Recent Sale of an Iconic Home in Lahontan


Lahontan, California

A home in Lahontan, considered by many to be a work of art just changed ownership, and we had the privilege of representing the buyer through this transaction. Fondly known as the “The Faulkner Home,” this masterpiece of design was created by renowned architect Greg Faulkner. Well recognized in the Tahoe area, Faulkner designed the striking mid-mountain restaurant at Northstar called Schaffer’s Camp, and the Clubhouse at Gray’s Crossing. Both works are LEED certified and demonstrate Faulkner’s focus on preserving the natural features of the land. Similar elements of style and design are apparent in this fantastic Lahontan home as it flawlessly blends with the landscape and surroundings.

Many of Faulkner’s works are rendered in rough, tactile materials including concrete, steel and reclaimed wood. This home is certainly no exception to that theme, and in addition to the reclaimed materials includes many unique custom finishes that showcase the ultimate in thoughtful design. Hand-made iron light fixtures are seen throughout, and door hardware featuring cannonballs as doorknobs show off the custom touches while demonstrating the home’s sturdy quality. An old mining shaft door was used to create the center island in the kitchen and adds to the rich palette of materials making up this masterpiece. Exterior siding from a Bay area barn, heavy timbers from a dismantled Vancouver bridge, Douglas fir boards from a Kentucky tobacco barn and roof slate from Fort Lincoln in Nebraska are just a few more examples of unique elements making this a true one-of-a-kind property.

The photographs below do not do the home justice, but it gives you an idea of the exterior beauty of this home. Quality in design and construction is apparent throughout, and help create a truly timeless appeal. The wonderful new owners were quick to recognize the layers of quality in this home, and we know they will enjoy years of memories in their new Tahoe home.

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