If given a second chance, we would make the same choice in design professionals without a second's hesitation. Highly recommended.