Take 200 feet of Lake Tahoe beach front property, incorporate some of the original cabins that were used to house athletes in the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley, and a team of creative and passionate minds, and 22 months later you have a home that captures the vision and history of Sierra Nevada living.
Lakefront Retreat, of Carnelian Bay, Calif., has two piers for easy water access and living spaces that accommodate both small, intimate family settings and large extended gatherings.
The desire to utilize reclaimed materials for exterior and interior finishes resulted in sourcing from naval shipyards in California, to barns in Pennsylvania, to heavy timbers from British Columbia. Each of these elements grounds the home in the historical feel of old world Lake Tahoe and gives it a warmth and charm often missing in much of today’s modern architecture.
Judges’ Comments | “Incredible house, exquisite details inside and out. Even though the materials are rough, they’re used in a way that brings sophistication to a rustic design. Very appropriate for this area of the country.” Read more…