Coming home to Nagi Tanka, a Lakota translation of Great Spirit, means taking in a world of perspectives. Drawing inspiration from Yosemite National Park’s legendary Ahwanee Hotel, the 12,679 square foot property has 313 feet of lakefront for awe-inspiring views. The home is situated on an expansive two-parcel, 5.3 acre lot.
Entry through exquisite custom double doors, you’ll encounter splendid southward vistas over Lake Tahoe as well as an eye-catching walnut staircase paired with custom iron railings in the image of leather-tied balusters accented with aspen leaves.
The living room with 39-foot alder ceilings frames a stunning panoramic lake view. Off the living room is a bar accented by a 10-foot section of a claro walnut tree, mirroring similar accents embedded in the living room’s fireplace mantel, legs, and slabs.
Italian-inspired touches adorn both the kitchen and dining room, which respectively feature barrel ceilings with red brick veneer and Venetian plaster meant to look like copper – elements that lighten both rooms.
The main suite is on the same level, featuring a granite fireplace and finished in colors reminiscent of sand and water. Main bathroom highlights include a free-standing tub atop a niche pebble floor which runs continuously into a glass door shower with an invisible drain.
In the family room, 12-foot-square pocket glass doors open onto a 4,000-square-foot paver terrace surrounded by impeccable landscape design. Two guest suites, a secondary main suite, as well as a generously appointed workout room complete the upstairs level.
The property also features a 3,800-square-foot four-bedroom guest house with lake views as well as two buoys and a shared pier with a boat lift.
Nagi Tanka’s exterior is made of cedar and granite quarried in the Sierra Mountains, while the interior is accented with specialty furnishings, window shadings, draperies, and accessories.