There’s a lot of outdoor space, which helps tie this family home near Lake Tahoe, its design was all about fitting it into the environment. The entrance introduces the home’s main materials: steel, glass, wood, and concrete. The central vision was threefold: interiors that would bring the family joy, support their daily activities, and provide specific areas of refuge for each member and as a family, and the designers managed to that in a brilliant way. There was a lot of concern about minimizing clutter, and there’s acres of cabinetry to put things away. There is the added benefit of a thick concrete slab as a thermal mass that absorbs and stores the heat from the sun.