Crystal Bay Home Glass Stairs Fit For A Sierra Cinderella


Lake Tahoe, Nev. (March 9, 2009) – Intriguing floating glass stairs beautifully unite multiple levels of a recently built home located in a North Shore neighborhood that epitomizes “Old Tahoe.”

“The floating glass stairs set the tone of this lovely home,” explains Trinkie Watson, Chase International broker and listing agent. “It’s a unique design element, but yet it’s not too extreme. The glass steps are 1-1/8”textured and tempered glass built to support 100 pounds per square inch.”

Designed and built by Gilanfarr & Associates Architecture, this Cinderella-worthy 3,625-foot home is situated in Crystal Bay, Nev. Additionally, it’s just a short walk down to the lake or to nearby gaming, dining and entertainment.

Fellow listing broker and listing agent Kerry Donovan notes the home’s location is ideal.

“Somers Loop is in one of the oldest developments at Lake Tahoe,” Donovan says. “This is classic Tahoe with an eclectic mix of cottages and grand estates surrounded by stunning natural landscape and lake and mountain views.”

Watson agrees adding that the neighborhood, which features stately cedars and huge boulders, has the feel of parts of the lake’s West Shore.

“This is perfect for folks who love that West Shore feeling, but want the benefits of Nevada property ownership,” Watson explains. “It really takes one back to the old days of small vacation cabins and the highlife at the Cal Neva and the Northshore Club.

Augmenting the home’s glass steps, an elevator provides convenient access to each level. The multi-level plan includes a great room on the upper level with a stunning stone-enclosed gas fireplace, deck and powder room. Additionally, the thoughtfully laid out kitchen features a six-burner Bertazzoni stove with two ovens and a wok unit; a microwave, two sinks, stainless steel refrigerator/freezer and a walk-in pantry.

A few glass steps away, the master bedroom is on its own level. This sanctuary includes a fireplace and a bathroom providing spa-like amenities. Down one more glass level, are two guest rooms, laundry room and full bath. The next level offers a two-car garage (with entry from the street level) and below that are a family room, additional bedroom and bath. On the lowest level is the theater/media room.

Watson adds the house abounds with high-quality finishing touches including black slate floors, 100 percent wool bedroom carpeting and tall doors that reflect the home’s high ceilings. Interior finishes include selections of granite enhanced with coordinating glass tiles and plenty of windows and glass door inserts that fill this home with warm Sierra sunshine.

The 30 Somers Loop home is offered at $2,895,000. For more information on 30 Somers Loop, contact Trinkie Watson at 800.783.0722 or email Also, contact Kerry Donovan at 866.831.8999 or email

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