Stand here long enough (say 12 months, for example) and you’ll have one of the finest seats to the four seasons of the Sierra. It’s like a time-lapse of all things amazing – fairways that turn to brilliant fields of snow and a silence that goes well with a good book and warm fire; May mornings where winter gives way to lupine and mules ears and where the home-side creek trickles to life; summer afternoons of barbecues and golf and star-filled skies; and finally, autumns where shadows stretch, evenings cool, and the aspen groves that encircle the home and trickle down Lookout Mountain arrive in ribbons of gold.
Enhancing that sense of arrival is a front porch swing and – beyond the door – a view of ski slopes and the 17th fairway, stunningly framed by the great room’s curved ceiling and towering windows. It’s a picture that the home has oriented itself around, one shared by those in the great room, kitchen, dining room, patio, bedrooms, even the enclosed bridgeway that spans the creek separating the home from the master wing. Center point of the home is a kitchen where you can hold conversations with those in the dining room in one direction and the great room in the other. The large stone fireplace in the great room also opens up to the covered dining room on the patio. There’s a firepit, as well as a hot tub, sofas, a handsome stretch of patio, and the ever-present creek and never-ending views.
The floors of this Lahontan Golf Club home are solid hickory while custom iron works are found throughout the home. Walls are artistically textured. In the kitchen is an island that comfortably seats five as well as a hidden wine cooler. Upstairs is a bedroom that faces Lookout and the fairway. Two other bedrooms are found here, including a bunk room with a deck and built-in cabinets. The primary bath centers around an inviting, elegant bathtub with views that further the sense of relaxation. Including the separate guesthouse with its own garage, this 5-bedroom home exudes the feel of an estate while providing a flow that draws family and friends together and, in time, to the gravity of a view that never grows old.