Property Details

A Refinement in Price! 1 mile from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort! Take the shuttle up, Ski home to your front door!


On Lake Tahoe’s majestic west shore. Over a half-acre, gated and adjoins United States Forest Service and Tahoe City PUD lands. Explore for miles with easy access to acres of wilderness and outdoor recreation. Just seven miles south of Tahoe City between Homewood and Tahoma, it's conveniently located near the PDQ General Store, Homewood Mountain Ski Resort, Obexer's Boat Company and Homewood Marina. Historic restaurants nearby are The Swiss Lakewood Restaurant and the Chambers Landing Bar. At the end of the Chamber's Landing HOA pier you will find the notorious Chamber's Punch being served at the lakeside bar. Chambers Landing is a local favorite and one of the longest continuously operating commercial establishments in the state (since 1857). This property has been grandfathered into the two-tiered HOA memberships that are available. Special access to the Chambers Landing private pier, beach, pool and tennis court are the current use, with annual HOA dues $1050, subject to a slight increase. Should new buyer wish membership in the Chamberlands Beach and Mountain Club HOA, the annual fee is about $500 and includes driveway plowing and shuttle service to Chambers. Immediate outdoor recreation opportunities include a trail to nearby Quail Lake, trailhead for unlimited snowmobiling, running, hiking and the marked trail of 1960 Olympic Cross Country course. You also have the ability to ski from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort to the property.

Where Ellis Road meets the gate, enter this unique property, situated on the upper half of the .6-acre parcel. Lush landscaping surrounds the circular driveway, which encompasses a circulating water feature. Pass through a porte-cochere for covered parking and access to the front entry. Built with privacy in mind and also to absorb maximum southern exposure for passive solar, it is shaded in just the right amount with mature, lovely aspens, willows, pine and fir trees, plants and lawn. Don't miss the small shed near the entry, currently being used for storage.

An intriguing home, designed and built to suit by the owner/architect/contractor Rich Loverde in 1986 for his own family’s mountain retreat. It is truly a one-of-a-kind, unique design and is reminiscent of a New England covered bridge. Visually and structurally amazing, the two sides of trusses that span 80 feet, one story high, are supported by six three foot diameter concrete columns and one shear wall. The length of the south side has skylights over the interior of the home and adjacent green house, providing a passive solar system. Seasonal chill is a non-factor with the forced air heat system. This system is augmented with a return air intake that moves the passive-solar warm air through the home.

Approximately 4000 sq. ft., it contains a gracious main floor entry made from Pluto stone from the Blackwood Canyon. Features include 100+ year old doors from a grandmother’s San Francisco home, cherry and oak wood flooring, stone, tile and carpet. The kitchen is well-equipped to serve many with plenty of textured slab-granite counter space, a pantry, gas range, newer double convection ovens and refrigerator/freezer. Combined dining/family room offers access to the covered outdoor spa, open terrace for relaxing, BBQ and ample space for enjoying the natural scenery. The living room boasts history and charm with the 100+ year old fireplace from Chambers Landing Lodge. Powder and laundry room accompany on this main level. Up the staircase to the second floor which holds the master suite, grand office, guest room and bath with steam shower. The third floor boasts large bedrooms and can also accommodate a third full bath should that be a need. Welcome the outdoors-in with several large windows/doors that open wide for plentiful light and air circulation. Most furnishings are included.

Should the new owner of this property want additional accommodation and garage access, the adjacent property with cabin is available. Start your Tahoe Legacy today for a gathering place for generations to come!

Owner Rich Loverde graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in architecture. In 1998, after many years of honing his proficiency in construction, architecture and land development, he formed his own independent company, Loverde Builders, Inc. Licensed in California and Nevada, Loverde Builders has established an elite reputation for superior craftsmanship with the completion of high-end projects on the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Squaw Valley, Truckee/Northstar/Lahontan/Martis Camp and Reno.

15 Awards & Accolades from 2005 - 2013 were received from C.A.T.T. as the contractor of the year, TRPA's Best in the Basin, Tahoe Quarterly's Mountain Home Award, Craftsmanship Award, Great Room Award and Certificate of Appreciation for landscaping as well as the K + KB Magazine's Merit Award for best bath. Loverde Builders, Inc. with Rich at the helm, will continue to build magnificent homes in the Lake Tahoe region.

Property Address

1 Mile from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort!
405 Ellis Road
Homewood, CA. 96142 US.

Property Specification

$ 1,875,000.00 Listing Price
4 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Half Bathrooms
Living: 4000 sqft
(371.61 in square meters)
Property: 0.6 acres
(2428.11 in square meters)
Built in 1986
MLS Number: 20151902