This uncommon forest property has a certain old-world, Euro aesthetic that tends to make it 1 of a kind right here in the neighborhood of Alpine Peak in Tahoe City, California. This snowy setting is the picture-best spot for such a cabin-style property, which appears like anything straight from a storybook. Surrounded by towering evergreens and a thick blanket of snow, this common ski destination has no doubt inspired this cottage custom residence. Nestled above the Trukee River, residents and guests are welcomed property by a 25-ft. waterfall – just the beginning of this enchanted fairytale. This is “chalet chic” to the extreme.
An exterior of heavy white plaster practically disappears into the snow-covered hills surrounding it. Timber sourced from the Oregon coast – which was hand distressed on web site – accents the arched doorways, irregular-shaped windows and exposed rafters. But even this unforgettable exterior doesn’;t prepare you for what’;s behind the heavy wood doors.
Interiors are the epitome of chalet living, telling a tale of warm winter evenings spent sipping hot cocoa by the crackling fire. Ceilings and window frames embrace the knotty wood’;s organic imperfections, although the stone fireplace surround and uneven plaster walls induce images of a bear cave, or probably a scene from the North Pole?
Wood-framed windows line the living area and make their way into the kitchen, exactly where between the exposed-beam ceilings, hardwood floors and furnishings-style wood cabinets, it is a nature-lover’;s dream come accurate.
By day, natural light and forest views perform their way into the property. Following sunset, a Gothic-style chandelier adds a romantic glow to this warm honey-colored space.
This huge, open area is excellent for entertaining family members and friends, advertising socialization with a lack of walls, and comfy sitting and dining places that invite you to linger into the wee hours. This massive property nevertheless has a warm, cozy appear and feel – a welcome contrast to the wintery scene outside.
But when you just can’;t maintain your eyes open an immediate longer, retreat to the bedrooms by means of the romantic sculptural winding wood staircase. A massive wall of windows encircles the exterior of the stairs, providing dreamy views of nature and treetops.
The upper level echoes the warm, woody charm of the main floor. Wood-clad ceilings and heavy exposed beams lead the way to the bedrooms. An iron light fixture suspended overhead casts dramatic shadows across the ceiling and floor.
Speaking of fairytales, this bedroom takes us to the story of Goldilocks – and we’;d bet this masculine bed belongs to Papa Bear! Irregular shaped windows and arched doorways add to the home’;s characteristic chalet charms.
This dreamy bedroom really highlights a great perform of wood in its ornate antique headboard and furniture suite – in stark contrast to the knotty, raw, rough wood beams overhead and underfoot.
This woody den could not be better equipped, total with a comfy leather chair and ottoman that invites you to sit back, kick up your feet, and warm up from the inside out with a hot brandy. An arching doorway leads out to the balcony.
And here’;s one more sweet spot to crash. Of course, a property like this is effectively equipped for lots of overnight guests, total with 7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and 4,507 sq. ft. of inviting living space.
3 fireplaces warm up the home both in appear and really feel – a have to right after skiing the slopes or hiking through the woods. Right after a day spent out in nature, it’;s nice to retreat to a residence that embraces its surroundings via and through.
Presently on sale at Redfin