Vikingsholm: Tahoe’s Piece of Scandinavia

  Tucked close to the water between steep granite slopes and the azure water of Lake Tahoe is a 1929 Scandinavian estate known as Vikingsholm. The wood and stone castle-like summer home was commissioned by millionaire Lora Josephine Knight. The estate sits within Tahoe’s picturesque Emerald Bay, which reminded Knight of the Scandinavian fjords. Although… Read More Vikingsholm: Tahoe’s Piece of Scandinavia

Coupeville: Whidbey Island’s History Through Architecture

Coupeville, tucked in Penn Cove on the eastern side of Whidbey Island, was first platted in 1883 and despite its small size retains a large number of historic buildings. Over thirty, in fact, date to the Territorial Era (1850-1875). Coupeville is within Ebey’s Landing, the first National Historical Reserve in the nation.  Whidbey is one… Read More Coupeville: Whidbey Island’s History Through Architecture