Our great "Old Tahoe" lakefront home is located on a large gated parcel with 152' of lakefront on the West Shore (The Best Shore) of beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. There is a large garden with English-style landscaping on the waterfront side of property providing magnificent views of the deep-water pier, lake, mountains, and
the glorious sky of the Tahoe basin. The property is at a high-altitude (6200") making the sunrises and sunsets glorious. The house is circa 1930's, designed in the "Old Tahoe" style of board and batten, with a pine interior, and many traditional decorative details. The home offers four bedrooms, two upstairs and two on main level, with bathrooms between each. There is a large fully equipped kitchen with enormous Wolf range, centered real butcher's block island, two refrigerators, dishwasher, laundry. the dining room is furnished with large dining table and buffet and view of lake. The Great Room has comfortable seating, with leather reclining armchairs, sofa, club chairs,and fireplace. The enormous deck overlooking the lakeside garden offers many outdoor seating and dining options,BBQ, plus magnificent views. The garden has large sloping lawn, stone terracing and a rose garden. "Windy Moon" is located about 8 miles from Tahoe City where dining, shopping, golf, and tennis, are available. For winter skiers the house is located less than 3 miles from charming Homewood Ski Resort, offering spectacular views of the lake, and great family-style skiing. Further away are the slopes of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, and to the south is Heavenly Ski Resort. Winter season offers cross-country skiing and show shoeing in the nearby forests of Blackwood Canyon and Sugar Pine State Park. In the summer, hiking the magnificent trails of the Desolation Wilderness is just a few miles from the home. Climbing trails to heights of over 9,000'
up the peaks of Mt. Tallac or walking the peaceful paths Paige Meadows, the trails were explored by John Muir, and have historic value and provide world-class adventures among it's meadows, wildflowers, streams and waterfalls. The lakefront property has two buoys for boat tie-up, as well as a generous seating area with umbrella table, chaises and chairs. The home is cozy, not precious, but relaxed. You can explore all that the Tahoe Basin has, or just relax in the chaise on the lawn with a good book, watching the waterfowl, boaters and water skiers fly by on the crystal waters. In the winter, relax by the fire and rest up for the next days skiing.
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, famous for its crystal clear, deep
waters: enough water, in fact, to cover the entire state of California to a depth of 15 inches. The border between California and Nevada runs down the center of the lake: on the Nevada side, where gambling is legal, casinos, large resorts, high rise condominiums, motels and mini-malls fill the landscape. Where on the California side, smaller, more rustic communities exist. Windy Moon is an eight mile drive south of Tahoe City. But don't be fooled by the 'city', it is a small community easily driven through in a few minutes. Windy Moon is in Tahoma, a small village, population 700, with a post office, a small hotel, grocery, video store, two small restaurants, and a cafe across the street or down the block from the front gate. This makes Windy Moon convenient enough to pick up a latte in the morning, the New York Times at the grocery, and a video for the evening. Summer activities: boating, skiing, fishing, sailing, ballooning, para-sailing, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, biking, tennis, golf, rock climbing, hiking. Being one of the premier ski destinations offers 15 downhill ski resorts, 10 cross country ski centers, snowboarding, ice-skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding and snow play. You'll want to take a drive around the lake: 72 miles of memorable vistas with a remarkable history, and great shopping and dining! Further afield, visitors should visit Reno, Nevada for gaming in the casinos, or to see a headlining show. If you have the time, a visit to Yosemite National Park is essential. Lake Tahoe is truly an American treasure.
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My husband Larry is a retired physician and founder of a health education publishing firm. I am a retired designer. Larry is passionate about his painting and sculpting. We both love reading, art history, museums, theater, film, family, friends, and great food. I love to explore the outdoors and hike the trails surrounding our home in Mill Valley and especially the beautiful Alpine mountains of Lake Tahoe. We have lived in Mill Valley for twenty-five years and really enjoy the beauty of the San Francisco Bay area, including the special qualities of Mill Valley. We have pets: an Australian Cattle dog, a cat, five birds and one very charming Holland Lop-eared bunny who lives in Larry's sculpting studio. (Soon to be moved to her new outdoor 'digs'). Looking forward to meeting new people, exploring new places, and revisiting the ones we especially enjoy...Stephanie