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Although there is still plenty of snow in the higher elevations, local authorities are encouraging all of us to prepare our homes and landscaping for the hot summer months to come.  In addition, there are other key measures to take when you are out enjoying this beautiful weather. As May is the official “Wildfire Awareness […]

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Throughout the year we like to share important information about how we can all help to keep our forests and their environment healthy and thriving for years come.  Here’s your opportunity to chime in. The following article was recently released through the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency – with whom we work with throughout the phase […]

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Although we are experiencing a very unusually dry winter, that doesn’t mean we can put a shovel in the ground quite yet.  In fact, homes that are ready to start construction in the sensitive Lake Tahoe basin have to wait until May 1 to move any dirt at all. As an architecture firm in Lake […]

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(Photo courtesy of Clear Creek Development – in Carson City, NV) All good news here for those who are either thinking about moving to Nevada or moving off the ‘hill’ at Lake Tahoe to spend fewer days shoveling the driveway. Phase Three – Overlook Estates Lots Available in Carson City, NV Clear Creek Development in […]

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Top Tips for Designing and Building A Porch or Patio in a Mountain Environment It took a while, yet summer seems to have finally arrived in Lake Tahoe.  And with the celebration of the clear skies, warm temperatures, and BBQ season, it always reminds me about the enjoyable opportunity to help our clients envision their […]

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For those of you who are looking for a Lake Tahoe architect to help you build a home on Lake Tahoe, commence on an extensive home remodel, or are involved in a redevelopment project, I encourage you to read this blog to the end. This past week, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency provided us with […]

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With the start of the spring season, it’s often a time to commence on the annual spring clean-up.  In my business, it’s also when the phone starts to ring from clients seeking my opinion as to whether remodeling a home can be a good investment. With that in mind, I thought I would use this […]

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They Have Been Named Two of the “Top 10” Mountain Towns in America! While searching the web for information about one of my favorite mountain towns I found a great article about the community where I have designed numerous homes for year-round residents and vacation home owners.  And to my delight, Truckee, CA, has taken […]

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  (Pictured above: Reindeer Lodge suffered massive distruction during the 2017 winter at Lake Tahoe) Top Structural Tips for Mountain Home Architectural Design When a property is improperly designed for its environment, lots of things can go wrong.  Just one look at the photo above of the old Reindeer Lodge on the east slopes of […]

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