GREYSTONE: YOUR PRIVATE SANCTUARY
Located along the tranquil west shore of Lake Tahoe, Greystone is your private compound away from the hustle and bustle of the world.
740 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, California
Nestled amidst mature woodland on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Greystone is a private, sprawling family sanctuary rich in amenities and historical character. Purchased in 1996 by Jeff Yorosek, the former owner of Homewood Mountain Resort, and built and designed two years later in collaboration with Gary McKelvey of Segan Design Group, Greystone Tahoe takes design cues from the historic Tahoe mountain resorts that so enamored Yorosek. Today, the upgraded, sprawling estate features the latest technology systems, expanded pier, boatlift, and three separate dwellings - the main house, a picturesque cabin, and lakeside bungalow - on landscaped grounds with colorful perennial flowers that bloom in perfect harmony throughout the spring and summer. Greystone Tahoe is undeniably one of the city's most impressive estates.
"Greystone spreads across 1.4-acres of perfectly manicured grounds," explains David Gemme, Lake Tahoe's Veteran Broker with Sierra Sotheby's International Realty. "Once you enter the gates, there is simply peace and quiet, which is exactly what people are looking for in a mountainside retreat. Round the driveway, and the main house wraps around the site as if to hug you and welcome you home."
The generously curved proportions 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 initially 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.
Step inside the majestic 8,168-square-foot, 6-bed,6.5- bath main house, and Yorosek's legacy is further made clear. The timber-clad interior celebrates Tahoe vernacular - imagine soaring cathedral ceilings, enormous picture windows, carved banisters, flagstone floors, and finely crafted timber details. Designed with entertaining large groups in mind, the residence has many places where family and friends can gather. From the expansive great room with a dramatic, cobblestone fireplace to a fully equipped gym to the games room and the pool, there is an abundance of space to have fun or quietly reflect and enjoy more intimate moments.
Two wings connected by a log stairway and breezeway divide the stately manor. "Thoughtfully designed and elegantly appointed, this grand home is set up for adults to enjoy their own intimate suites away from the youth located in the bunk room in the adjacent wing of the home," continues Gemme. "And if your need is to feel like a king and queen, there is a dramatic master suite with vaulted ceilings and cozy fireplace draped in the treetop canopies and lake views, as well as four additional bedroom suites for guests."
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 a private jetty. Over the past two decades, the current owners have improved the technology systems, expanded the pier and boatlift, and lovingly cared for and preserved every property element.
Adding to the historical character of the estate is a quaint, four-bedroom cabin. Built around the late 30s, the house was 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 6,000-lb boat lift. Overlooking the dock 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.
While Greystone Tahoe offers uncompromised seclusion, the estate is within a short distance from Downtown Tahoe City, and the marina is just a short boat ride away. From spectacular hiking and cycling to water sports and sunbathing to simply soaking up the fresh mountain air, summer is the season to get out on Lake Tahoe. Some of the city's finest restaurants, such as the waterfront Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro or the sophisticated Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique, are a stone's throw away from Greystone. Hone your golfing skills with 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
740 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, California, is listed at $29,000,000.
For more information, or to schedule a private showing, please contact:
Sierra Sotheby's International Realty
M: + 1 530.277.8881