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Daily Dream Home: The Pines

Daily Dream Home: The Pines

The Pines, a magnificent estate on Lake Tahoe, is located just south of Glenbrook, the site of Lake Tahoe’s first shoreline sawmill and the largest lumbering settlement in the 1870s and ’80s. Tahoe is a bit of a recreational paradise with skiing and snowboarding all winter long and golf, hiking, fishing, and boating in the summer months.

    Originally 26 acres and named Whispering Pines, the property was developed in the mid 1930s as a summer retreat for the Scripps/Howard Newspaper family. It later sold in the ‘50’s and again in the 70’s, and was home to an old Tahoe family for nearly three decades. Four parcels were divided and The Pines is the result of the two most magnificent parcels on Lake Tahoe’s shores. The guest house was built in 1996 and the main residence was built in 1998. Today, The Pines is one of Lake Tahoe’s largest privately held estates.

Upon entering The Pines you are directed past the caretaker’s house towards the water through the grounds which include a three hole golf course with practice green, swimming pool and spa, waterfalls, a covered bridge, trout ponds, and gigantic granite outcroppings. There are two private buoys and boathouse with 27-foot slip, shared pier and wide sand beach.

The property consists of a main residence, guest house, second guesthouse or caretaker’s home, detached garage building/current gym and shop. Water rights consist of 12 acre-feet and a well, which services all three houses at The Pines.

The two-story main residence is designed of lateral clear-heart stained redwood accented with dramatic Montana lodge poles, natural stone and granite with a treated wood shake roof. Multi-level windows showcase Lake Tahoe’s panoramic views and the beautiful Sierra Nevada from almost every room.

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One side of the living room includes the living room, large kitchen and dining area. At the other end of the house there is an office, game room, and a theatre room with a 10-foot screen.

The four-bedroom guest house is a replica of the historic main house at Whispering Pines.  In the great room, the original beams, carved fireplace mantle and wagon wheel light fixture were used, all dating back to 1935. The interior walls and ceilings are knotty pine and the great room overlooks the swimming pool, beach, lake, pier and boathouse. The second guest house is a  two-story home with three bedrooms and a wood burning fireplace.

This compound is listed for $35 million with Chase International and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.

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