This Martis Camp home is a rare balance of convenience and tranquility. It’s a stroll to the Lost Library and playground and mere minutes to all those elements that make Martis Camp the Lake Tahoe community that Barron’s calls “The Best Place to Own a Second Home in Tahoe”. Yet even closer at hand is a sense of serenity. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 3,415-square-foot home backs to a hill on one side and features a backyard of grass, terraces and mature, lush landscaping. The other side of the house gazes off toward the forest. The calming effect that defines this home runs the course of its interior as well. The great room, dining room and kitchen share views of the forest. To the right of the home’s entry is the primary suite with large windows and a private patio that take in the garden views. The primary bath is tucked into a bay that enjoys private views of the forest and backyard aspens. There’s another downstairs suite with access to the main patio while the custom metal staircase leads to a media room and two bedrooms. Just steps from the home and in full view of the gardens and lawn is a separate guest house that shares the same restorative features of this home’s peaceful disposition.
The other outstanding elements of this 5-bed, 4.5-bath home include granite rockworks that line the drive and define the landscaping. The kitchen features an island of distressed marble and a limestone counter while appliances are Wolf, Sub-Zero, KitchenAid and Whirlpool. Cabinets are picklewood while ceilings are knotty pine and floors are primarily white oak. The back terrace has a jacuzzi, barbecue, firepit, covered outdoor dining, and both endless amounts of entertaining possibilities and soothing all-natural therapy.