Pull up a chair on the porch with closed eyes and open mind and you might easily imagine yourself pleasantly ensconced in the depths of the High Sierra. That’s the effect this lulling backyard forest and stream has on your mind as it bounces toward this 3,250-square-foot Martis Camp home that won a modern architecture award from Tahoe Quarterly. Fortunately, the journey to this idyllic setting is as simple as stepping out to the backyard, complemented by a glass of wine and the lure of ribs on the grill. While this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with access to the Cross Camp trail system has an immediate connection to nature, it’s also a neighbor to many of Martis Camp’s greatest attractions, including the Camp Lodge, Family Barn, Fishing Lake, Putting Park and Sports Field. Beyond its elegant, modern lines and pivot front door is a living scene that rivals the surroundings. The dining room is a corner of floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the ski runs on Lookout Mountain. In the great room is a towering fireplace, big screen tv, mid-century modern chandeliers, and glass doors that slide open to the back patio. The kitchen has its own access to the patio with covered/heated dining area. It also features abundant storage and a large counter that seats four. The call of the creek can be heard from the primary suite with fireplace, large tub, and access to the back patio as well as an outdoor shower. The custom-made stairs of wood and iron lead to a landing with panoramic views, a junior suite with deck overlooking the backyard and creek, a media/office/den space, and a bedroom and bunk room that share a deck with a large hot tub that soaks in big views of Lookout Mountain.
A Martis Camp golf membership is available with this home. Additional features include automated shades throughout, four-zone central air conditions, four-zone central heating, and a Generac backup generator.
Whether it’s that effortless adventure to the back patio or a few hours afield to courts, trails and other nearby amenities, you’ll quickly comprehend why Martis Camp is the place Barron’s refers to as the “Best Place to Own a Home in Tahoe.”