David Gemme Presents
Lake Tahoe’s West Shore is known for its stately, heritage lakefront homes, and one of its finest is on the market, known as Greystone Tahoe, for $26 million. Located just minutes from Tahoe City at 740 West Lake Boulevard, the estate is nestled amidst mature cedar and sugar pine trees in a bucolic setting on the shores of the lake. A sprawling family estate, the compound is a private retreat of epic proportions with historic character and timeless mountain lodge charm. To sell a property of this magnitude and prestige, it takes an expert. David Gemme of the Gemme Group at Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is just that, and the top-producing agent has brought Greystone Tahoe to the market for the first time in decades.
The property consists of three structures: the main house; a picturesque, historic cabin; and a lakeside bungalow. Situated on 1.4 acres of landscaped grounds, the compound is one of the rarest and most coveted estates in Tahoe City. Entered through an impressive gated drive that meanders through the front gardens, undulating lawn, and past the 1940’s era cabin, the home’s scale and grandeur command attention. The large circular drive and motor court leads to the front pathway and stately entrance and foyer. Upon entering the main residence, you are immediately taken aback by the soaring triple-height living room, an epic space that rivals the finest of ski lodges.
This main residence has 8,168 sq. ft. of living space and features six bedrooms. Built in 1998, the home’s curved proportions evoke a historical grandness that comes from the reclaimed cobblestones used to craft the grand fireplace and select exterior walls. These richly patinated stones—from which Greystone Tahoe takes its name— were initially transported from Europe in the ballast of ships and later used to pave the streets of San Francisco. At Greystone Tahoe, they give a timeless nod to the bygone era of old Lake Tahoe, and its roots as an affluent escape for San Francisco Bay Area elites.
The timber-clad interior of the main house is a celebration of Tahoe vernacular—soaring cathedral ceilings, enormous picture windows, flagstone floors, and finely crafted timber details. Designed to entertain large groups of family and friends, the estate is an entertainer’s dream with an expansive great room, dining room, a fully equipped gym, a game room, and an indoor pool. A two-wing layout allows maximum privacy connected by a log stairway and breezeway. The dramatic primary suite features vaulted ceilings and a fireplace, and there are four additional suites for guests located in one wing. When a large family gathers, a youth bunk room in the adjacent wing can accommodate up to 10 children. On the ground level, all of the rooms on the lake view side of the property open to a large deck that overlooks the treetops and provides glimpses of the lake. Below the deck is a flagstone stairway and garden path that winds through the garden down to the boat house/bungalow, the private pier, and the lakeshore.
The boat house/bungalow is one of the highlights of the estate with its lakeside location. The 351-sq. ft. hideaway features a kitchenette and a full bathroom, offering a getaway for guests or a convenient amenity for those enjoying the lake. It overlooks and is adjacent to the 50-ft. private sandy shoreline, the pier with a 6,000-lb. boat lift, and the property’s two buoys.
The historic character of the estate is exemplified by the quaint, four-bedroom cabin located in the front of the property. The structure is believed to have been built in the 1940s, before being reclaimed, restored, and relocated to its present location. Offering the ultimate seclusion for guests or visiting family, the 1,455-sq. ft. cabin is old Tahoe at its charming best, featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, pine-paneled walls and ceilings, distressed virgin grain fir floors, and a deck overlooking the adjacent lawn, gardens, and volleyball court.
While Greystone Tahoe offers uncompromised seclusion, the estate is within easy walking or cycling distance from Northstar, and downtown Tahoe City, and the marina is just a short boat ride away. Fine dining and recreation are all nearby, including the West Shore Café, Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro, and Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique, as well as golfing at the Tahoe City Golf Course. In the winter months, the world-class ski resorts of Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Meadows are just a ten-minute drive away. To make Greystone Tahoe yours and live the ultimate lakefront lifestyle, contact Gemme for a private showing.
Address: 740 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Photo credit: Kurt Williams & Vance Fox
For more information, please contact David Gemme at (530) 277-8881 or email@example.com
David Gemme is one of the exclusive agents representing the Carnelian Bay / Squaw Valley / Truckee / West Shore / Schaffer's Mill / Martis Camp / Lahontan / Tahoe City, CA real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of his listings here.