1.7 Acre Lakefront Retreat with 130′ of Frontage on Lake Tahoe
$34,500,000 | Built 1993 | 12,660 Sq. Ft. | 9 Beds | 8.5+ Baths | 1.7 Acres
2020 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
REDUCED BY $4,000,000. Welcome to Shangri-La, an idyllic utopian hideaway on Tahoe City’s West Shore. A lakefront setting beyond compare, exotic luxuries are designed with such subtlety to seamlessly reflect the Old Tahoe style reminiscent of the area’s rich history, while modern amenities are fit for year for year-round enjoyment. Amongst all the distinguished details is a warmth that welcomes all to relax and enjoy life on Tahoe time. Pass through the gated entry and find yourself a world away. Immediately you are surrounded by lush landscaping, comprising a variety of species, including many rare finds, hand-selected to fit into Tahoe’s natural setting. Wind down the long, heated driveway with an advanced snowmelt system, and perhaps you’ll notice the details. This driveway is made of 3″ thick granite imported from India, hand-textured and hand laid. Already, you sense the essence of this estate.
Pass through the courtyard, over the hand-hewn insulated stones, to reach the front door of the 7 bedroom & 7.5 bath main house and immediately, you are struck by both grace and grandeur. Inspired by the famed Pope Estate, this home was designed both inside and out as a tribute to Lake Tahoe’s past, recognizing the west shore’s magnificent homesteads of yesteryear. Custom finishes and fine materials hand-selected by famed L.A. designer Gary Gibson Interior Design impeccably showcase both elegance and history. From Mahogany walls to remarkable relics, the details evoke dignity and sophistication, while geniously maintaining a comfortable space, meant to be enjoyed by all.
Throughout the estate, you’ll find a sincere focus on healthy natural living. A custom-designed, in-ground lakefront spa surrounded by boulders and remarkably brilliant landscaping immediately induces relaxation. Both the spa and 22-meter indoor swimming pool run on an advanced UV system and commercial grade ozone system so that no chemicals are used at all (different from a standard “salt water” system). The entire house runs on a water filtration system. Devoted to purposeful design at every corner, a sauna sits adjacent to the swimming pool, while an outdoor garden shower lies tucked behind the spa.
Outdoor amenities abound with a private deep-water pier and two buoys, plus 130′ of lake frontage. Days on Lake Tahoe are just steps away. A true family retreat, activities are endless back at home. The backyard converts to a pro-size volleyball and badminton court. A nature path through the grounds doubles as an extreme croquet course. An in-ground bocce court is tucked within the lush forested setting, alongside a horseshoe pit. And the courtyard, protected from any prevailing wind, is the ideal spot for the basketball hoop. Annual family Olympics have been a long-time tradition at this estate.
Genuinely designed to entertain, there is ample space to ensure everyone is welcome to unite at the lake. A guest apartment within the main house, at the west wing, includes a kitchen, offering a separate retreat. An additional 2 bedroom & 1.5 bath guest house is a tribute to Tahoe cabins. Guests can retreat to privacy and gather around the riverstone fireplace for quiet time as night falls. From the French farmhouse kitchen and expansive primary suite to the executive office and formal dining room, and the many innumerable hidden details throughout, this lake house estate pays tribute to Lake Tahoe’s mountain setting and the history of the area. Refined nobility is met with comforts that invite you to embrace this mountain lifestyle with serenity and ease.
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