Somewhere between appetizers and salad, you may well be served a backswing or a chip shot. It’s a pleasant interruption you’ll likely encounter on those summer evenings where dinner and golf coincide. The view from the dining room – as well as from the deck swing, firepit and hot tub on the expansive back deck – is of an emerald stretch of the 13th fairway. It’s this Lahontan Golf Club home, however, that plays well above par, a 4,927-square-foot home whose bold log exterior exclaims one thing loudly and clearly: Tahoe classic. Step inside and those same log walls – painted in a shade of New England cream with crisscrossed notches capped in a steely gray – exude a modern elegance. It’s a handsome look that runs the length of this home. These walls and the plank tile floors create a resounding silence to the scene. The great room sits under towering beams and faces a two-sided stone fireplace, its flip side casting a warm glow to the sitting area beside the dining room. Sharing this pocket of home is a kitchen with an impressive prep island and counter ideal for the chef at heart. The comfortable media room can be accessed from the front hallway as well as from the kitchen hall. On the main floor is the oversized master bedroom with fireplace, doors that open to the deck, hot tub, swing and that abundant view of the Tom Weiskopf masterpiece. An artistic staircase leads to two bedrooms, one with golf course views, while off on its own near the front courtyard is a detached guest house with a spacious seating area, open bedroom and full bath.
Ideally situated at the far end of Lahontan, this 4-bed, 4.5-bath home is close to the boathouse and pond and the Martis Valley trails renowned to hikers and naturalists alike. The kitchen is accented by custom pendant lighting and includes KitchenAide appliances and abundant cabinet storage. On the spacious back deck you’ll also find a barbecue bay, perfect for cooking up creations that will challenge the concentration of even the most focused of golfers.