Cover Story: Crystal Pointe

A home is a true reflection of a person’s lifestyle. Crystal Pointe, nestled among the Lake Tahoe landscape in Nevada, is no exception.

“It’s built in harmony with this environment and is in the contour of the land,” says Susan Lowe, vice president and corporate broker with Chase International Luxury Real Estate. With over 16,000 square feet, Crystal Pointe offers stunning views of the lake throughout, with the main foyer featuring large floor-to-ceiling windows and absolute privacy all-around.

In essence, the home is meant to incorporate the beauty and elements that Lake Tahoe encompasses. From the hand-carved cedar beams to the outside fire pit and waterfall, the home puts Lake Tahoe’s outdoors on display while linking people to the area’s nature and spiritual lands.

Crystal Pointe’s waterfront guesthouse.

“The connection to Mother Earth through the water, through the sun and the essence of our souls is found in this property,” says Shari Chase, president, CEO and luxury specialist of Chase International Luxury Real Estate. “The property takes into consideration all the elements of the surrounding land and the stunning views of Lake Tahoe.”

The two funiculars on the property provide a 360-degree view of the sugar pine trees, bald eagles and cascading land that envelope the property. A continuation of the main residence, the beach house, sits further down the mountain, allowing for direct access to the lake below. The crisp air breathes into the beach house through the deck that connects to the main level, bringing the outside in. The dining area features a 2,400-year-old alligator juniper tree table, while fossils scattered in the sandstone flooring add finishing touches to this spectacular addition.

Crystal Pointe embodies the lushness and vibrancy of Lake Tahoe and pays homage to the unrefined environment. Put simply by Chase, this home is for “people looking to enhance the quality of their life.” Crystal Pointe is listed at $75 million.

 

This editorial appeared in Unique Homes Global ’19 Issue. 

Totaling $102 million in sales, the first new residential community on Lake Tahoe in 30 years nears Phase 1 sell out pre-construction — setting a record-breaking sales pace for Lake Tahoe real estate projects.

During the first 15 months of pre-construction sales, 41 of 46 Phase 1 residences at Tahoe Beach Club, a new private residential community on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, were sold. The record-breaking sale was announced by MI Worldwide Properties, a leading luxury real estate marketing and sales firm.

A scarcity of new construction along the Lake has fueled high demand for the initial release of residences as the residential community presents a singular opportunity to own a home with direct private access to one of America’s most iconic landmarks.

“Reaching a near sell out of Phase 1 pre-construction is a remarkable milestone. The fact that a property like this may not come again for many years is certainly a driver for buyers who want to secure their family’s legacy on the Lake,” said Mike Collins, founding partner and chief executive officer at IMI. “Tahoe Beach Club offers not only a matchless location and modern lifestyle amenities, but also the benefits of a friendlier Nevada tax climate. Given this rare trifecta we’ve been able to achieve record sales prices while also keeping sales at a high velocity never before seen in the Lake Tahoe market.”

Set to open this fall, Tahoe Beach Club will bring a wholly unique living experience to the Lake. The 143 two- to five-bedroom condominium residences will be anchored by the iconic Beach Club, a world-class community hub designed by renowned architect John Sather of Swaback Partners. Known for high-profile, family-centered projects such as the Family Barn at Martis Camp (Truckee, California) and The SHED at Promontory Club (Park City, Utah), Sather’s Beach Club will differentiate Tahoe Beach Club by offering owner’s the best of today’s lifestyle amenities right out their front door, including fine and casual dining; a yoga and Pilates pavilion; a premier fitness facility; business center; concierge services; and a full-service spa.

“Reaching a near sell out of Phase 1 pre-construction is a remarkable milestone. The fact that a property like this may not come again for many years is certainly a driver for buyers who want to secure their family’s legacy on the Lake.”

Outdoor recreation awaits on the private white sand beach complete with cabanas and fire pits, a 160-foot floating pier, boat valet service and an infinity-edge pool overlooking Lake Tahoe. Hiking, biking and exploration are steps away within the surrounding 300+ acres of national forest and meadows to the north, or owners can hit the links at neighboring Edgewood Tahoe Resort and Golf Course. Tahoe Beach Club is also just minutes from Heavenly Ski Resort and all the excitement, entertainment and dining found in South Lake Tahoe, a destination experiencing a significant transformation as an influx of innovative restaurants, craft breweries, upscale hotels and entertainment venues attract a new generation of visitors to play and stay.

The residences at Tahoe Beach Club meld modern mountain livability with the timelessness of Tahoe. Materials have been creatively layered — wood abuts stone and metal create a contemporary textural vibrancy. Throughout the mountain modern residences, custom lighting, wide expanses of windows, large decks, fine appliances and appointments all speak to an elevated, active and relaxing lifestyle while maintaining an understated elegance. With special attention paid to comforts and conveniences such as sound attenuation and underground parking with elevator access directly into residences, Tahoe Beach Club brings a heightened living experience appealing to today’s modern families.

