This truly one-of-a-kind home was constructed on a hillside of a scree field spanning 1.2 acres and jumping 200 feet in elevation. To achieve a 270 degree view of the lake, a collection of towers had to raise the home up and out of the landscape, which could only be achieved utilizing a tower crane. Local materials were used to harmonize the collaboration of glacier stone, slate, steel, glass and redwood, from the exterior to the interior of the house, providing not only exquisite features but also capitalizing on these elements and their structural significance. From the 4,300 square foot main house to the guest house and apartment below, flawless views of the lake take center stage as this residence becomes the new stunner of the North Shore. To achieve an unobstructed view of the lake, architect Joel Sherman designed a series of stone-veneer-clad towers that tread lightly on the land and elevate the home above nearby power lines. The towers are clad in a glacier stone veneer. This design allows parts of the house to float above the scree field, minimizing the structure’s impact on the land. He referenced those distinctive architectural forms in the living room, where a deconstructed tower functions as the hearth. Industrial steel beams support a handsome sapele wood-clad gabled ceiling. A partially covered bridge, shored up with steel and paved with wood decking, connects the garage and guesthouse to the main house. The dining wing, which includes an outdoor dining deck, occupies the southwest corner of the house. Another outdoor space adjacent to the dining room is known as the cocktail deck, and has been the site of many a sunset toast. The guesthouse reflects the design of the main residence with slate floors, redwood cabinetry, stone walls and steel beams. Glass corners in the master bedroom, provide a more seamless view of the stunning terrain. Perhaps Mark Twain said it best in his 1872 pseudo-memoir, Roughing It, “…at last the Lake burst upon us—a noble sheet of blue water…walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks…I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” Come stay at Elevation 6229 and see exactly what moved Mark Twain to utter those famous words!
Bedroom #1 King - Master Suite
Bedroom #2 Two Twins and Sofa Sleeper
Bedroom #3 Queen Murphy Bed
Bedroom #4 King - Master Suite
Bedroom #5 King
Bedroom #6 King
Bedroom #7 Two Bunk Beds
- 4,300 Square Feet - Upper Main House / 1,600 Square Feet - Lower Guest House / 400 Square Feet - Lower Apartment
- Recipient of the Outstanding Home Award in Tahoe Quarterly's 13th Annual Mountain Home Awards
- This Unique and Spectacular Home was Featured in the May / June 2015 Edition of Mountain Living
- Please See Floor-Plan to Assist with Understanding of Multiple Level Layout
- Buoy - Upon Advanced Request with Buoy Addendum. Access the Lake Across the Street - Boat Launch at Lakeforest. Please contact our Concierge to rent watercraft to access the buoy. Owner does not provide.
- Elevator to Ascend to Upper Main House from Lower Guest House
- A steel bridge connects the lower level, including a garage and guesthouse, to the upper-level, main house
- Interior is rendered in a classic mountain palette: glacier stone, slate, steel, glass and redwood
- Magnificent and Sweeping Lake Views from Nearly Every Room - 270 Degree Panorama
- Guest House on Entry Level: Large Deck with Heater / Gas Fireplace / Lighting / Patio Furniture in Summer; Open Floor Plan; Great Room with Spectacular Views / Flat Screen TV / Gas Fireplace; Kitchen with 4-burner Gas Gassenau Cooktop / Built-in Refrigerator / Oven / Microwave; Dining Table Seating for 4 with Counter Seating for 6; Master Suite and Loft with Spiral Staircase to Upstairs Bedroom with Bathroom
- Apartment: Queen Murphy Bed, Flat Screen TV, Mini-Fridge with 2 Electric Burners, Microwave and Full Bathroom
- Main House: Formal Great Room with "Floating" Gas Fireplace / Large Deck with Fireplace, Heater, Lighting; Additional Deck Off Dining Room with Built-in Gas BBQ / Fireplace / Heater; Kitchen has Miele Microwave Oven/ Double Gaggenau Ovens, one is convection/ 5-burner Gaggenau Gas Cooktop / Sub-Zero Refrigerator / Sub-Zero Wine Cooler / Pantry with 2nd Sink, Sub-Zero Freezer, 2nd Dishwasher; Dining Table Seating for 10 with Counter Seating for 6; Office with Fireplace / TV / Deck; Family Room with TV / Fireplace; Master Bedroom with Wall of Windows for Stunning Views
- Wireless Internet
- 2-Car Garage - one space for guests plus partially covered driveway
- Please be advised, this property has a driveway that could be considered steep. We strongly encourage anyone renting this property during the snow season (Oct 15-May 15) to bring a 4-wheel drive vehicle or carry chains in the event there is snow on the ground.
- Many homes are pet friendly, however this specific home is not. Please inquire about pet friendly homes.