"Best Great Room" 2004 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Award - read article

Built on the very first lot purchased in Lahontan, this home was inspired by the grand Lake Tahoe lakefront estates of the early 1900's. The Great Room timber structure and stone buttresses were inspired by the work of Bay Area Architect Bernard Maybeck at the Glen Alpine Springs retreat near Fallen Leaf Lake. The interior walls are mostly wide plank sugar pine as found in the historic estates. The stone is locally gathered basalt fieldstone. The exterior is hand split jumbo redwood shakes, much garnered from salvaged logs and tall stumps.

Style:Lodge or Cabin/ Rustic
Architect:Kurt Reinkens - MWA, Inc.
Builder:Sierra Valley Builders
Interior Designer:Spirit Interior Design
Photographer:Jay Graham Photographer

Kristi and MWA designed a beautiful "mountain modern" home for us. She listened to our needs and delivered a floor plan an home style that matched what we were envisioning. With high ceilings, a very efficient use of space, and indoor/outdoor living, we are very happy with the design. The process was also very painful on our end and Kristi's team was professional and helpful throughout the project. She is very detail oriented and addressed our questions thoroughly. We are happy we went with MWA for our project!