Howard Hughes' Former Summer Retreat on Lake Tahoe

I've been to this wonderful "Old Tahoe" log cabin twice.  The first was on the garden tour when I was able to poke my head into the entry where I was fascinated with a fabulous huge circular wrought iron chandelier with 6 wonderfully rendered owls perched on it.  After that brief glimpse of the interior I always hoped that someday I would be able to view the entire entire.  Then just a few years ago I was invited on a tour of lakefront estates for sale and this house was included.  Needless to say, I was not disappointed about the inside.

I only wish the photos I found of the estate included that amazing owl chandelier!  Enjoy...

One of many gorgeous views of the lake from the property.

Log walls, old stone fireplace, hand adzed front door, comfy furniture, stone pavers all add up to the perfect cozy mountain room.

Comfortable but special furnishings and details are found throughout the house.  The valance on the windows is fringed suede.  

A beautiful hand-crafted stick-style hutch and high boy in the dining area.

Down at the water are a beautiful pier and deck for boating and entertaining.

A great little spot to tuck into.

The kitchen is small but modernized and beautifully mountain perfect with fabulous views out to the woods.

A comfy rustic den.

The master with more unique custom made furnishings.

Bunk room--every mountain house needs one.

Here you can see the gorgeous clear waters of Lake Tahoe.

Wake up to water views all around.

The grounds are beautifully maintained and generous in a locale where every inch of footage is at a premium.  

Okay, so yes, this fabulous bedroom does need a new bedspread, but beyond that it's spot on.  

Private beach?  Yes, please.

Views to die for.

Decks galore!

A place to spend the day.

Love these custom made benches and window boxes.

The estate as seen from the air.

An exterior view.

Outbuildings and cottages.

Manicured lawns.

Four car garage.  Of course, at least one bay has to store the old wooden speed boat during the winter.