Exquisite detail permeates this Olson-Olson Architects and Bruce Olson-built residence on Homewood’s shore. Perfectly appointed cabinetry, custom made by builder’s craftsmen, and precision-shaped stonework are impressive features of the timeless architecture of this old Tahoe design with modern amenities.
Gated for privacy, the level grounds with lawn and stately cedar trees lead to 100′ of breathtaking shoreline on Lake Tahoe, four buoys and a pier that is shared with the neighbor. Enjoy warm summer days on the water and long summer nights by the lakeside stone gas firepit.
Bark-sided railings lead up a stairway and into the home’s entryway from the front yard. From the foyer, the main floor is revealed. A quaint office with media leads to the lakeview dining area, bringing the outdoors in with 20 ft.-wide folding glass doors opening to a spacious lakeside deck, wonderful for entertaining or just enjoying the lake’s tranquility.
The open kitchen was created for the culinary artist. The large living room is dominated at its northern end by the granite boulder fireplace hung with a stately moose head (not shot by the owner). Intimate sitting areas dot the room, allowing a large number of people to gather while maintaining spaces for private conversation.
A well thought-out floor plan allows the upper floor for seclusion. The master bedroom opens via French doors to a small deck with space for two chairs and a fantastic lake view. In the bedroom, a small reading nook surrounds a fireplace. The master bath has a solid stone bathtub and unique double-doors that, when opened, disappear into the walls.
Downstairs offers a huge recreation room with pewter-covered bar, a 2-way fireplace into the library/reading room and a sauna nearby. A Sherlock Holmes-style bookcase functioning as a hidden door, opens to reveal a small corking room and wine storage. There are four adjoining lake view bedroom suites as well. Between this flex room and the garage is a mudroom with plenty of cabinets and storage space. Above the garage is the caretaker ‘s or guest unit, complete with bedroom, living area, kitchen and bath.
Granite plays a large part in grounding this home’s exterior and landscaping, giving it a sense of permanence. Interior design and furnishings by Michael McCollough of Newport Beach add to the enticing elements created to satisfy a connoisseur’s quest. Throughout, this home’s design and construction were intended to have a timeless, durable elegance, enough to last many generations. What else would you want in a legacy home?
Address: 5020 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, California 96141
For more information, contact Trinkie Watson at 530-582-0722 or [email protected].
Trinkie Watson is the exclusive agent representing the, Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here.
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