PeopleSoft Executive to Sell Tahoe Chateau For $15.95 Million

Posted by — December 4, 2005

PeopleSoft Executive to Sell Tahoe Chateau For $15.95 Million

(LAKE TAHOE, Nevada) - Lake's Tahoe's latest multimillion-dollar home to hit the market embraces Lake Tahoe life like few others. Champagne, the 16,000-square-foot home, was built in 1999 to the specifications of Al Duffield, former top executive of PeopleSoft, and brother of PeopleSoft founder and CEO Dave Duffield. Al Duffield lives in the home year-round with his wife. The Incline Village, Nevada property sits on 12 acres overlooking Lake Tahoe and is listed for $15.95 million by Chase International. To view this property, click here.The Duffields enlisted the services of Bay Area architect Barry Holloway and builder Gary Pulver from Incline Village, Nevada to create the magnificent eight-bedroom and 11-bath home. Breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe landscape every room while a unique symmetrical entryway and sweeping staircase greet guests at the front door. While top-of-the-line hidden luxuries can be found around every corner and fireplace (of which there are ten) the home still beckons to be curled up in. Baumaniere limestone and walnut wood keeps the home flowing and cohesive and antique adornments by San Francisco's renowned Antonio Mariani breathe character and beauty into armoires, mirrors, doorways, cabinets and antique chests. "This is one of my favorite properties," Kerry Donovan, Chase International agent, said. "It's grand and exquisite yet there's a true sense of life in every room." Grand is correct when the amount of work is put figuratively. Nearly 150 trucks of rocks were hauled out to build the home and 2,000 square feet of concrete was poured. The numerous floor to ceiling Point 5 windows reportedly cost $800,000 (before installation), 300 hundred tons of stone were brought in, 16,000 square feet of limestone was utilized and 45 miles of wire runs through the house. Additional perks and must-haves for those seeking such luxurious living spaces include a 2,500-bottle wine cellar with dining for 16, eight-foot-tall wood-burning fireplace, private master wing, bon vivant kitchen, executive office, library/den, numerous entertainment staging areas, gym, game room, four-car garage, heated driveway apron, Lucent switchboard, 20 phone lines and security television. Chase International has been headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986. The company is a long-standing exclusive member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and Leading Estates of the World. Recently elected to the Board of Regents for luxury real estate and selected as an exclusive member of the Artisan Group, consisting of the top firms in the Bay Area, along with its membership in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the nation's largest independent relocation network (formerly known as RELO), further strengthens their base of client services.

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