In the Lake Tahoe luxury real estate world, one community features a portfolio of great rooms that can be truly classified as “great”: Martis Camp. Far from those days past where great rooms were meant mainly to be admired and not touched, these spaces are intended to gather friends, family and light on a daily basis, stirring healthy conversations and lasting connections. It’s yet another architectural aspect of this four-season Lake Tahoe community that takes life to a higher level.
First impressions of these great rooms are normally immediate and empowering. These rooms aren’t typically stashed out of sight, but instead often reveal themselves within a few steps of the front door. The scene sets the tone for what we might expect from the rest of the home. That might be defined as anything from sleek, modern, and mesmerizing to something that more closely resembles the warmth and grandeur of those national park lodges we might find in Yosemite, Yellowstone, or Crater Lake.
Typically, these great rooms feature common elements such as soaring ceilings and windows that are tall and expansive and that nicely frame those outdoor scenes that Martis Camp is endowed with. It’s common, as well, to encounter patios and decks adjacent to these rooms, sometimes separated by pocket doors that slide out of sight, creating a seamless connection between the great outdoors and an indoor life that’s equally impressive. More often than not, ceilings in these settings are accented by beams – metal or stout wood – that further tie the scene together.
As for fireplaces, designs run the gamut, each one an expression of the theme that runs the course of the home. There are sleek, horizontally oriented fireplaces recessed in concrete, a look that wonderfully complements the modern look that many prefer. River rock is as timeless as ever and prevalent in many homes – both modern as well as Tahoe lodge-like. In several cases, you’ll find double-sided fireplaces and even four-sided fireplaces that share the wealth of warmth that comes from a fireplace. And the great room isn’t alone in its fascination with fireplaces. Many homes have fireplaces in rooms (and decks and patios) throughout.The great room is quite often a statement of the homeowners as well, a setting that can range from quiet, intimate and conducive to moments of relaxation, to other great rooms that provide an entertaining gathering spot for large parties. In fact, regardless of the tone of the great room, you’ll typically find an openness in the living area where there’s no barrier between great rooms and kitchens. For that matter, dining rooms and even nooks ideal for morning coffee or evening board games are often part of the flow one finds at the great rooms of Martis Camp homes.
Lastly, there’s the joy of knowing that most great rooms are never far from those elements so popular with Martis Camp families, including a private slope side ski lodge, fine dining, a spa, pools, parks, 21 miles of community trails, a Family Barn that is the template of luxury communities across the country and, when summer rolls around, an acclaimed 18-hole Tom Fazio golf course. That’s why people focused on opportunities in the North Lake Tahoe Luxury real estate for sale market keep a keen eye on the latest listings at Martis Camp Realty. It’s also why Forbes calls Martis Camp, “Possibly the best four-season community in the U.S.”
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