580 Gonowabie Rd, Crystal Bay, NV 89402

From the architect, Mark Dziewulski: “The house has sweeping panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains beyond, with steps leading down to the shore of the lake, one hundred and fifty feet below. It provides a tranquil environment from which to enjoy the lake and experience the magnificent display of nature. Entry is from the road above, from where the house is largely concealed. The street view is over the roofs below, which are fanned out towards the lake, allowing each of the rooms below to have individual and distinctive views. The fanning and curved roof form creates a man-made rolling landscape that underlines the view of the lake and mountains beyond. The fragmented massing of the house, cut deep into the steep slope, reflects the geometry of rocky terrain around.

The stair tower anchors the forms of the house and connects the five levels which cascade down the slope. The stair treads are glass and clear span between the walls. As it descends, the circular glass elevator will frame constantly changing views of the lake. The main floors overlook the lake with an expanse of glass, which is shaded with large overhangs and angled forwards to reduce sun reflections back to the lake. The forms are fragmented in response to the rocky context of the hillside and to create deep shadows and minimize flat expanses. The exterior materials are dark and non-reflective. All of these measures protect views of the hillside back from the lake. The house appears to become part of the rocky hillside. It is a sculpture nestling into the cliff face and looking out to the lake.”

From the realtor,┬áJanet O’Donnell: “Lake Tahoe and the Sierra skyline are the back drop for this exceptional ultra modern lake front property. Deftly designed with an international aesthetic it is quite possibly the most spectacular waterfront property in North America. Walls of glass and steel, glass elevator, 6 story glass staircase, 98 feet of lake frontage, steel pier, boat hoist and 2 buoys. Private and peaceful gardens. ”

  • Address: 580 Gonowabie
  • Crystal Bay, Nevada 89451
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Baths: 4.5
  • Acres: 0.490
  • Square Feet: 8,694

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580 Gonowabie Rd, Crystal Bay, NV 89402


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