This luxurious home commands attention, both for its significant architecture and engineering, and for its ability to capture the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Soaring above the shores of Lake Tahoe, this glass and steel 9,000 square foot Crystal Bayhome is anchored in granite above 95 feet of pristine waterfront. An architectural wonder, the property rises on the water’s edge, specifically designed to capture the glassy blue waters and seasonal beauty of its habitat.
The home features distinctive separation of living spaces accessed by the home’s central staircase and glass elevator. Every design detail was carefull considered. Through masterful engineering glass stairs appear to float in space.The exterior glass in the home is designed to be totally frameless.
Designer Jim Laney complements the minimalist architectural interior with luxurious furnishings, plush fabrics, and a rich, warm palette. In the living room, the multidimensional fireplace surround incorporates lavish use of woodand stone without compromising views through the sheer walls of glass. Subtle, multifunctional lighting completes this incomparable space.
Two full years of careful effort produced a garden of meandering pathways and secret outdoor rooms. The steel pier, with Trex decking and steel stairs to the water, includes a 6000 pound boat lift with radio control. Near the pier are two permitted buoys and a stone outbuilding for storage.