New Homes

Magical Glass & Light

Currently under construction, this home is going to be stunning! Engineered to have floor to ceiling glass with amazing indoor/outdoor flow and a full professional chef style kitchen, we’re excited to see it when it’s complete!

Elegant Reno Retreat

A family home that weaves a fine line between the traditional architecture needed to satisfy the HOA requirements and the contemporary look necessary for large window walls that give a dramatic view as desired by the owners. The home also balances strength with simple delicate refinement as seen in the exterior and interior entry, stairway, and cantilevered deck with trellis above. The careful placement of windows maximizes views while keeping privacy from the neighborhood. The home also steps comfortably with the steeply sloping property. In addition, the craftsmanship is impeccable.

Mountain Modern Magnificence

The home is top notch from every perspective: site, architecture, structure, craftsmanship, landscaping, and interiors. A luxurious two-story home for a growing family. The first floor has two master suites, a guest bedroom with full bath, wet bar, and multi-purpose game room/home theater plus a powder room. The second floor has a third master suite, office, gym, full bathroom, butler pantry, wine room, mud room and great room that were designed to take in the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe. Not to be outdone, the landscape and outdoor kitchen provide the perfect spot for both family barbeques and fancy cocktail parties. Photos by Chris Murray Photography

Luxurious Lakefront

The bottom floor is the ultimate family fun center with two sets of stacking glass doors, one at 14’ wide and one at 16’ wide. On the 3rd floor main living level, they needed both daily family function and an elegant/comfortable entertainment space. To achieve this we provided a 24’ wide door that opens the living area to a deck and the lake beyond, perfect for entertaining and grilling. As they envisioned, the top level feels more isolated from the rest of the home; nestled over the garage/entry, it has an office, double fireplace, and multi-purpose gym/yoga/guest suite.

Mountain Family Luxury

Nestled down next to a tree lined stream, this large two-story meandering home provides optimum light, views, and access to its outdoor spaces. Easy indoor-outdoor flow is achieved with several bi-fold glass doors, skylights, and a variety of inviting exterior spaces and open interior spaces. The home features warm, rustic, durable finishes for easy carefree living inside and out, including wood and stone floors throughout. A variety of cabinet textures and colors provide interest with the Neolith counters. Unique features of this home include a glass window-wall that continues in front of the stone fireplace chimney, exposed trusses, a flight of stairs that are cantilevered over the open living area, a suspended bridge, and a “sky wall” in the master bath. A grand yet casual, rustic yet contemporary design with an abundance of natural light and views through tall windows and doors to the neighboring stream and surrounding mountains. This home is a great example of collaboration between owners, architect, landscape architect, and contractor to meet the various needs and priorities of a growing family.

Mill Creek Gem

What happens when a contractor and architect team up?  A Mill Creek home that sold for $725/sf!  This home is 4,210 sf and features a 3-car garage, 4 bedrooms and a large loft area for kids, young or old.  The open floor plan with indoor/outdoor flow, maximizes the site’s sunlight and views; making the home great for entertaining!

Bringing a Tropical Paradise to Lake Tahoe

When our client approached us, he had the vision of turning his lake and marina front lot into an island paradise.  Inspired by his trips as a child, with his dad, to Trader Vics, his love of hosing friends plus interacting with passing boaters, this mountain lake getaway is resplendent with indoor/outdoor fireplaces, a full sized Tiki bar and custom mahogany, teak and bamboo accents throughout the house.  The lot itself is on a peninsula with water on three sides, so the view are bountiful and the layout of the house takes full advantage of them.  The roof line was inspired by the Indonesion steep roofs, plus the prow of a ship, carrying the island/water theme from the inside out.  It also creates a unique and recognizable shape for boats out int he lake seeking the mouth of the channel to the marina.  The result is an award winning house.  For more pictures, a virtual tour and/or to make a reservation for this fantastic property, please visit

Malahide Manor

Dowdis Residence

A 4,882-sq. ft. home in Lahontan, a private golfing community, was designed to take advantage of two primary views: the green and looking down the fairway.  The main living area is two stories and very open with a truss vaulted ceiling and a large loft.

