550 SIERRA SUNSET LANE, ZEPHYR COVE, NEVADA
Fall colors explode in the aspen grove leading down to the shorefront estate set on Marla Bay on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. The lakefront home is clad with over 400 tons of Montana bluestone, with covered terraces and arched entry lending to the grand scale. The main drive winds along the meadow to the home’s gated entry and roundabout, with guest home opposite the main house. The home is set on 378 lineal feet of sandy beach with a private pier, boat hoist, a boat buoy with Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop to the West.
The entry foyer is surrounded by a curving staircase leading to the second floor, and opens to a grand lake view beyond the formal living room cast with two-story windows. The main living area features a gourmet eat-in kitchen with pantry and butler’s prep area, adjacent to the formal dining room with grand fireplace. There is a cooled wine room with leaded glass windows and tasting area off the dining room. The informal family room is located off the kitchen, with grand fireplace and two-story windows and doors opening to a lakeside patio running the length of the home. There is a large entertainment room with full bar, pool table and fireside lounging, with a home theater set to the rear of the area. The first floor also hosts adjacent offices, with a master suite to the north end including a home gym with sauna and steam shower, large walk-in closet, and grand master bath.
The upstairs area boasts another seven guest suites, most with fireplaces, covered lakeside terraces, and luxurious bathrooms. There is an upstairs laundry room, library and kids bunk rooms under the eaves with old world character. The upstairs hallway features gallery lighting and overlooks the great room and family rooms from the balconies above. A back stairway leads down to the lower level hall, by the second laundry room and mudroom leading to the garage. The home includes 16,703 square feet of living space on two levels.
Opposite the main home is a 1,448 square foot guest home that features a kitchen and living area with fireplace and plantation shutters. There is a full laundry room serving the two bedrooms and en-suite baths with a four-car garage below. Additionally, two outbuildings are adjacent to the main and guest homes.
The adjacent property at 560 Sierra Sunset Lane is also offered separately at $6,995,000. This parcel includes equestrian facilities located by the front entrance, boasting stables with 15 stalls, indoor chicken coop, wash rack, grooming area and office. Paddocks off the stables lead to the open meadow with water rights for irrigation. There is also a 1,348 square foot 2 bedroom caretakers home adjacent to the stables and the front gate, with outbuildings for storage and equipment. This property also includes access to the Lake and sandy beach with option for a buoy.
Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe is in close proximity to world class skiing, dining and entertainment just minutes away. Both South Lake Tahoe and Minden Airports are easily accessible for private jets, and the Nevada address is coveted for tax reasons. Boating is exceptional from these sandy shores, with access to Emerald Bay, Tahoe’s West Shore, East Shore coves and beaches, and lakefront dining just minutes by boat.
Lexi Cerretti, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty
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