HISTORIC LAKESIDE LIVING
Recalling the past's grand historic mountain retreats and three dwellings set on sprawling landscaped grounds, the lakeside Greystone Tahoe is one of Tahoe City's most impressive estates.
740 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, California
Nestled amidst mature cedar and sugar pine trees in a bucolic setting on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Greystone Tahoe is a sprawling family estate that offers a private retreat rich in historic character. Built in 1998, the home was designed and built by Jeff Yorosek, the former owner of Homewood Mountain Resort, in collaboration with Gary McKelvey of Segan Design Group—and it takes its design cues from the historic Tahoe mountain resorts that Yorosek was so enamored by.
With three dwellings—the main house, a picturesque cabin, and lakeside bungalow—spread out across 1.4 acres of landscaped grounds with colourful perennial flowers that bloom in perfect harmony throughout the year, Graystone Tahoe is one of the city's most impressive estates.
One enters the estate through winding manicured grounds and forest that leads to the six-bedroom, 8,168-squarefoot main house at the rear of the site. The grandly curved proportions of the primary home evoke a historical grandness, while reclaimed cobblestones have been used to craft the walls. These richly patinated stones—from which Greystone Tahoe takes its name—were originally transported from Europe in the ballast of ships and later used to pave the streets of San Francisco. In their new setting, they help create a magical character that speaks to the surrounding natural beauty and Yorosek's fascination with San Francisco.
The timber-clad interior of the main house is a celebration of Tahoe vernacular—think soaring cathedral ceilings, enormous picture windows, carved banisters, flagstone floors, and finely crafted timber details. It has been designed to entertain large groups of family and friends, with an expansive great room with a cobblestone fireplace around which family can gather, a fully equipped gym, a games room, and an indoor endless pool. There are also plenty more intimate spaces for private moments, such as the cozy breakfast nook, which the current owners often use for family cards and board games.
The stately home is divided into two wings connected by a log stairway and breezeway, with the intimate bedrooms and dramatic master suite separated from the bunk room for privacy. The interior spills seamlessly out to a large deck that overlooks the treetops and provides glimpses of the lake, with a stair that winds through the forest to the shore and private jetty. Over the past two decades, the current owners have improved the technology systems, expanded the pier and boat lift, and lovingly cared for and preserved every element of the property.
Adding to the historical character of the estate is a quaint, four-bedroom cabin, which is thought to have been built in the late 1940s before being reclaimed, restored, and relocated to its present location in 2001. Offering the ultimate seclusion for guests or visiting family, the 1,455-square-foot cabin boasts pine paneling to the walls and ceilings, and distressed virgin grain fir floors, with a deck overlooking the rolling lawns.
One of the highlights of the estate is, of course, its lakeside location—and the property capitalizes on this with 50 feet of private sandy shoreline, its own pier, two buoys, and a 6000-lb boat lift. Overlooking the pier is a 351-square-foot lakeside bungalow with a kitchenette and full bath, offering a getaway for guests or convenient amenities for those enjoying the lake. In winter, it's even possible to sled down the hill towards the lake.
While Greystone Tahoe offers uncompromised seclusion, the estate is within easy walking or cycling distance from Downtown Tahoe City, and the marina is just a short boat ride away. Residents can enjoy dining at some of the city's best restaurants—such as the waterfront Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro or the sophisticated Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique—followed by a short stroll home, or play a round of golf at Tahoe City Golf Course. In the winter months, the world-class ski resorts of Palisades Tahoe and Alpine Meadows are just a ten-minute drive away.
Greystone Tahoe presents a fabulous opportunity for a growing family or multi-generational living, with a location, size, and amenities that will charm and entertain for generations to come.
740 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, California, is listed at $29,000,000.
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Sierra Sotheby's International Realty
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