Martis Camp-113

2010 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards, Grand Design - "A Grand Plan Drawn in the Sand" read article

"Freedom of Expression" - Western Art & Architecture - Dec 2012/Jan 2013

This was the first home in Martis Camp and was built in 14 months. The home is 225 feet long and blends into the nature that surrounds it on the 1.6 acre lot. The home is a tribute to ultimate resort living and separates private and public spaces.

Location:Martis Camp
Style:Traditional & Transitional
Architect:Kurt Reinkens - MWA, Inc.
Structural Engineer:MWA, Inc.
Builder:Jim Morrison Construction
Landscape Designer:Lasting Landscapes
Interior Designer:Catherine Macfee & Associates
Photographer:Ethan Rohloff
Year Completed:2008
Square Feet:+/- 6,000

In late 2003, I sent Kurt Reinkens, a senior partner at MWA, a 3-page letter describing the features that I wanted in a house on a lot in Northstar. Kurt and his team took the letter and went to the lot (numerous times) and designed a house that not only met but greatly exceeded my expectations.

There were already houses on each side so Kurt and his team designed my home so that I had total privacy even with 72 windows! I didn’t need a single blind in any room---l did put a few but they were not necessary for privacy.

No house can be done without modifications along the way. Kurt and I and the builder Jeff Cotton did these smoothly and with total cooperation among all three parties.

In addition, Kurt continued to always look for ways to make the design better. His unique placement and design of windows not only captured all the views but as I mentioned earlier kept the privacy.

I highly recommend Kurt and his firm to do any architectural project and I would use them again.
John Atterbury