Lake Tahoe is California’s proverbial leisure destination. Each winter and summer season, scores of San Franciscans and Silicon Valley outdoor enthusiasts make the 4-hour (or 6-hour) trek up Interstate 80 to the magical mountain and lakeside oasis for the ultimate escape from their busy lives.  From cascading slopes to freshwater lake and the woodsy aroma of pine trees, the North Shore of Lake Tahoe has captivated Northern California’s most affluent with the promise of vacation rejuvenation, and more recently, with style and sophistication as towns like Truckee continue to elevate its status with well-designed and well-crafted properties.

Situated in Lahontan’s 906 acres, this masterfully crafted mountain modern home by local Truckee architect Dennis Zirbel is an example of the high design coming to Truckee.  The 3,260 square-foot residence is teeming with elegance as each room boasts custom touches and finishes. A spacious great room, flanked by a gorgeous stone fireplace, welcomes the outdoors in with large picture windows and walls of glass opening to terraces that back up to breathtaking open space.

A mixture of modern and rustic detailing permeate the entire home, from the four bedrooms, two master suites, office and four and one-half baths. The main master suite beckons you with a second stone fireplace, expansive window overlooking the beautiful Lahontan scenery and a luxurious master bath. Radiant heat has been seamlessly incorporated throughout, giving you comfort all winter.

Outside, there is a magnificent fire pit set against all of the sights and sounds of Northstar. From rock-faced ridges, spring-fed meadows, and mountain ridge tops to tall jeffrey, lodgepole and ponderosa pines and green velvet valleys and finally, to the Tom Weiskopf golf course, the panoramas enjoyed from this property are nothing short of inspiring.

Listed by Bret Churchman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Truckee for $2,995,000, this rare and special home represents a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead the new and elevated Tahoe lifestyle.