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Truckee-05

A dramatic transformation and modernization of 25-year-old vacation home. An entry gable roof form was added, along with a substantial addition, allowing a significant upgrade to the kitchen and additional living space downstairs.

Location:Truckee
Style:Lodge or Cabin/ Rustic
Architect:Kristi Thompson - MWA, Inc.
Structural Engineer:MWA, Inc.
Builder:Sierra Valley Builders
Photographer:GP Martin
Year Completed :2011
Square Feet:+/-2,533 existing and +/-682 addition





Maria and I want to thank you for the exemplary design and architecture of our new home in Martis Camp. We love it! It has everything we asked for and more, and we feel you really captured our vision of a timeless “Old World Europe Meets Tahoe” mountain home. All the views have been beautifully framed with the view of Look Out Mountain through the front entry being particularly spectacular. The outdoor living space is abundant and functional, just as we had requested. And the bonus wine cellar off the butler's pantry is as useful and handsome as it is ingenious; our guests are amazed by your intelligent use of space.

I will say that if we had to do it over again we would contract for the full package, having every cabinet detail, towel bar, TP holder, and wall art location planned ahead of time, as well as elevations drawn for each and every room. With the benefit of hindsight we now realize that it's critical to have all these details included in a “full set” before construction begins as it is the only way to ensure, for example, that all the cabinets end towel bars we want will fit perfectly on the wall space provided and in the location most desired. Relying on an interior or cabinet designer for these details is just too late in the process, and in the end I doubt we saved any money. For any future clients wondering, we highly recommend they go the Full Monty!

Thank you again for a great job. We will enjoy our Martis Camp home for many years to come.
Eric and Maria Clothier