Exquisite detail permeates this Olson-Olson Architects and Bruce Olson- built residence in Homewood, California. The home features perfectly appointed cabinetry and precision-shaped stonework. The gated estate features level grounds with lawn and stately cedar trees leading 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 six-bedroom 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 large living room is dominated at its northern end by the granite boulder fireplace. 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 two-way fireplace into the library/reading room. and a sauna nearby. A Sherlock Holmes-style bookcase functions as a hidden door, opening to reveal a small corking room and wine storage. There are four adjoining lake view bedroom suites as well.
This estate is listed for $19.95 million with Chase International and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.
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