Unparalleled Panoramic Views of Squaw Valley from Classic European Chalet Now on Market for $2.1M
A masterful modernization of the classic European chalet, designed by award-winning architect David Tucker, is now available in Squaw Valley, the renowned home to the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Perched amidst the dramatic Sierra peaks, this 3,759-square-foot, single-family detached residence and longtime home to skiing legends Tamara and Steve McKinney is available for the first time for $2.1 million.
Built by seven-time world champion speed skier Steve McKinney and his sister, three-time Olympian, gold medalist and five-time world champion skier Tamara McKinney, the home blends exquisitely into its alpine surroundings. This private, five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom property is located at the end of a quiet cul-de sac that is bordered by U.S. Forest Service land, and directly across from Squaw Valley’s iconic peak, KT-22.
“Waking up to the first faint pink light of dawn on Squaw Valley’s ‘Tamara’s’ run, Olympic Lady and KT22 is my favorite part of living in this house,” says Tamara McKinney. “Hiking and skiing right out the back door, then ending the day with a sauna or relaxing by a cozy fire is a close second. There’s nothing better than sleeping under the stars of the incredible night sky of Squaw Valley and the privacy of nature all around.”
Recently updated, the move-in ready home includes smart-house features such as Nest thermostats and heated bathroom floors, along with a new furnace, ducting, water heater, carpet, paint, flooring, interior light fixtures and refinished oak floors. The residence’s interior incorporates steel I-beams, custom stone and ironwork plus a symphony of stunning woods throughout. Stainless steel appliances complement the towering beams, while expansive rooms and closets offer ample space for living and storage.
Exterior lighting by Mountain Forge spotlights the landscaping and custom granite rock work throughout the property. The two-car garage offers protection from the elements for automobiles and more, and the studio apartment on property provides both space for visitors and rental income opportunities.
Panoramic views from the south-facing property’s abundant windows and entertainment-sized outdoor patio are unforgettable, changing with each season. Located in Squaw Valley’s sought-after west-end neighborhood, exploring the restaurants, shops and activities in the nearby Village at Squaw Valley is also within easy walking distance, or just two minutes by shuttle or car.
Hikes, mountain-bike trails, world-class skiing and every fathomable form of snow play are just steps from the home’s front door. The Tahoe National Forest adjacent to the property’s boundary provides easy access to hike, snowshoe and ski out the back door on the Granite Chief, Pacific Crest and Shirley Lake trails. The grand deck and lawn offer space to host large celebrations, weddings or simply enjoy the quiet privacy provided by this breathtaking property.
For more information on this home located at 1853 Apache Ct. in Olympic Valley or to schedule a viewing, call Tamara McKinney with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty at 530-412-0302 at or search the property address on sierrasothebysrealty.com