Upon entering, it takes all of a minute to see why Tahoe Quarterly honored this home with its ‘Family Friendly Award’ in 2013. It is situated at the heart of Martis Camp’s renowned amenity core directly adjacent to the acclaimed 18 Hole Putting Park with its pond whose soothing waters capture the reflections of Lookout Mountain, and a short walk from The Park Pavilion with its numerous activities. The home’s expansive deck, complete with heated outdoor dining area, firepit, spa and sweeping views of the Carson Range and Northstar California’s slopes, will surely be a favorite family gathering place. Just below and adjacent to the pond, is a distinctive firepit terrace and bonus dining area.
The floorplan – thoughtfully designed to provide a perfect balance of family entertaining and privacy – maximizes the spectacular setting and views. After entering the front door, one comes face to face with the centerpiece of the home – the great room that focuses one’s attention to towering ceilings, a rock fireplace, and expansive views that seem to bring the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains inside regardless of the season. The open kitchen centers around the large “mountain” granite countertop with a cozy breakfast nook/game table to one side while the other features a dining area that leads to a delightful screened and heated sleeping porch seemingly straight from the set of “On Golden Pond.” The master suite of this 5-bed, 5-full bath home is accented by a private covered deck with views of the putting park, pond and mountains. Guests and family will delight in the inviting bedrooms. The first floor guest room has its own access to the deck and spa while the second floor includes two bedrooms and a large, while still being charming, cottage style bunkroom with incorporated den/media.
The exterior is a mix of reclaimed Trestlewood, corrugated metal, rough-cut Douglas Fir and local rock from Sierraville. Exterior colors were chosen with the local pine trees in mind. The orange trim of the Sierra Windows offset the Jeffrey Pines beautifully. Inside, enhancing the highly functional floorplan, are amenities such as in-floor radiant heat, Thermador /Miele appliances, and full home technology and entertainment systems. Those who cherish storage will find it front and center while also encountering hidden pockets of meticulously designed storage space. Built-ins can be found throughout the home, maximizing both square footage and organization. Décor and convenience abound; reclaimed hardwood plank flooring, fabulous painting/glazing throughout, custom cabinets and casework; all creating the perfect mountain escape to this approximately 3,000-square-foot home.
Home – that’s where the heart is – thumping soundly to the beat of family, friends and memories – days well spent.