Lake Tahoe Real Estate Spotlight: Crystal Bay’s Historic Past and Dynamic Future

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Lake Tahoe Real Estate – A few miles of pristine alpine shoreline are the only thing these two luxury Crystal Bay homes have in common.

Tahoe’s rich history runs as deep as the Lake and there’s no better place to start than the iconic Crystal Bay. Rightly named for its crystal clear waters and granite shores, Crystal Bay has seen a lot of action over the years. The state-line community of Crystal Bay came to light in the roaring twenties as the landmark Cal Neva Resort and Casino quickly became a Tahoe hotspot among celebs and cynosures. The picturesque landscape and laid back laws of Nevada were enough to draw the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Clara Bow, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Once a summer home haven, Crystal bay has transformed into one of Lake Tahoe’s most sought after locales. Crystal Bay also boasts some of Tahoe’s greatest properties where Oliver Luxury Real Estate is offering Lake Tahoe’s two most exceptional listings. Tahoe Lakefront real estate is perfectly tailored to suit each proprietors needs and a spotlight on these two diverse luxury estates gives a glimpse into Tahoe’s extraordinary past and alluring future.


Summertide  •  26 Cala Neva Drive  •  $19,500,000


Built in 1934, Crystal Bay’s Summertide Cottage has remained virtually untouched over the last eight decades. Listed for $19.5 million, this remarkable estate, presented by John Leles and Oliver Luxury Real Estate, offers a rare chance to own a piece of Lake Tahoe history.

Once home to business tycoon and famed aviator, Howard Hughes, this five and a half acre estate perched atop 500 feet of pristine shoreline offers all the rustic charm you would expect in a Tahoe lodge.

Once a fair weather retreat, this grand estate has since been beautifully renovated to accommodate year-round luxury living. Still keeping with the old Tahoe charm, the estate has been beautifully updated with all modern essentials. The property consists of a log home, a water’s edge guest cottage, detached four-car garage, and manicured grounds. The five bed, four and a half bath cottage, guest house and garage are spread across three parcels with grand lake views.

With 3,800 square feet of total living space between the main house and guest cottage there is plenty of Tahoe Lodge charm to go around. The Summertide estate includes an outdoor spa, panoramic sun decks, a private pier, boat lift and mooring facilities.

The magnificent estate consists of five parcels populated with vintage buildings. The one of a kind property is a great investment opportunity and is eligible to be preserved, rehabilitated to enhance function, or developed to accommodate multiple lake view homes.


Ski The Future  •  580 Gonowabie Road  •  $39,750,000


Just a mile and a half due north of the rustic Summertide cottage stands a structure so futuristic it would make the Jetsons swoon. Aptly named ‘Ski the Future’ this ultra-modern estate gives us a glimpse into Tahoe’s magnificent future. Priced at a cool $39.75 million, Ski the Future is Tahoe’s priciest property and Janet O’Donnell of Oliver Luxury Real Estate holds the listing.

Chiseled into the granite cliffside, Ski the Future towers over the crystal shores. It took ten years and a team of designers led by California architect, Mark Dziewulski, to construct the modern masterpiece. Ski the Future stands six stories tall with floor to ceiling walls of glass for viewing the Sierra skyline from every angle.

With over 8,000 square feet of living space there is plenty of room to roam. A spiral glass staircase is the focal point of the interior and glass features throughout blend the home seamlessly with the stunning vista. This four bed, four and a half bath home also boasts a glass elevator, full guest quarters, a sleek spa and gym, library, and garden room.

The home’s exterior is meticulously manicured with terraced gardens, a two car garage with heated driveway, private pier with boat lift and two buoys all along 98 feet of stunning lake frontage.

This modern architectural marvel offers an extraordinary chance to own a piece of history in the making. The progressive design is a dramatic divergence from Tahoe’s traditional chalets and may be an indication of what’s to come.




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