Courtesy of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty
TAHOE CITY, CA – Lakefront offering comes to market in Chambers Landing, a gated community on the shores of Lake Tahoe. It is the only home currently available in this exclusive neighborhood. Recognized as one of the region’s favorite lakeside watering holes, Chambers Landing is also the beautiful site of 43 condominium residences situated in this gated 14-acre property on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.
Steeped in Tahoe’s Wild West history, it was here that “Old John” Washington McKinney explored the western shores of Lake Tahoe and chose this site for his hunting and fishing resort, “Hunter’s Retreat” during the mid-1800’s. His resort would consist of a main hotel with dining hall, twenty-five log cabins and numerous tents for the more adventurous guests. Mark Twain stayed at the resort throughout the seasons during his forays at Lake Tahoe. “Old John” offered sailing and fishing activities on the Lake as well as guided hunting trips into the forests beyond. He also constructed one of the first boathouses at Lake Tahoe, built in 1875, which doubled as a bar and clubhouse. Today, the site is known as the Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant, drawing customers by land and by water to indulge in their signature drink, “Chamber’s Punch.” All summer long avid patrons line the docks to participate in this seasonal ritual as did their forefathers from aboard Steamer Tahoe. Chambers Landing, steeped in tradition and history, can now be a part of your family story as well.
Residence Twenty Two, with four-bedrooms, five-bathrooms, a large den/media room with wet bar and covered parking, is located on the lakefront within Chambers Landing with gorgeous lake views from every level. The residence is elegantly decorated to the highest degree of detail throughout.
Enter on the main level where the expansive living room welcomes your first view, the stunning stone hearth of the wood-burning fireplace centers the room, reclaimed “Heart Pine” floors connect the dining area, breakfast nook and chef’s kitchen, with shimmering Lake Tahoe beyond. A sliding glass door opens from the dining area to a lakeside deck for outdoor entertaining. Another opens to a side deck from the breakfast nook to the outdoor grill with stairs to access the grounds and lake beyond. A guest bedroom, full bath and well-appointed spa room complete this level.
The custom staircase leads to an additional guest bedroom with full bath, laundry and the master suite upstairs. Watch the sun rise from the east over Lake Tahoe as your fireplace radiates warmth to fill the room. A large walk in closet, double vanity sinks, marble floors and granite shower and tub complete the master bedroom offering.
A spacious den/media room with wet bar, large stone gas fireplace and full bath are tucked downstairs below the main living area. Above the master suite level, a charming tree-house lofted bedroom provides a playful retreat with full bath and beautiful lake views. This exceptional property is offered at $4,250,000.
As John Washington McKinney envisioned for his resort, Chambers Landing today offers an incredible respite away from the world, one that celebrates the legacy of the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, with a private pier and beach and dedicated buoy for each homeowner. Tennis, a swimming pool, exercise facility, on-site restaurant and bar complete the offering. Recreational opportunities abound with close proximity to Emerald Bay, McKinney Creek, Sugar Pine State Park, Homewood Mountain Resort, the McKinney Rubicon trail, El Dorado National Forest, Desolation Wilderness and more. The adventures just minutes from Chambers Landing are endless. A little slice of Lake Tahoe history is yours for the taking.
The home is exclusively represented by Craig Miller and Katherina Haug, of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. For details call 775.600.3561 or 530.209.4980.