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Lake Tahoe-01

- 2016 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards - Lakefront Award "Off the Hizzle" read article
- 2015 CATT Award - Sustainable Building Methods Project of the Year
- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition of 2015 Sustainable Building Methods Project of the Year

This 7400 SF residence set on a Lakefront property near Zephyr Cove on Lake Tahoe's south shore is a testament to modern architecture with a Tahoe twist. The client challenged us to eliminate all use of wood and stone on the outside of the building which lead to some creative uses of metal for siding, exposed structure, and even roof fascias. Using durable materials and principles of sustainable and universal design; MWA, and principal architect Kristi Thompson, created a home with both luxury and performance in mind. Features include a 53' operable pocketing glass wall opening the great room and dining area to the lake. A Retracting glass roof, Garage boat lift, and elevator make this a very kinetic design. Sustainable features include a full roof solar PV array, multi-panel solar thermal hot water system, hydronic ground source heat pump for house heat, abundant natural ventilation and light, and living green roofs.


Location:Lake Tahoe
Style:Mountain Modern or Contemporary
Structural Engineer:MWA, Inc.
Builder:Gardner Construction
Landscape Designer:Design Workshop
Interior Designer:Iron Horse Interior Design
Photographer:Jon M Photography
Lighting Design:Light + Space
Mechanical Engineer:Sugarpine Engineering, Inc.
Geotech/ Civil:Lumos Engineering, Inc.
State:Nevada
Year Completed :2014
Square Feet:7,426 SF Living + 2,066 SF Garage





It has been our pleasure over the lost nine years to have an ongoing working relationship with Kurt Reinkens. He was extremely helpful in the process of subdividing and developing our property in Trucker. His skill as an architect and his commitment to creating a symbiotic relationship between the environment and his architecture are well known. His real mastery becomes apparent in designing the structure to optimize the surrounding landscape.

He continues to serve as advisor for architectural review in the development of further home sites in our sub-division. We would highly recommend him both personally and professionally.
Dr. & Mrs. R. Scott Foster