Set along beautiful Lake Tahoe is Villa Harrah, the estate built by Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino founder William F. Harrah. He built the home in 1963, selecting a spot with a beautiful view.
The eight-bedroom estate has been visited by Frank Sinatra and other celebrities who took advantage of the secret tunnel that runs the length of the property to conceal their arrival. The property recently went through an extensive renovation but a tunnel leading to the beach and pier remains.
The villa has over 20,000 sq. ft. of interior space and impeccable amenities and finishes. The front door opens to a wall of glass framing the views.
Entertaining is done in the oversized great room with a floating fireplace, expansive dining area, billiards and a custom bar.
The home’s many finishes and details include walnut and gray elm cabinetry, imported flooring inlays, custom concrete sinks, stone slabs imported from Brazil, European fumed oak floors, leather and steel railings, and horse hair murals.
A bunk-room that sleeps twelve. Each bedroom has a view of the lake.
The villa is filled with resort style amenities such as a full spa that includes a steam room, sauna, jetted bath, cold plunge, a Himalayan Salt Cave, and a hair/nail salon.
In addition, there’s a home theater, retro-style wet bar, spacious terraces and a lakeside pool.
This home is listed for $25.75 million with Jamison Blair and David Bellings of Compass.
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.