Incline Creek Estates, Incline Village, NV

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Incline Creek Estates
Incline Village, Nevada

Incline Creek Estates is a 57 home residential development. This project features 5 different floor plans and several exterior finish and roof line options.

Lake Country Estates, Incline Village, Nevada

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Lake Country Estates
Incline Village, Nevada

Lake Country estates is a 28 home residential development in a resort destination setting. Two home types were developed and numerous design options were created for visual variety within the project. The architect was also the developer of the project.

473 Alpine View Drive, Incline Village, Nevada

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473 Alpine View Drive
Incline Village, Nevada

This 4,214 square foot residence features steep pitched roofs with a distinctive curved sculpting of the gable ends which repeats throughout. The 3-level home features 4 bedroom suites, a loft office space and open kitchen with butler’s pantry. Other features include craftsman style detailing and generous lake view decks with curved guardrails.

629 Tumbleweed Circle, Incline Village, NV

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629 Tumbleweed Circle
Incline Village, Nevada

This 2,400 square foot contemporary residence features a 19′ floor to ceiling window wall that provides dramatic views to the adjacent greenbelt open space. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and sunroom and features redwood ceilings throughout which extend through to the exterior to form generous roof overhangs.

425 Crestview Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California

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425 Crestview Drive
South Lake Tahoe, California

This 3,931 square foot custom residence has 4 bedroom suites, a large recreation room and elevator. Other features include a wine cellar and design provisions for a future lap pool and outdoor spa deck.

93 Shoreline Circle, Incline Village, Nevada

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93 Shoreline Lakefront
Incline Village, Nevada

This 6,121 Lake Tahoe lakefront residence is a lodge style retreat with an open kitchen/dining/living area, 5 bedroom suites, a large recreation room and expansive lakefront patio and deck space. Other features include a 3-car garage, wine cellar and lakefront pier.


“Our experience working with Jim was exceptional from start to finish. His greatest strengths are his rich experience as an architect, his ability to translate vision into reality and his project and people management skills.”

“We would highly recommend Jim for any architectural project, small or large.”

– Cathy & Alex Mendez

2545 North Summit Place, Northstar, Truckee, CA

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2545 North Summit Place
Northstar-At-Tahoe, Truckee, California

This 5,159 square foot mountain contemporary ski-in/ski out custom home in Northstar-at-Tahoe has 4 bedroom suites and 5 1/2 baths. The spacious great room opens up to expansive views of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the west and to a large outdoor living area to the east with built-in barbecue, fireplace and firepit. The great room also features a large fireplace and wet bar. Other features include a master bedroom suite with fireplace and private hot tub deck, family room/media room, kid’s bunkroom with loft, office alcove, 2 ski/mudrooms and a 3-car garage (with basketball hoop). Exterior materials are a mixture of reclaimed wood siding, extensive native stonework and rusted steel metal accents.


“We used Jim Borelli to design a home for us in Tahoe at Northstar. We chose him over two other architects and are really glad we did! He is smart, creative, tech savvy, and really easy to work with. He is always prepared and on time to meetings. One of the things we appreciated the most about Jim is the fact that he is willing to listen to ideas we have and change the design if something isn’t working for us. He also is well regarded and well respected by our contractor and foreman which helps make the job run more smoothly.”

“We would definitely use him again should the opportunity present itself.”

– Andrew and Denise Armanino

457 Highway 28 Lakefront

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457 Highway 28
Incline Village, Nevada

This contemporary Lake Tahoe lakefront residence has 3,900 square feet of living space on 3 levels and features a floor to ceiling curved lake view window wall, an expansive entry gallery with glass roof and a full height curved glass block wall in the stairwell. This home also features a copper roof and extensive use of skylights in the main living area.

Martis Camp Lot 47, Truckee, California

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Martis Camp Lot 47
Truckee, California

This 4,236 square foot mountain contemporary custom Martis Camp residence has 4 bedroom suites and 4 1/2 baths. The southwest corner of the home with the kitchen, dining and great rooms open to the outdoors through folding glass doors which offer abundant daylight and flow to the outdoor patio. The kitchen with walk-in pantry and wine cellar create the social hub of the home and is integrated with the living and dining areas. Other features include a 3-car garage, media room, rooftop deck, office/den, large laundry and a ski/mudroom.

9068 Scenic Drive, Meeks Bay, California

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9068 Scenic Drive
Meeks Bay, California

This 3-level 2,972 square foot residence is currently under construction. It features an open kitchen/dining/living area, 2 bedroom suites, 2 guest bedrooms and a loft/den. Extensive use of native stone and board and batten siding give this home an inviting, rustic feel.


“In 2012, James Borelli completed the architecture and plans for our family vacation home overlooking Lake Tahoe. Provided with only a general outline of requirements, and a challenging site, Jim produced a design that exceeded our expectations for efficiency, functionality, and aesthetics. The home design and appearance fits beautifully in the Lake Tahoe setting. The design process and interaction with Jim has gone smoothly with no disconnects in communication or interpretation of change requests. For our project, additional professionals (Surveyor, Hydrologist, Soil Engineer, Structural Engineer) recommended by Jim have also provided high quality, on-time service. Jim navigated the permit review and approval process for us, and recommended four contractors, all of whom were well qualified to build the home. With our contractor selected, construction is under-way.”

“Jim produced a design that exceeded our expectations for efficiency, functionality, and aesthetics.”

– Andrew and Teresa Hanlon