Like many old Tahoe homes, this home experienced many remodels over the years. First built in 1959, the owners outgrew the old family cabin and decided to upgrade. There original goal was to add a large dance studio to the house with 2nd story living space above. The project was never completed and was put on the market as an incomplete project. Eric Bervid of Bervid Custom Homes saw the great potential of the property and purchased it. He approached MWA to design a "remodel" to convert the property into a home worthy of its golf course location and proximity to the lake. The old cabin was converted into a two car garage, and the main living space was incorporated into the incomplete shell of the addition.
I would be pleased to be a reference for MWA. You have designed two houses that I have been involved with.
The first on lot 137 in Lahontan was a custom house for my wife and me. This house was designed for our needs and to meet the stringent requirements of the Lahontan Design Guidelines. We achieved our program goals, Lahontan Design Review Approval, and a building permit. We sold the lot, building plans and the building permit to a speculative developer who built the house with some modifications.
Last year we purchased a house which was built on spec by a developer. MWA designed that house. We were not “in the market” for a house, but happened to walk through an open house. We fell in love with your design. The house was well sited for views and privacy, very bright inside (an unusual situation in Lahontan), and fit our life style perfectly. Twenty three days later we owned this house. My wife and I are moving to this house and Truckee full time as of November 1st.
I would strongly recommend MWA to anyone designing a house in the Truckee/Tahoe area.