Tahoe View Lodge with Panoramic Views

The home was designed to maximize the unique views on three sides and has a large welcoming front porch. The property is three acres with panoramic views and extends back to the California border with steep dramatic rock features. The custom trusses that make up the roof structure give volume with character.  The entry has a circular stair with a water feature and the kitchen has a curved counter and cabinets following the wall of the stair.

Multi-level Lakeview Lodge on a Steep Slope

This handicap accessible home includes a two-sided, 5-stop elevator that connects two separated structures to allow for maximum allowable height and views. Because the home is located on a very steep lot across from the lake in Crystal Bay, vairances and phasing of the project provided maximum coverage and utilization of the property.

Tuscan Home with City and Mountain Views

A 3,500-sq. ft. home built for speculation in the Juniper Ridge development in Reno, NV. This home was designed to utilize and showcase the city and canyon views from every room. The home sold just one month after construction was completed!

Multi-generation Economical Mountain Lodge

A 3,713-sq. ft. three story residence for two families who inherited the small original cabin.  The design is fun, open and maximized vast views to the east, west and south.  It was kept structurally simple for a very reasonable cost per square foot to build.

Split Level Open Beam Wood & Stone Lodge

This split level home was designed for speculation and required developing a new access at the bottom of a steep lot.  A variance on one side was necessary to maximize the south facing exposure and panoramic vies of the lake.  The home sold within three years at the height of recession and for the highest price per square foot, needless to say it was a huge success.

Multi Level Lodge with Open Beam Ceilings

A 4,440-sq. ft. home on a very steep lot in Lahontan, a private golfing community.  It was designed with a very interesting shape that matched the contours of the lot and embraced the views surrounding the property.  The interior spaces flow visually in all dimensions.

Indoor/Outdoor Home with Detached Guest House

A very unique design for a very special client who appreciated his steep 5-acre property and wanted to fit the home into the contours.  We provided for this with a tandem garage featuring a green roof, a one bedroom home with a small kitchen, office and big views along with a detached guest house.  Reclaimed materials, cantilevered living areas and a breezeway with large Nano door out to a courtyard are just a few of the features that emphasize the importance of indoor/outdoor flow.

Space-Efficient Home with Log Accents

A 3,300-sq. ft. home on a forested lot with lake views.  There are seven fireplaces and a third level indoor/outdoor hot tub and barroom with a full bath.  The room has custom tresses and provides flexible living space with bi-fold glass doors to the covered deck complete with fireplace and gorgeous views.  A mountain lodge pole style is incorporated throughout both the interior and exterior of the home and combines with low maintenance stucco for the rustic feel the owners requested.

Elegant Stream-side Home with Moving Glass Wall Systems

Small, Efficient Lake Front Home

For this project, we provided structural and construction consultation with design revisions and refinements as well as permit processing with both the TRPA and County for a 1,930-sq. ft. two story lake front residence. The property was very narrow and therefore several trims, railings, doors and siding styles were test drove before deciding on final materials in order to maximize the curb appeal of the home.

Wood and Stone Home with Golf Course Views

Mediterranean Home with Custom Features

A 4,550-sq. ft. Mediterranean style home with custom crafted open beam and wood ceilings create the light airy feel that the owners were looking for.  The great room features a two-story ceiling and opens to the backyard patio bringing the outdoors in.  The design maximizes the view from the lot onto the city of Reno while also creating privacy by recessing the backyard from the neighbors view with an exposed wood structure and man made waterfall.  When the large sliding doors are open between the great room and the backyard the sounds and ambiance created by the waterfall can be enjoyed from inside the house!  People aren’t the only ones who benefit from this custom house, it also features a two-car attached garage and separate one-car work garage, so that even the family vehicles sleep in style.

Starwood Residence

Another beautiful home built for speculation, this home was designed to be both architecturally and structurally efficient without sacrificing the magnificent views up Hunter Creek Canyon and out east toward the city of Reno.

Spanish Style Home with Mountain and City Views

This design was for a 3,500-sq. ft. split level and cantilevered home. Built on a hillside and nestled between homes on two sides, the great room wing is angled to maximize the mountain views and generate privacy. The home accommodates garage access from the cul-de-sac and home coverage is maximized with cantilevers and a front yard variance. A deck on the roof maximized the building deck area and provided a great view from the hot tub.

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