The beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and the owners’ desire to transform a 2 bedroom caretaker home over a large 3-car garage into a modest beach side retreat with great indoor/outdoor flow that blends into the neighborhood. Our main objective is always to accommodate the owners and to incorporate their desires, priorities, and visions into the plans. This family, with three young children, needed a functional, attractive, low-maintenance vacation home that takes full advantage of the property’s views and yard. They felt they could utilize the existing house to minimize construction costs, so we designed a seamless addition to the front and back that features all of the great amenities of a beach side family retreat. It has curb appeal, five bedrooms, three baths and two half-baths, mudroom, and large living area that flows to the outdoors. The outdoor living space features a fire pit built into an existing granite outcropping, covered eating area, outdoor shower, and a powder room specifically for beach/Jacuzzi users. Moving wall glass doors along the lakeside incorporate the beautiful property and outdoor spaces into the home.
The owner did not have a long term plan for this property, all he knew for sure was that he wanted “great Tahoe curb-appeal”. Also important was a functional and versatile layout that would work well whether it became they made it their full-time family home, used it as a vacation rental, or flipped it as a speculative house. The original structure had an entry that was not easily visible from the road, nor safely accessible/protected during the winter. It also had too many bedrooms, hallways and stairways, with not enough bathrooms or a significant master suite. These were all items that we fixed with the new design!
A kitchen addition and interior remodel with exterior face lift. The goal was to create a seamless indoor/outdoor flow and open living space that was modern, comfortable and functional. The house has six bathrooms and five bedrooms. We designed all the cabinetry in the house and selected carpet, paint, tile, fixtures, and hardware. We were also involved in selecting accessories and furnishings for the home.
This house has volume ceiling and panoramic views. There were nine skylights added for natural light. The original house was comprised of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the new configuration, a master suite and full guest room with bath were added using over half of the existing structure without an increase in coverage. The main living room and master bedroom were reoriented with large windows to take advantage of southern sun and view of Lake Tahoe and Heavenly. We chose and ordered all finishes, fixtures, cabinets and equipment. This was a TRPA award winner.
This project was primarily an interior remodel, with exterior refinishing destined for a quick sale. Sell quickly it did, we’re happy to announce that we’re working on the finishing touches of furniture and accessories with the new owners! (Interior images will be added as they become available.) The exterior footprint of the home did not change much, but the look and feel of the home was dramatically changed through the use of new siding to add texture and interest to the facade. Corrugated metal is a great, low maintenance way to create a timeless contemporary look. New horizontal siding and a more neutral color palette, complete the curbside face lift the owners were looking for.
A very small stone home built in 1927 using rock from the cave rock tunnel was remodeled and a small tandem garage with master bedroom above was added. The overall design improved the functions and aesthetics of this home. This home won a TRPA “Vintage Home Remodel” award.
A 3,210-sq. ft. home was remodeled to accommodate a new garage and master suite above plus curb appeal was improved and an open area for entertainment was created.
A complete over-haul of the interior, including the addition of a beautiful wine cellar to house the owner’s very impressive wine collection.
Two-story craftsman home with trellis, large shingles, and a large living area on the upper floor that opens to a mid-level backyard.
The front exterior of the home was pulled out two feet to create a new, up-to-date look with a more inviting and functional entry added to the side of the home. There was an addition built on the back of the house that includes a 3-car garage, master suite, laundry room and large game room. The interior of the original structure was remodeled to create an office that is open to the space over the dining room to take advantage of the lake view and natural light beyond. All of the finishes throughout the home were redone.
The owner wanted to increase the curb and lakeside appeal, views and create larger more functional entry and living spaces. Additional bedrooms and bathrooms were desired, as well as a detached garage with a work/study space below and a space for a generator that would isolate the noise as much as possible. With careful planning and creative design, all objectives were met despite limited coverage available from paths and the limitations on height. Redesigning a basic open loft/storage area to accommodate the entry, two bedrooms and a versatile bath means guests only bring luggage down less than one level from the road. The entry was moved up to the loft level for better visibility and access from the road and also to provide separation from the living space with a great view for initial impact when you enter.
Two-story Mountain Craftsman-style with mid-level entry to main living area on top floor. The deck over the existing two-car garage was replaced with a generous great room and kitchen that overlooks Burnt Cedar Beach. The nondescript entry on the first floor was replaced with a grand winding stair leading to a mid-level entry that is open to the living space on the second floor. The first floor was made more efficient with a TV/playroom and improved bedroom and bathroom layouts.
A rectangular one-story single family home with a garage below. We added a more attractive and functional mid-level entry that leads up to a redesigned family room, a master bath and kitchen upstairs. Downstairs we redesigned a tandem garage, laundry room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
A new garage structure with living area below was designed to match the existing 1940’s 900-sq. ft. cabin. Dormer and planter boxes added to both the new structure and the original cabin on the property give it a European fair. The addition was a 2001 TRPA “Best in Basin” award winner.
A complete face-lift and interior reconfiguration of the front portion of an unusually designed home on Incline’s prestigious “Millionaire Mile.” The side entry was relocated to the front of the home and the bedroom door facing the front was masked with a landscape wall. A custom kitchen, wine cellar, and a spa inspired master bathroom were added to help create the mountain feel. We remodeled the back building in the second phase to create 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a new master suite.
A 3,127-sq. ft.. remodeled single-family residence. The original house was a basic rectangular box. We added area for a mudroom, bedrooms, and a garage on the first floor. On the upper level, we designed a game room over the garage and a master suite over the existing three bedrooms. The roof of the garage was remodeled to divert drainage from in front of the garage and entry.
The attic in this house was built out to allow a luxurious master suite. This allowed for a bigger kitchen on the story below.