Tahoe Quarterly, March 2018
In late May of 2016, five trucks arrived at a secluded, treed spot at the far end of Martis Camp after making the 800-mile trip from Bellingham, Washington, near the Canadian border.
The site was only partially built—a garage standing on one end of the project and a shell that would become a squash court on the other—with the foundation and several other half-built sections in between.
But as a crane unloaded the first module, the home suddenly had a kitchen and a breakfast nook. With the second, a laundry room, mechanical room, powder bathroom and guest suite appeared. By the end of that day, all five trucks had unloaded their modules and the home had grown to almost 7,000 square feet, to include five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
A Forest Sanctuary Designed to Support Autistic Triplets, Their Parents, and a Host of Caregivers
Dwell, August 2015
Ever since the birth of Amy and Nick Bancroft’s triplets six years ago, the couple’s lives have been a whirlwind of activity. But when their son and two daughters were diagnosed with autism four years ago, things shifted into overdrive, and the family’s home, near Truckee, California, became a de facto therapy center, with a stream of professionals cycling through daily to provide specialized interventions. The Bancrofts didn’t just need a place for themselves, they needed their home to be a home. "During the week, we’d have up to a dozen people at the house," says Nick. "We figured out quickly that we needed separate areas for kids and therapists, and areas off-limits to them during therapy so that Amy and I would have privacy."
Real Estate Envy: 10 Fairy-Tale Ski Cabins
Domaine, January 2014
We love to ski, but it's exhausting. Who would want to drive to and from the nearest mountain town when you could just ski right up to your chalet? Not us. To that end, we asked Alex Brunkorst, LA-based real estate agent and founder of Bungalux, to give us the scoop on the most fairy-tale ski cabins on the market around the world. From a historic Vail home with ski-in/ski-out access to a Saint Moritz villa with a custom wine cellar to a Park City retreat with a snow-melting driveway, these are the tip top of high-altitude homes.
Ranch House of the Future
Diablo Magazine, April 2013
A walk through Gwenn and John Lennox’s Lafayette home is a little like being in a Star Trek episode. The classic sci-fi series was filled with examples of a better-evolved humanity set in an optimistic future. Similarly, everywhere you look in the Lennoxes’ modern-styled house, you’ll see a great idea—something that is aesthetically cool while being cleverly sustainable and energy efficient.
This house of the future sits on the same 1/3–acre lot that the Lennox family has called home since 1993. They loved their neighbors and their quiet woodsy block, but the 2,200-square-foot 1950s rancher was tight on space. As their son and daughter—who shared a bedroom—grew older, the Lennoxes needed to make a change.