Lake Tahoe mansion for sale in Meeks Bay for $28 million

A 15,000-square-foot Meeks Bay estate called Rockhaven — with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe, 300 feet of water frontage, radiant heat and 500-year-old reclaimed wood flooring from France — has returned to the market for $28 million.

Located on 1.22 acres on Tahoe’s grand west shore, the residence has eight bedrooms and 13 total bathrooms. The property includes two buoys and a private 140-foot pier.

The property, 8217 Meeks Bay Ave, South Lake Tahoe, was listed last year for $32 million before being taken off the market, according to realtor.com. It relisted for the current price less than three weeks ago.

Listing agent Bill Dietz, president of Tahoe Luxury Properties, said the luxury home market in the area is going strong for a few reasons despite a slowing in real estate overall.

“The upper price points provide some insulation from corrections in the broader real estate market,” he told the Sacramento Bee via email. “Buyers are less reliant on financing, (and) therefore are less susceptible to interest rate hikes. With the economy showing signs of slowdown and the stock markets in bear territory, high-net-worth individuals lean toward lifestyle purchases rather than pursuing strict investments. “

When it comes to lifestyle, Rockhaven offers a lot of choices. There is a private trail that leads to the lake, access to boating and other water sports right out the back door and, of course, and nearby ski resorts. The property is designed for indoor-outdoor living with four hot tubs, an outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen, multiple patio areas and a grassy lawn.

“Winter is a fairy tale at Rockhaven,” according to the official property listing. “With a state-of-the-art hydronic heating system along with eight fireplaces, you will stay cozy as you gaze out at the snow gently falling over Lake Tahoe. The driveway’s snowmelt system allows you to freely drive in and out, accessing adjacent world-class resorts known for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice skating.”

Dietz said what makes Rockhaven stand out to him are: the location on the southern Meeks Bay promontory, which affords sweeping views of the north, east and south shores of Lake Tahoe; 300 feet of lake frontage; the size of the home for large gatherings of friends and family; and the old reclaimed wood flooring from France.

If one must work, the home (built in 2002) has an executive office with space large enough to host meetings. A second office area is upstairs.

The primary suite is lavish, including two private bathrooms, three sink vanities, a steam shower and an oversized spa tub overlooking Lake Tahoe. It also has a fireplace and private balcony with a hot tub.

The home’s guest suite features a steam shower, double sink vanities, a fireplace, private balcony and access to a second balcony with a hot tub and grilling area.

On the lower level, three bedrooms and a recreation area, wet bar and kitchen are found. This level has patio access to the outside hot tubs, an outdoor kitchen and the lawn.

A large gym, sauna and theater room with a 160-inch projector screen and two levels of seating are also downstairs.

The residence comes with two attached guest houses. One unit comes with two bedrooms and two bathroom.s The second guest home is one bedroom and one bathroom. Both have full-size kitchens and living rooms with fireplaces.

Dietz declined to identify the seller.

This story was originally published July 27, 2022 1:53 PM.

David Caraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, page designer and digital content producer.

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