Homewood, CA (January 25, 2018) If you’ve seen the classic Francis Ford Coppola
film The Godfather II then you’ll recognize Lake Tahoe’s Fleur du Lac Estates as the lakeside backdrop as the site of Michael Corleone’s bash held in honor of his son’s first communion —but it’s simply best remembered as the spot where his older brother Fredo (John Cazale) is sent to his grave.
The famed 15-acre enclave situated on the west shore of North Lake Tahoe offers residents a private lakefront community with exclusive access to unmatched amenities. Home to only 22 residences, Fleur du Lac’s native stone walls guard the property creating a private way of life for all residents.
A rare opportunity to be a part of this exclusive community is now available for $3,749,000. Ownership of Residence 13 offers bragging rights to a portion of the Fleur Du Lac legacy that goes beyond the silver screen.
Fleur du Lac Estates was originally created as a retreat for wealthy industrialist, Henry Kaiser, the father of modern shipbuilding. With the soon-to-be completion of his Hoover Dam project, he desired a celebration site for friends and family. Kaiser set an ambitious goal to complete the estate within a mere 30 days, and with a crew of 300 men, working eight-hour shifts, 24-hours a day he succeeded. Kaiser loved Lake Tahoe and namely his boats so this location served him well for his home and party venue. In addition to constructing 17 residences, there were servants’ quarters, small cottages, as well as his yacht club and boat house, both of which are still in use to this day. In honor of his favorite hydroplane he christened the estate Fleur Du Lac, “Flower of the Lake.”
Kaiser sold the estate in the 1960’s, and the property later enjoyed a colorful history after its 1974 Hollywood debut .
In the 1980’s, a re-birth began which included the remodeling of some existing structures, and the new construction of 22 luxurious lakefront chateaus. Kaiser’s original yacht club stands today as a reminder of our American industrial history and serves as a shared space where homeowners can relax or entertain and host private events while overlooking the beautiful harbor and Lake Tahoe skyline.
Residence 13 is situated on a beautiful lakeside meadow with expansive views of Lake Tahoe and the snow-covered mountains. The wilderness of Lake Tahoe’s rugged scenery is juxtaposed here against the classic luxury of one of Lake Tahoe’s original estates.
Residence 13 features a contemporary interior finish, with banded teak floors, stunning picture windows, and beautiful Italian marble and granite detailing. The estate features three bedrooms, four full baths, a library, gourmet kitchen, dining room, and living room; this 3,700+ square foot residence offers elegant luxury with exquisite craftsmanship throughout.
“Fleur Du Lac Estates offers a lifestyle option that’s difficult to duplicate in Lake Tahoe and brings the perfect combination of location, amenities and privacy,” says Craig Miller, with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. “For a fortunate few, it is a world unto itself on the magical west shore of Lake Tahoe.”
Each residence includes a private boat slip for vessels up to 30 feet long, access to Henry Kaiser’s historic yacht club and boathouse, a swimming pool, year-around outdoor spa, tennis courts, exercise facilities, the Kaiser Suite, on-site management and guest services; the amenities are world-class for luxury resort living at Fleur Du Lac Estates.
The home is exclusively represented by Craig Miller and Katherina Haug, of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. Click here for details.
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