South Lake Tahoe, CA, June 02, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Sacramento-Tahoe region, announced today that the historic west shore "Bow Bay" estate, designed by legendary Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan and former home to a Schilling spice and coffee heiress, is being listed for sale for $20 million.
The estate, located at 281 Paradise Flat Lane, is a nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom, more than 4,000-square-foot property. It's situated on seven private wooded acres and features approximately 400 feet of a lakefront sandy beach on Rubicon Bay along Lake Tahoe's exclusive Gold Coast. Christy Curtis and Dwight McCarthy with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are the listing agents.
The property was personally designed by Morgan in 1939 and built in 1944 as the summer home for Else Schilling, spice and coffee company heiress and a friend of Morgan’s from San Francisco.
Morgan, who had recently returned from traveling through Bavaria and Austria, had developed a new interest in architecture from that region and worked with Schilling to create a home reminiscent of those located in Austria’s Tyrolean Mountains.
The first floor of the home has spacious, paneled rooms ideal for entertaining. The large living room, with stone floors and massive fireplace, features a high ceiling with dramatic open truss work reminiscent of an Austrian hunting lodge. The room’s shutters and interior friezes are intricately decorated with some romanticized Austrian hunting scenes. The stone flooring and cozy wall paneling is continued through the dining room, kitchen, butler’s kitchen and main floor bedroom. Also on this level is Morgan’s interpretation of a nordfriesische bauernstube, a German phrase for a unique style of room where people gather to eat, drink and enjoy themselves.
Upstairs is the master bedroom and bathroom, a large bedroom with separate bath, and two smaller bedrooms and bathroom with access to the back stairs that lead to the kitchen.
“The home has a certain romantic, fairytale atmosphere to it which is a testament to Julia Morgan’s design,” said Curtis. “It is simple and functional, yet perfectly suited to the surrounding woods, mountains and lake. And the views are absolutely stunning. This amount of beautiful, sandy lake frontage is a rare treat on Lake Tahoe. This is a truly magnificent gem.”
The outside of the home is equally magnificent with its regional inspirations apparent in the exterior stone and wood work. Its steeply pitched roof echoes the shape of nearby trees and mountains, with the lake side of the building being primarily glazed. Adjacent to the lake is a large patio with a massive stone fireplace and bar-b-que ideal for cooking and entertaining. Also on the grounds is a tennis court and separate four-bedroom guest cottage that was designed with the same flair as the main home.
For more information on Bow Bay, please contact Curtis at 800.587.2856 or CCurtis@cbnorcal.com, McCarthy at 530.913.2274 or DMcCarthy@cbnorcal.com, or visit the property online at www.bowbayattahoe.com.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is located at 475 North Lake Blvd in Tahoe City and can be reached at 530.583.5581.
About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage in Northern California and serves the markets from Monterey to Tahoe and nearly every market in between. The company has 62 office locations and more than 3,600 sales associates throughout Northern California. Last year the company handled 13.5% of all dollar volume sold in Northern California, more than double its nearest competitor. Through its internationally renowned Coldwell Banker Previews® program, the company leads the luxury home market in Northern California, representing more than 22% of all dollar volume sold of properties over $1 million. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT has 750 offices and 45,000 sales associates operating in more than 35 major metropolitan areas. A subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, NRT operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information please visit www.CaliforniaMoves.com or call 925.275.3085. DRE #01908304.