Snow Haus Featured in Dwell Magazine

We are really excited to announce that Snow Haus, our new listing on the Truckee River was featured in Dwell Magazine’s October edition. As a San Francisco publication dedicated to modern design, and a platform for architects and designers, this really speaks to the unique and exquisite architecture of this home.

Snow Haus: Lake Tahoe’s Bavarian Dream Home

This unique and majestic home has been lovingly restored over the past three years. It features 7 bedrooms, four of which are en-suite, and 6.5 bathrooms.

Located at 8989 River Road in Truckee, California, this property is currently listed at $2,650,000 and is the perfect alpine escape. Hurry! In this hot market, this listing will not last.

Snow Haus overlooks the Truckee River, and the chalet gets its name from the white stucco façade, designed to blend perfectly into the winter landscape. The façade is illuminated at night by various lights along the exterior, creating a picturesque and breathtaking alpine, dream retreat.

This European-style chalet was known locally as the "white castle," and was built in 2009 as a former bed and breakfast. Massive timber beams, custom ironwork, and hand-carved wood are featured throughout this 4,300+ square foot home. It was sold in 2017 and has undergone extensive renovation to debut as Snow Haus.

Inside, wood details abound—including massive timber beams brought in from Oregon and milled on site during the home's original construction. An artisan also hand-carved decorative embellishments into the wood, while another hand-painted snowflakes in a children's room.

Traveling from Truckee to Tahoe City along highway 89 and the Truckee River, this home enjoys views of the river. It was designed to incorporate the landscape, and its four large decks are perfect for entertaining and enjoying the peaceful scenery.

Snow Haus is the perfect retreat for getaways, permanent residency or short-term rentals. Four of the bedrooms come with en suite bathrooms, making it perfect for larger families and multiple couples. One of the bedrooms also features an attached bunk room and kitchenette. A 900-square-foot unfinished basement provides additional options for expanding the living area.

Opposite the living area, the kitchen overlooks a dining area/family room. Many of the same details extend into this space, which also features French doors leading to the front deck.

The 800 square foot garage with a large gear room allows for in-door parking and plenty of room for toys.

Beyond the breathtaking architecture – what truly makes this property special – is its easy access to nature. Centrally located between Squaw/Alpine and Northstar ski areas, the property also backs up to land owned by the US Forest Service. It sits across the street from two trails running along the Truckee River. The home is also adjacent to tranquil trails for backcountry skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling.

Fish across the street in the Truckee River, or lounge on one of the four large decks, perfectly situated to enjoy privacy and nature. Snowmobile into the national forest or quickly access the nearby ski areas and local Truckee restaurants.  

This one-of-a-kind property is known by everyone in Lake Tahoe, but few have had the opportunity to see its interior. Contact me today for a tour of this amazing home.