Project Challenge

Located amidst the alpine climate of the High Sierras along the California and Nevada border, Martis Camp homes and facilities enjoy the sunny warmth of southwestern summers along with the snow-covered winters of the mountainous American Cordillera. These buildings must be prepared to withstand a variety of environmental extremes that roll through every season.

Nationally recognized as one of the nation’s premiere luxury vacation home communities, with world class golf and skiing on site, Martis Camp structures must blend the beauty of a five-star resort with the functionality to maintain interior comfort regardless of the extreme weather Mother Nature throws at the neighborhood in any given season. Residents also require a truly personalized look and feel for every space, demanding that the doors and windows must be custom designed and fabricated specifically for this project.

To further complicate this project, all materials and products utilized need to support Martis Camp’s commitment to LEED® certification. While some energy efficiency products are optimized for climates that tend to be hotter or colder, this community would need options that could provide the best of both worlds.

Architectural Solution

After an extensive review process, the Martis Camp design team decided that gorgeous views of the High Sierras would be best captured through JELD-WEN® Custom clad-wood windows made with AuraLast® wood, while guests would enter their own personal wilderness getaway through JELD-WEN IWP® custom doors.

As guests arrive at the exclusive mountain oasis, they are met with the grandest of entrances. A JELD-WEN® IWP® Custom wood door paired with large sidelites and a stunning, curved transom welcomes visitors year-round while bathing the lodge’s lobby in natural light.

When the warmth of spring and summer sweeps along the border of Truckee, CA and Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, the Martis Camp Lodge and community facilities let the outdoors in. Custom bifold doors sweep open and fold into concealed closets to create a 40-foot-wide opening between dining and patio spaces.

Throughout the property—from individual guest rooms in private homes to spa facilities and dining locations in public spaces—JELD-WEN® Custom wood windows pair energy efficiency with luxurious design. A blend of window varieties, from traditional casement to custom radius top designs, create an atmosphere that mixes the feel of a traditional wilderness lodge and a jaw-dropping luxury resort.

Handcrafted for unique designs, JELD-WEN® Custom clad-wood windows are available in a wide variety of wood, interior finishes, exterior cladding and paint colors.

"Constructing a luxury development in a region with climates that can vary so dramatically every few months is enough of a challenge. For this project, we needed a partner that could help us ensure the comfort of our residents while providing windows and doors that project the luxurious look and feel Martis Camp is known for," said Larry van Hook with Martis Camp. "JELD-WEN’s collection of solutions went above and beyond our needs. These windows and doors not only helped us craft the luxury environment our customers desire, they also made it possible to ensure our buildings met LEED guidelines while delivering a level of durability that will stand up to Mother Nature year after year"

Handcrafted for unique designs, JELD-WEN® Custom clad-wood windows and IWP® doors are available in a wide variety of wood, interior finishes, exterior cladding and paint colors. Find more information here.

Project details

  • 56 JELD-WEN EPIC doors
  • 79 JELD-WEN Custom clad-wood geometric windows
  • 243 JELD-WEN Custom clad-wood casement windows
  • 2 large specialty JELD-WEN Custom clad-wood bi-fold doors
  • 2 JELD-WEN IWP doors
  • 4 JELD-WEN Custom clad-wood double hung windows

Project team

  • Martis Camp
  • Swaback Partners, pllc
  • Hayhoe Construction
  • American Building Supply
  • Associated Building Supply
  • JELD-WEN Architectural Services Group