Truckee, CA

The Donner Lake Residence sits on a narrow site surrounded by tall pines, a creek to the east and the Donner Lake to the south. The 3,400 sf residence features recycled old growth pine wood floors, handpicked heavy timber beams from Idaho and natural stone inside and out. The main living spaces are vaulted with a wall of glazing to capture the lake and surrounding mountains. A large, wrap around deck allows one to enjoy the grandeur of the lake and mountains or hide away and enjoy the quiet serenity of the adjacent creek. Interior spaces are filled with light from interior glazing strategies and a large central skylight that floods the interior spaces with light. Natural materials and a warm color palate are right at home in this mountain retreat.