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Westshore Cottage

Tahoe Pines, California

This relatively small cabin on the west shore demanded a rigorous structural design. Flood plain requirements necessitated a flood resistant foundation. TRPA land coverage limits led to large double cantilevers at the second story floor. The structural design for which was modeled on the computer to limit deflections while optimizing the materials, much of it steel. Large seismic and wind loads were resisted with steel frames to allow terrific lake views out large window openings.