Coming home to Nagi Tanka – a Lakota translation of Great Spirit – means taking in a world of perspectives. Situated on a two-parcel, 5.3-acre lot with 313 feet of lakefront, this 12,679 square-foot property – drawing inspiration from Yosemite National Park’s legendary Ahwanee Hotel –offers expansive lake views.
Upon entry through exquisite custom double doors, you’ll encounter splendid southward vistas over Lake Tahoe as well as an eye-catching walnut staircase paired with custom iron railings in the image of leather-tied balusters accented with aspen leaves. Here you’ll find a living room with the home’s most panoramic lake view in addition to 39-foot alder ceilings illuminated by custom hidden light fixtures. The living room also features a subtle sprinkler system that uses intermittent small beams amongst distressed and hand-hewn trusses. Just off the living room sits a Lakeview bar accented by a 10-foot section of a claro walnut tree, mirroring similar accents embedded in the living room’s fireplace mantel, legs, and slabs.
Italian-inspired touches adorn both the kitchen and dining room, which respectively feature barrel ceilings with red brick veneer and Venetian plaster meant to look like copper – elements that lighten both rooms. On the same level is the master suite, which boasts gorgeous Tahoe views, a granite fireplace whose mantel is finished in a creamy glaze and warm stain, and cream-colored carpeting, as well as sheer Hunter Douglas shades, finished in colors reminiscent of sand and water. In the master bathroom, you’ll find a free-standing tub atop a niche pebble floor which runs continuously into a glass door shower with an invisible drain. His and her toilet rooms are encased with textured-glass insets, allowing in natural light.
In the family room, 12-foot-square pocket glass doors open onto a 4,000-square-foot paver terrace surrounded by impeccable landscape design. Upstairs, you’ll find two guest suites and a junior master as well as a generously appointed workout room. The property also features a 3,800-square-foot four-bedroom guest house with lake views as well as two buoys and a shared pier with a boat lift. Nagi Tanka’s exterior is made of cedar and granite quarried in the Sierra Mountains, while the interior is accented with specialty furnishings, window shadings, draperies, and accessories. Come home to Tahoe’s Great Spirit and take in the view!