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'Absolutely breathtaking' are the only words to describe the experience one typically encounters on the short drive to this beautiful home from the Reno Tahoe International Airport. Situated halfway between downtown Reno and Lake Tahoe at nearly 5,500 feet in elevation within the peaceful and secluded tree line of Mount Rose, the convenient location just off Mt. Rose Highway (Route 431) offers the absolute best in everything the area has to offer from an extremely convenient location.
The home is situated among a beautiful national forest on more than a half-acre of land within the prestigious Galena Forest Estates neighborhood next to two of southwest Reno's most sought after neighborhoods, St. James Village and Montreux. The back of the property offers a large private deck with a hot tub and freestanding dry sauna directly bordering the Toiyabe National Forest and thereby creating an extremely tranquil and peaceful mountain experience from deep within the Sierra Nevadas. The natural landscape features numerous large pines, blue spruces, and other native high desert and mountain vegetation as well as a small man-made pond in the front yard among the lush lawn.
This ranch style home offers approximately 2,009 square feet of indoor living space with 4 distinct bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a nicely laid out floor plan. The master bedroom is located at the back (right) corner of the house with direct access to the back deck through a large sliding glass door. A bedroom at the front (right) corner of the house includes its own private balcony with a queen bed. The interior (right) bedroom includes a set of new twin beds and is perfect for children or singles. The fourth bedroom includes another queen bed and is situated just off the den on the opposite back (left) corner of the home with its own sliding glass doors offering direct access to the back deck as well. This bedroom as well as the den can offer privacy from the remainder of the house via a sliding pocket door conveniently situated between the kitchen and the den which is perfect for a small family or couple wishing to share the home with others while still maintaining some level of privacy within the space as needed. The den is just in front of this bedroom on the left front of the house and includes a large sectional couch with a cozy, wood-burning pellet stove for use during the cooler months as you watch movies on the 50' flat panel television with cable and DVR service.
The main living area consists of the kitchen, dining area, and living room and is perfectly situated in the center of the home. Most of this area is open and features beautiful vaulted ceilings with plenty of natural sunlight entering from the many windows and skylights. A small bar with bar stool seating separates the kitchen from the dining area while still offering plenty of space and openness within the area. The well-appointed kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances perfect for the family chef. High-end stainless steel cookware by Wolfgang Puck include all of the pots and pans and lids you would need to prepare any gourmet meal, even including a wok! Enjoy many of the other small kitchen appliances such as a toaster, coffee/tea maker, deep frier, fondue set, blender, and hand mixer. Dinnerware and glassware is abundant as well so you can enjoy your glass of champagne from a champagne glass, red wine from a red wine glass, or your margarita from a margarita glass. A complete set of plastic dinnerware is also available for use outside on the peaceful deck during a relaxing summer evening barbeque.
The dining room has a large square table with seating up to 8, plus an addition 3-4 at the bar directly behind. Enjoy meals and conversations together as a group, or play any number of games in this convenient setting.
Step down into the living room where the gas fireplace sits within a beautiful river rock setting to create a natural feeling of warmth and coziness. The large 7-piece modular sofa can comfortably accommodate as many of 6-8 people while watching the 50' high definition flat panel TV or playing games around the large 4'x4' marble coffee table.
Each bedroom includes clean, brand-name mattresses (including mattress protectors) all recently purchased from a high-end retailer and used only a very small handful of times. Bed linens and towels are also high quality, name brand 100% cotton varieties. Each bed has its own down (or down alternative) comforter, 100% cotton duvet, comfortable pillows (with pillow protectors), and an optional, extra bed blanket for those colder nights. A Pack-N-Play for infants is also available for use during your stay.
The linen closet contains numerous sets of new, high quality 100% cotton designer towel sets (bath, hand, and wash) as well as extra bed linens for each of the beds, if needed. A portable, queen-size inflatable Aero mattress (along with linens and pillows) is also available from the linen closet.
Each full bathroom has its own toilet and shower/tub. The master bathroom is 'en suite' to the master bedroom while the guest bathroom is conveniently situated between the master bedroom and front (right) bedroom near the interior (right) bedroom as well.
The home was recently renovated in Spring 2013 with the installation of all new, recessed lighting throughout, a new designer dining room light fixture, new sleek modern ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms, 12 new interior doors (including hardware), and fresh paint throughout. Create any mood in the house using the electronic, dimmable control panels located throughout.
The home is heated from a new, high-efficiency furnace (propane) supplemented as much as possible by a wood-burning pellet stove located in the den. Wood pellets are provided for guests and are easily loaded into the stove to instantly create a natural fireplace setting. The automatic blower provides a comforting blanket of warmth and coziness on those cold nights in the mountains.
This home and the surrounding area is a unique paradise enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Year-round activities include world-famous snow skiing and snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and rafting and kayaking. The high desert region offers four distinct seasons. The summer season is best to enjoy the many breathtaking beaches around Lake Tahoe where temperatures typically reach high into the 70s and 80s with lows down to the 50s and 60s with constant mountain breezes and no humidity. The winter season offers world-class skiing and snowboarding at more than a dozen world-class resorts as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the area's favorite ski resort for many locals and easily accessible by a very quick 10-15 minute drive up Mount Rose.
After a long day, come home and relax with a nice glass of wine while soaking in the outdoor hot tub or hop in the dry sauna as the snow falls peacefully around you. Even though the outside temperatures can reach well into the 80s and low 90s during the summer afternoons, the hot tub and sauna can be enjoyed year round (usually in the mornings and evenings) when temperatures typically drop into the high 40s, 50s, and low 60s. Due to the home's higher elevation, temperatures can drop as much as 10 degrees from downtown Reno as you climb in elevation and since Reno is located in a high desert environment, there is virtually no humidity during the summertime making an afternoon or evening out on the private deck taking in the natural beauty of the mountain surroundings both memorable and extremely enjoyable.
Lake Tahoe Facts:
Lake Tahoe runs 22 miles long by 12 miles wide and offers 72 miles of shoreline. The sun shines at Lake Tahoe during 75% of the year, or 274 days. At lake level, annual snowfall averages 125 inches, however at alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 300 to 500 inches each year. Lake Tahoe never freezes and is the highest lake of its size in the United States and the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe’s water is 99.9% pure, and the water is so clear that a 10 inch white dinner plate would be visible at 75 feet below the surface.