Beach life never looked quite so good for homeowners wanting a little privacy and a lot of luxury on one of Nevada’s most iconic lakes. Situated on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, and one of the first full-ownership communities approved in the area in more than 30 years, Tahoe Beach Club offers its residents a taste of the good life.
Conceived as a year-round residential club/community designed in a clean contemporary mountain style, Tahoe Beach Club features two- to five-bedroom residences built with wide expanses of windows and large decks, offering some of the best views imaginable. To the north, 300 acres of national forest meadows come into view, while the top-rated Edgewood Golf Course to the south is Tahoe’s only lakefront course.
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Just steps away is a private sand beach outfitted with fire pits and cozy cabanas, as well as a 160-foot floating pier, a boat valet service and an infinity-edge swimming pool.
Adding to the resort-like feel is the Beach Club, the community’s 32,000-square-foot building that is central to life at Tahoe Beach Club. Just steps away is a private sand beach outfitted with fire pits and cozy cabanas, as well as a 160-foot floating pier, a boat valet service and an infinity-edge swimming pool.
Conceived by renowned architect John Sather of Swaback, the LEED-certified clubhouse was developed with sustainability in mind. “The structure and its surroundings were designed to Green Globes standards for green building design, and significant attention and resources were directed to improving and maintaining this rare lakefront property,” he explains. The luxury living development is also eco-conscious and includes stream restoration and natural revegetation at the site.
Dark shades of earth-tone colors used on the building’s exterior reduce its visibility from the lake and low-glare glass windscreens around the pool and dining terrace minimize unnecessary reflectivity.
“We incorporated large Jeffrey pines to help screen the facade from the lake and a nearby public beach recreation area,” Sather points out. Landscape plants were chosen for their ability to thrive on minimal water. Outdoor lighting, too, was conceived to preserve the dark skies so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent surroundings.
Indoors, interior designer Elizabeth Hamill, who worked closely with Swaback, fashioned the Tahoe Beach Club’s overall aesthetic into a warm, inviting place for families and guests to comfortably gather by combining fabrics and furniture that have a residential feel. She also included local art and retail sources in the design. A collection of handwoven baskets inspired by the local Washoe tribe was commissioned for the installation, and the work of several area artists is also visible.
The amenity-rich clubhouse is home to a fine-dining restaurant that Swaback says, “gives visitors a million-dollar view of the serene Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains.
The amenity-rich clubhouse is home to a fine-dining restaurant that Swaback says, “gives visitors a million-dollar view of the serene Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains. Panoramic views can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors with 12-foot-wide multi-slide doors on each side. A custom pizza oven located in the heart of the bar-grille area allows guests to experience an interactive culinary experience.
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Members who want to order and store their preferred spirits and wine can rent one of 54 wine lockers, ensuring they always have their favorite bottle on hand. The club’s wine room also features storage for more than 3,000 bottles to keep the bar’s wine collection and offerings at a premium.
Residents looking to pick up a quick snack, such as gourmet cheeses, local granola, honey and wine, along with gifts and kitchen accessories just need to visit the in-house boutique grocer. And for the latest in boutique fashion, a shop that carries high-end designer brands as well as golf and loungewear.
Of course, the Tahoe beach and ski club wouldn’t be complete without a fitness center and the club’s state-of-the-art facilities offer top-of-the-line TRX training, cardio and weight-lifting equipment. Sather says the space was designed for group exercise, such as spin, yoga and pilates, as well as the on-demand virtual fitness provider, WellBeats. There’s even an outdoor yoga lawn so that members can experience workouts while enjoying the beauty of Lake Tahoe.
Other in-house extras include a full-service spa, private dining room, Kid Zone, 2,200 square foot hospitality suite, business center and concierge services. One other important thing to know: The Tahoe Beach Club prohibits the use of cell phones throughout the property. “This is to ensure a tranquil environment,” Sather explains. Two phone rooms, however, are available with the ability to connect a personal laptop and allow for video conferencing.
So if you’re willing to combine the best of the best with the natural, organic beauty and lifestyle of the community you live in, the Tahoe Beach Club seems to have it all.