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Lake Tahoe-03

2019 CATT (Contractor's Association of Truckee Tahoe) Award - Residential Remodel Project of the Year

An outdated Tahoe home in need of some TLC received a timeless update. The remodel celebrates the breathtaking views from the outdoor spaces to the thoughtful window placement in each of the rooms. The added interior space offers plenty of room for the family to cook and gather together whether it’s while entertaining or enjoying a low key evening. While more spacious, the redesign maintained the nostalgia of the quaint existing home.


Location:Lake Tahoe
Style:Lodge or Cabin/ Rustic
Architect:Kurt Reinkens - MWA, Inc.
Structural Engineer:MWA, Inc.
Builder:NSM Construction
Landscape Designer:High West Landscape Architects
Photographer:Vance Fox
Year Completed :2019
Square Feet:+/-3,353





At Spirit Interior Design, we have had the pleasure on numerous occasions to work with Kurt Reinkens and the team at MWA, Inc. Each time the collaboration has culminated in dynamic, successful projects that not only relay the creative talents of the architects, but are sensitive to the needs our clients. We have been thoroughly impressed in MWA’s ability to provide architectural services in a professional, timely fashion while always being mindful of the project budget. They possess the unique ability to skillfully facilitate and coordinate work between design team members, contractors, the building trades, consultants, and the end users.

MWA’s clear and concise communication skills and solid project administration have made our collaborations with their office smooth and efficient. Familiar with the politics and issues local to the Tahoe region, Kurt and his team have a proven track record in representing their clients’ interests in a variety of settings. Their team is motivated, well-organized, and possess the ability to move though issues as they arise, and simply “make things happen.” They appear at ease in a leadership role, frequently attaining the best work from their consultants, and understand that great design doesn’t happen in a vacuum. While one senses a certain amount of pride in their design skills, we have seen first-hand their ability to set aside personal ego, and work toward enhancing the team. I count this among their greatest assets.

Of course, a primary reason one hires an architect is to help make a building project a reality in the most creative, aesthetically appealing way possible. At this, MWA truly shines. Their experienced design staff is “top notch,” and is especially adept at creating spaces that are both energetic and harmonious while relating design elements and concepts to the existing environment and site conditions.

It is my opinion that if you choose to work with MWA, Inc., you will be virtually assured a successful project and, by way of getting there, a professional, quality service from one of the best design firms in the region.
Spirit Interior Design