No Log Cabins At Parc Forêt, Tahoe’s Luxurious Nevada EnclaveAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Located near Reno and looking more like French alpine villas than the usual Tahoe log cabin, the frankly luxurious new Parc Forêt homes at the 700-acre Montrêux Golf & Country Club have a sophisticated style you don’t usually encounter in the area’s traditional second home market. With a warm combination of stucco, stone, and wood and beautifully laid-out floor plans, they’re more livable year-round than the usual “all logs, all the time” aesthetic of the area and perfectly suited for a community oriented towards golf rather than snow. Compared to the torrid real estate market in the Bay Area, new homes at Parc Forêt begin at around $1M. Telecommuting, anyone?
Construction at Montrêux began in mid-1990s. Over the past two decades it has become a fully-developed, functioning community (with homes available for resale) set in a mature landscape with well-developed amenites. For the new homes at Parc Forêt there’s a dedicated design staff to guide you through the details to the final product. And the details in the warm, spacious interiors are lovely indeed.
Location, Location, Location: 220 miles from San Francisco near Nevada’s California border, Montrêux is close to Lake Tahoe and the network of alpine recreation opportunities that have developed in both states over the past decades, along with Reno’s burgeoning craft brew culture and interesting new restaurants. If golf’s your thing, the Montrêux Golf & Country Club has varying levels of membership and a superb Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, home to the PGA Tour’s Reno Tahoe Open/ Barracuda Championship.
More: Have a look at Bloomberg’s coverage of Reno’s budding business renaissance as a Silicon Valley back office, fueled in part by Nevada’s tax advantages, location, plus downtown’s unexpected boost from its proximity to Burning Ma, with both entrepreneurs and artists fleeing from an overpriced Bay Area.