Real Estate Report: The Perfect Kitchen For 2012’s Holiday Entertaining, No. 5Author:Philip Ferrato
If you’re like us, you’ve been looking around your kitchen, thinking about the holidays, and wondering how you’re going to pull it off. All this week we’ve been looking at entertaining-ready kitchens that you may not find under the tree but can still go on your wish list. The holiday forecast for Lake Tahoe is a mix of sunny and cloudy, with no snow expected until around New Year’s Day. Maybe this will show up in your stocking next year?
The Basics: A 4-bed, 2-bath house on the Meeks Bay/Rubicon Bay shore (on the California side of Lake Tahoe) asking $3.5M and on the market since August, 2011. The listing text mentions 150′ feet of lakefront, a hot tub, granite boulders, plus a private pier and boat house. Built in 1953 but looks recently renovated.
Not So Basic: The usual Tahoe-woody interior has been obliterated with white paint, and the house has a cottage vibe not found in the area’s overblown McLogCabins.
What We Love: The compact kitchen has everything you need plus an amazing view, with vintage cabinets in a coat of pale green paint and what was once a woodstove seems to have been converted to gas— a room crying out for something to be braised slowly. Or baked. Altogether, a warm but open entertaining space, and we can see bundling up and having hot toddies on that deck outside. [Full disclosure: I don’t ski, but I do drink.]
More: Check out the realtor’s listing for more images and a bit of virtual tour.