SOLD! The iconic Carousel Estate, which was listed for $25,000,000 is officially on record. Built in 1929, the estate has been the venue of choice for lavish affairs and exclusive family gatherings for decades. As of December 2018, the estate will change hands for the first time in 35 years.
For almost a century, the Carousel Estate has played host to the area’s most influential figures. With its prime location on Sunnyside Lane, the most desirable street around the lake, guests never turn down an invitation to Carousel. A state-of-the-art pier, designed to hold and shelter up to seven fifty-foot yachts, was always a hive of activity, even during the sobering Great Depression. Lazy summer days were spent on the property’s private beach and legendary events filled the night air with music and laughter.
Lively soirees aside, the Carousel Estate remains a treasured family lodge to its handful of past owners. The main home features three distinct living spaces connected by a myriad of breezeways. The original 1920s craftsmanship infuses the house with bygone glamour that would make Gatsby blush. Massive stone hearths serve as gathering points throughout the house and bring a sense of intimacy to this grand property. Separate detached caretaker’s quarters offer additional privacy for guests of the estate. All of this grandeur culminates in fourteen bedrooms and eleven and a half bathrooms.
With an expansive 3.5-acre footprint, Carousel is a natural playground for those lucky enough to get past the gate. A private marina, for example, is just one of the ritzy lakeside amenities scattered throughout the estate. Two-hundred feet of crystal blue waterfront is the centerpiece of the property and luxurious outdoor living makes the most of the breath-taking grounds.
Oliver agents represented both sides of this unprecedented transaction. Mark Moore, the listing agent on this property, is confident this incredible piece of Tahoe history will bring just as much joy to its new owners as it has for generations past. We are excited to see what the future holds for this one-of-a-kind heritage property.