Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Own Unrivaled Tahoe Home Designed by Architectural Legend George Homsey Brings Dreams to Life
Mere moments from Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf Lake is an extraordinary alpine paradise for lovers of nature. Removed from the rest of the world, families have gathered for generations in this quiet community to get back to what’s truly important—quality time together.
Fallen Leaf Lake evokes a sense of nostalgia, when neighborhood children grew up together and rode their bikes to the marina for an ice cream cone each summer. Friends and family get back to the basics and unplug here, reveling instead in the spectacular natural surroundings, spending entire days leisurely swimming, fishing or exploring the rugged terrain.
While the exhilarating year-round outdoor recreation, nightlife, dining and world-renowned sights of the area are just an easy drive or bike ride away, living in this exclusive, family-oriented community is now possible with a rare new market offering.
Unparalleled craftsmanship and the masterful design of famed Bay Area architect George Homsey merged to bring a residential retreat only conjured in dreams to life at 661 Fallen Leaf Road.
Nestled along the banks of quiet, picturesque Fallen Leaf Lake, skyscraping pines embrace this 4,059-square-foot compound built in 2000. Homsey, a legend among architects for his eclectic and eco-conscious designs, envisioned this spectacular, multi-faceted property with expansive windows and exquisite woods evoking the natural surroundings. Inside, raw, natural materials juxtapose the elegantly refined touches throughout. All unnecessary elements were eliminated so as to let the quiet beauty of the home emanate.
Solidly constructed for residence in any season, warmth exudes from four indoor fireplaces, including a sumptuous stone hearth in the main living space. Yet another offers enchanting fireside seating outdoors.
The environmentally minded Homsey co-authored Yosemite’s design guidelines, which the National Park Service adopted. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported after his recent passing, “His best work was the type that simply feels like it belongs . . .”
This was a signature of the architectural savant. At the Fallen Leaf Lake property which he was immensely proud of, Homsey ensured each room provided sweeping vistas of the cerulean lake or verdant outdoors surrounding the .77-acre estate. Each of the three separate living spaces have ample outside access. Inside, streaming sunlight illuminates the natural stone, wood, copper and other environmentally inspired interior design elements.
Below the towering vaulted ceilings of the artfully envisioned primary residence are a chef’s kitchen, dining area surrounded by bay windows and crowned with a wooden cupola, library, workshop, two downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms with access to the outdoors, and a spacious, master bedroom with office upstairs.
Two cozy, detached cabins each with a private living area, bedroom and bathroom offer nearby accommodations for family or friends.
After a full day exploring Tahoe’s year-round bounty of outdoor adventure, nature serenely serenades outdoor lovers occupying this impeccable property’s far-reaching deck. Inspiration forms on its sandy beach while gazing at the kaleidoscopic sunsets reflecting off of the mirror-like lake nightly.
Safely store watercraft on either of two private boat docks, a regional rarity, extending into the Tahoe blue, capped by lounge areas that invoke the feeling of floating on the water. Revel in all four seasons, as this fully-equipped, multi-faceted residence boasts state-of-the-art heating and water-filtration systems as well as a generator.
This home is not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Here, a treasure trove of adventure can be discovered, legacies can thrive, and memories of alpine quests can be crafted and joyfully shared for generations to come. For more information about this listing, contact Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty agent Kelly Flaherty by calling 530-416-0671 or visit Sierrasothebysrealty.com.