Mountain Living – Top Builder

  Often working in near-impossible conditions including raging winds, white-out blizzards, subzero temperatures and wildlife on jobs sites, mountain homebuilders are intrepid professionals. They deserve a standing ovation for making the dreams of homeowners, designers and architects come true. In our 2024 Top Mountain Builders list we recognize their accomplishments by including firms at the… Read more »

Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards 2024 — BIGGER IS BETTER

Scott Gillespie, principal and founder of Truckee’s SANDBOX Studio, has designed homes larger than this 6,870-square-foot Clear Creek Tahoe retreat. He has not, however, designed a great room bigger than the social hub of what the owners affectionately refer to as the “Grizzly on the Green.” The name references something the owner’s father told him,… Read more »

Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards 2024 — STORMING THE CASTLE

“This home will never be sold. Not in my lifetime.” That was the message a Truckee homeowner relayed to his project team of Mark Tanner Construction, interior designer Colette Fonseca of Altitude Design Co. and architect Ben DeBoe of DCB+. The statement was especially powerful for Tanner, who lives in the same neighborhood and was… Read more »