Hearth & Home Magazine: Bruce Olson Project Featured in Outdoor Room Trends

We are proud to announce that one of our Lake Tahoe projects was featured in Hearth & Home’s August issue with a focus on “Outdoor Room Trends”.

To learn more about the issue visit: https://www.hearthandhome.com/magazine-issue.html?issue=69

Winner of Contractor’s Association of Truckee Tahoe’s 2016
“Commercial Remodel of the Year” Award

We are pleased to share that Bruce Olson Construction was announced as the winner of CATT’s annual award for Commercial Remodel of the Year for Cedar Crest Cottages. This project will soon be featured in print in the next issue of CATT’s Building and Remodeling Guide.

Commercial Remodel of the Year

The cottages, originally built in 1933 as lodging for hunters, over the decades saw many uses, eventually deteriorating into an eyesore overlooking Lake Tahoe.  The County’s requirement to use the historic location and footprint of each cottage presented a challenge, since the floor plans of the 80-year old cottages were too small for comfortable living. Creative reconfiguration and talented craftsmanship resulted in functional, modern interiors with a user-friendly connected series of pathways to a common outdoor gathering place. A well-executed collaboration between architect and builder now provides its guests a unique resort destination on the West Shore.

For information about the resort or to place a reservation, visit www.cedarcrestcottages.com.

Click here for the award announcement and to learn more about CATT.

13th Annual Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards Winner:

Hazel’s Hideaway


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28th Annual Lake of the Sky Garden Club Tour

We are pleased to announce that a home our landscape department planted and maintains will be featured on this year’s Lake of the Sky Garden Club tour. Coincidentally, this is the same home that won the 2015 “Project of the Year” Award from CATT.

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This event will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Eight of Truckee’s finest gardens will be accessible to attendees. Some gardens will also feature artwork by local artists.

Attendees will be required to purchase tickets from the Lake of the Sky Garden Club to attend. Tickets for the event will sold beginning on June 15th for $25 at local nurseries, including the Villager Nursery in Truckee, Perennial Nursery in Tahoe Vista, High Sierra Gardens in Incline Village and Tahoe Tree Nursery in Tahoe City. The tour typically sells out.  More information about the event can be found here.

Winner of Contractor’s Association of Truckee Tahoe’s 2015
“Project of the Year” and “Residential Remodel of the Year” Awards

We are pleased to share that Bruce Olson Construction was announced as the winner of two of CATT’s annual awards. Rocky Point Lodge was named Project of the Year, while Hazel’s Hideaway won Residential Remodel of the Year. Both projects will soon be featured in print in the next issue of CATT’s Building and Remodeling Guide.

Rocky Point Lodge – Project of the Year

Designed for its lakefront location with fondness for outdoor living, this home has it all. Large doorways open the great room, kitchen and fire nook to panoramic views and connect to the main level outdoor dining area. A stroll across the elevated interior walkway looks over a tumbling waterfall to one side, while an indoor climbing wall rises opposite over the game area, billiard room, bar, loft playroom and adjacent home theater. Well-appointed bedrooms, featuring the comfort of easy-to-operate smart home controls, integrate with the surrounding landscape on the lower level.

Hazel’s Hideaway – Residential Remodel of the Year

Enhancing the character of the residence and paying homage to the glamorous spirit of its former owner, a 1940’s actress, was paramount to the architect and builder’s vision.  The remodeled home is a far cry from its former self. A connection to nature was created by extending a wall of windows to the roof peak, fully opening the interior to breathtaking views. The addition expanded the open floor plan, while keeping original ceilings and log posts intact.  The elegant palette of finish materials is complimented by custom furnishings, fixtures, and a collection of Hazel’s movie memorabilia and sculptures.

 Home Featured in Lake of the Sky Home and Garden Tour

Feature in the Winter 2012 edition of the Luxury Home Quarterly

Click here for a direct link to the full article “Bruce Olson Construction: Carefully Selected and Artfully-Crafted Homes from the Outside In”

9th Annual Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards Winner


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Feature in Tahoe Quarterly’s Best of Tahoe 2011


“Evoking the Era of Grand Park Lodges”
Click here for an excerpt from “Architectural Showcase: Wide-Ranging Design Guidelines Mean That Martis Camp Is Home to Some of the Most Innovative and Creative Residential Construction in the Region”

Winner of CATT’s 2010 Residential Project of the Year Award

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HOME DESIGN: 10 Hallmarks of Old Tahoe Style

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Squaw Valley Home Feature in Log & Timber Style


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“Sticks and Stones” by Dan Klinglesmith
Photography by Linda Hanselman
July/August 2002

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Feature in Builder/Architect Magazine

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Bruce Olson, ‘He’s the Man’ on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore
by Harvey McLeod
June 1997

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