Lahontan Realty Home 65-66
In Martis Valley, few trees stand out more majestically than one seed tree that was spared the axe more than a century ago. Today, that tree stands proudly as the official greeter and centerpiece of a Lahontan Golf Club home that’s equally impressive. A wooden drive encircles the massive pine while the rooms on the inner half-circle of this home draw powerful views of its profile. That same power is further amplified within as you leave the porte cochere and enter through a stout front door that was repurposed from rare, antique, square telephone poles. A winding staircase leads to the main floor of this 8,534-square-foot home, focal point of which is a great room with flanking decks — one deck facing the great tree to one side and the other to the 2nd fairway of the Tom Weiskopf 18-hole masterpiece. Floors are mesquite, the fireplace granite and sliding doors disappear to bring the outdoors in. One direction from the great room leads to an office, weight room, and a master wing whose bedroom enjoys its own deck with fairway views and a hydronically heated whirlpool tub that is nothing short of luxurious. A left turn at the top of the stairs leads to a regal dining room, a screened-in outdoor dining room, a kitchen with a wine and coffee bar, large counters, and a stove capped by a custom, artistically crafted hood made from copper and steel. Just off the kitchen is a half-bath with a French limestone sink and a heavy, pivot wooden door from China. Both are several centuries old. More modern is the media room beyond the kitchen with custom-made pool table and big screen tv. Ever-present throughout this 6-bed, 6-bath, 2 powder room house are handsome wood beams that lend a lodge-like feel to the scene.
The lively downstairs scene is best exemplified by a bunkroom with whimsical touches and a bathroom that radiates with creatively youthful tile.
On this level, you’ll find a media room that unites the two bunkrooms, various patios, and a cavernous wine cellar that accesses an outdoor tasting area and an expansive patio with barbecue, hot tub and gallery views of the 2nd hole. Tucked neatly behind the main home and connected by a brick driveway is an artistically crafted guesthouse with custom furniture, fireplace, kitchen, bedroom and views of the golf course.
The coat of this home is a striking blend of Sierra granite with thick slabs of cedar shingles and roofs that are both iron and imported slate. Wood beams are the product of local mills and the steel-framed windows were — like so much within this home — locally handcrafted. The home is fully automated with Lutron and Savant while speakers are wired in the kitchen, great room and master suite. Cabinets, paneling and ceilings are all Douglas Fir while countertops are primarily granite and custom tile. Walls are an elegant Venetian plaster. Flooring materials include mesquite, stained concrete, and slate stone. The staircase that guides you toward the hub of the home is accented by custom ironwork. Appliances include Sub-Zero and Fisher/Paykel and the home features five sets of washers and dryers. Apparent at places throughout the home are uniquely re-purposed accents and elements from across the globe, each adding to the collective rugged elegance of this home, all under the gaze of a tree that’s among the grandest around.