A Classic Mountain Cabin in Tahoe

Paul and Becky Bolt had an unusual source of inspiration for the alpine retreat they built on a two-acre site near Lake Tahoe. The couple envisioned a historically accurate cabin that would incorporate the style and traditions of Paul’s Prussian, Scandinavian and Nordic heritage.

After a decade of design research—during which they amassed a collection of 25,000 images featuring ancient building styles and details—and after interviewing dozens of architects, the Bolts connected with Larry Pearson, principal of Bozeman-based Pearson Design Group, who worked with the Bolts for more than two years to design the home.

The home’s classic square-log exterior is highlighted with intricately carved wooden shutters, window panels, fascia and roof details; the effect is so unique that awed golfers often pause on the adjacent fairway to snap photos.

“At one point, 75 wood carvers from around the world were working on pieces for our home,” Paul Bolt recalls. “We used the best workmanship and many vintage building materials that have already stood the test of time.”

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