The Initial Release of Phase 2 residences will take place this spring, and will be treated on a first come first serve reservation process, which are being secured at this time. Residences start at $1.3 million.

For more information, visit ww.thetahoebeachclub.com.

While Clear Creek Tahoe is known for its breathtaking golf course, it also offers a range of winter activities.

Is winter even better than summer in Lake Tahoe? Many residents of Clear Creek Tahoe would argue that Lake Tahoe is an exciting destination year round.

During the winter, when residents are unable to take advantage of the Coore & Crenshaw golf course, members and guests can snowshoe or cross country ski around Clear Creek’s private, untouched land in the luxurious mountains above Lake Tahoe.

Also, located within miles of Tahoe’s best powder, Clear Creek shuttles residents 4 short blocks straight to the gondolas of Heavenly Mountain Resort. With 30 lifts and 100 trails crisscrossing across California and Nevada, through one of America’s largest snowmaking systems, Heavenly boasts some of the best views of Lake Tahoe.
After a slope-filled day, residents and members can return to Twin Pines Lake House & Ski House, designed by the iconic architect Julia Morgan, which becomes a cozy base camp for additional romantic or snowy adventures. Envisioned as a welcoming retreat for members to relax, the private lakeside home showcases its history with collections of local postcards, antique tobacco pipes, water skis and snow shoes, historic books on Tahoe, and local furniture.
 The 1,576 acres of Clear Creek Tahoe offer an expansive stretch of pristine land filled with towering pines and majestic, 360-degree views that will ensure it remains a private retreat for decades to come.  The developers also placed 853 of the property’s acres into a permanent conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy.
Complete with a world class golf course, state-of-the-art spa and wellness center, family campus, lake and ski house, and clubhouse, Clear Creek Tahoe offers all the amenities of modern, luxury living, nestled against one of the most amazing, intimate and serene environments of Lake Tahoe.
There are 268 estate lots ranging from ½ to nearly 5 acres and from $350,000 to $1,750,000 in price.  The first phase of 121 lots has been released for sale and more than 20 home sites have closed since January 1, 2017.

Photos courtesy of Clear Creek Tahoe

 

Crystal Pointe, a magical estate set on the cliffs of Lake Tahoe’s north shore, is on the market for $75 million. This legacy family home is the highest price listing near Lake Tahoe. Crafted for 21st century living, this stunning property offers original and innovative design and amenities.
 

This luxury home is set on 525 expansive feet of Tahoe’s lakefront and 5.14 acres — made up of two parcels. The main residence, guesthouse, caretaker’s apartment and beach house comprise 16,232 square feet of living space. The house also features 8 bedrooms, 10 full and 1 half bath and 13 fireplaces. The home also includes 2 glass funiculars, 2 elevators, a 10-seat theatre and a 1,687-bottle wine cellar.

 
The adjacent U.S. Forest Service land provides privacy, and the home’s creative design presents beautiful views of the mountainside. The grounds are simply amazing with level lawns, ponds and waterfalls.

Crystal Pointe is listed by Shari Chase, Susan Lo we, Kerry Donovan and Mike Dunn of Chase International, a powerhouse of luxury associates brought together by Shari Chase to bring success to the next generation of Tahoe properties. This new approach to luxury properties is dynamic, highly energetic, client caring and utilizes collective mind power to capture the latest trends and most effective technology for the greatest results in today’s global world.

Photos courtesy of  Jeff Dow

The approaching Audi FIS Ski World Cup is partnering with Pacific Union International, Inc., receiving a significant sponsorship for the event that will be held on March 9-12, 2017 at Squaw Valley.  As the leading real estate brokerage for Lake Tahoe’s most stunning residences, Pacific Union’s support in the community where its team lives and works is paramount.
“This is a rare opportunity to witness the best in sport in our own neighborhood,” Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin says. “This elite competition is the return of World Cup ski racing to California after 19 years, and we are proud to support the superb athletes and volunteers who are making the extraordinary happen in Squaw Valley.”

Pacific Union is offering a limited number of top-tier tickets to the most exclusive guest venues — the VIP and Club level viewing areas at the base of the challenging Red Dog run — for sale to the brokerage’s clients for $450 and $1,400, respectively. The packages include two-day lift tickets, VIP amenities, parking privileges, exclusive hospitality, and private receptions, including access to lodging reservations in Squaw Valley.
On Friday, March 10 the highly anticipated competition includes Women’s Giant Slalom will occur and the Women’s Slalom on Saturday, March 11. Olympic champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, will be ripping up the terrain on the legendary Red Dog run, the site of the 1969 World Cup and the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Pacific Union is San Francisco Bay Area’s premier luxury real estate brand operating in nine regions. With more than 25 Bay Area offices and nearly 700 of the region’s top-performing real estate professionals, Pacific Union merged with Los Angeles-based brokerage John Aaroe Group in December 2016.
For tickets and more information go to skiworldcup.

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