Martis Camp-29

"Merit Award - Unique Vision" 2011 Mountain Home Award - read article
"Valhalla Masterpiece," Reno Magazine - Aug. 2011

"I would like to highly recommend Kristi Thompson for Architectural and Engineering services along with her associates at MWA. When we hired Kristi we were looking for a professional who was thorough, thoughtful and was interested in providing the home we wanted which was more European Old World than the traditional Tahoe style of home. Kristi listened and responded to our desires and we ended up with a home that exceeded our expectations. She first did research to be sure we were aligned on the look and feel we wanted providing images of existing homes and buildings in the Alps for our consideration. After many meetings and lots of back and forth we came up with a design that we loved that blended old world and mountain architecture. Kristi studied the lot considering the slope, sun angle, views and our desire for privacy and came up with an ideal site for the home. As the design developed there was a high degree of interaction ensuring our ideas of which we had many were incorporated. Overall we were very pleased with the result. Others seem to have liked it also as it won the Peoples Choice Award at the Martis Camp Architectural Show in 2008." -Owner

Location:Martis Camp
Style:Old World
Architect:Kristi Thompson - MWA, Inc.
Structural Engineer:MWA, Inc.
Builder:Sunco Homes, Scott Wallstrom
Landscape Designer:Rare Earth Landscape Construction
Interior Designer:MWA, Inc, and Owner
Photographer:Vance Fox
Year Completed:2009
Square Feet:8,227

I have had the opportunity to work with Kristi Thompson and her team at MWA on both new construction and remodel projects and have greatly enjoyed the collaboration, I am always excited when new projects designed by MWA come across my desk because I know the end result will always be beautiful and thoughtfully designed. They do a great job of listening to the homeowner's wishes and work to develop a design and that fits their individual wants and needs for their new home. Each project that we've worked on together has had a clear vision and an insightful design. As a result, it is very easy for me, as an interior designer, to continue working with the client to make sure that the interiors are cohesive with the architecture, I also appreciate how easy it is to work with Kristi and her team during the constriction process if questions arise. I have learned a lot from them and hope to continue working together in the future.
Katherine Elkins Design Ltd.