Offered at: $29,500,000
Once upon a time, a family wished for a little piece of magic at Lake Tahoe. Many days were spent looking for just such a place, where family and friends could spend precious moments and savor the sun drenched days at Lake Tahoe. One day, a very special private cove was spotted and, at last, the vision for their dream came true! Named after their three children, this was the beginning of Al Tarina – one of the most magnificent properties at Lake Tahoe.
Surrounded by nature, Al Tarina, a magical waterfront estate, is now the families summer retreat. While this resort compound resides on 72 acres and 1,300 feet of pristine shoreline, its true essence lies in the nearly 10 acres of incomparable waterfront property contiguous to U.S. Forest Service land enhancing its splendid seclusion.
The three-residence compound is nestled in a private cove. The property boasts indoor and outdoor pools, waterfalls and spas, a water slide,tennis court, lakeside terrace with fireplace,sandy beach, and protected harbor with pier facilities accommodating multiple boats. Walking paths weave though acres of emerald lawn with granite boulders and exotic plants, leading into a storybook-like forest, all the while overlooking breathtaking views of beautiful turquoise blue Lake Tahoe. From the security gate and gatehouse, a sweeping drive unfolds through fully fenced, park-like grounds to the magnificent main residence.
Reminiscent of old-world European luxury, Al Tarina is masterfully designed and skillfully constructed with the utmost in architectural perfection. The intricate finish work is a blend of fine art and novel accents. Surprisingly, this grand 20,000 square foot residence remains comfortable and intimate,tucked away in nature’s paradise. Among its fabulous features are a grand rotunda entry with towering pine trees, two-story drawing room with balcony and 19th-century fireplace, theater and stage, old-world wine cellar with private dining room, gymnasium,and indoor pool with waterfall adjacent to a whimsical soda fountain bar crafted from vintage wooden boat.
A charming two-bedroom lakeside cottage and separate eight-bedroom caretakers’ residence complement the total compound. An estate of natural beauty coupled with maximum prestige and privacy, Al Tarina is the perfect place to call home.