When forces of nature worked the lands that are now Martis Camp, they left behind a pocket blessed with a rare abundance of all things good. It’s a raised promontory framed by an aspen-lined creek one direction, sunny meadows and mountain views the other, and a bluff of untamed lava at its western edge. This 9,024-square-foot Martis Camp estate calls that place home. And its layout is every bit as impressive as that 2.4 acre perch with a gallery view of the 12th fairway of the Tom Fazio golf course. In the foyer beyond the front door, a fireplace greets you, a harbinger of the warm personality and inspiring details to come. Stage left of that hearth and that personality is on full display with family and friends gathered before a tall stone fireplace and a great room with towering windows, heated wood floors, and a peaked ceiling accented by bold, arching beams. Mirroring this room is a nearby family room with a fireplace, wood-fire pizza oven, a bar, billiards table, and pocket doors that disappear from sight, opening this room to a back patio with hot tub, creek and forest views. This patio wraps around to a covered/heated dining area with pocket doors, barbecue bay, free-standing fireplace, and inspiring private views. Beyond those pocket doors is the dining room and the kitchen and breakfast nook with south-facing sun and mountain vistas. On this wing of the home is the primary suite with fireplace, private patio with firepit, and an office at the top of the stairs with a fireplace in the corner and mountain views spanning 270º, a feature that neatly transforms this workspace into an observatory under the night’s starry skies.
The far side of this six-bed/six-bath/two half-bath home, the one beyond the sunny breezeway just right of the fireplace entry, are two en suite guest rooms (one with a loft), each with its own private entry. A custom staircase winds its way upstairs to a bedroom with southern exposure, a kids’ lounge with deck, big screen tv, and a loft for curious minds. The hallway leads on with bunkrooms left and right of one another and – further on – a music room as well as an art room whose peaked ceilings and sun-filled windows stir the creative ways of young and old alike. It’s a room that complements the work Mother Nature put into making this parcel one of the most spectacular listings in the Tahoe area and an exclusive opportunity for those who treasure nature’s serenity and mankind’s architectural inspirations in a community Forbes calls, “Possibly the best private four-season community in the U.S.”