Lake Tahoe and Reno Homes Featured in Chase International’s Lakefront and Luxury Estates Tour September 12

Posted by Nicole Shearer and Jenny Frannklin — September 5, 2007

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. – (Sept. 6, 2007) – More than 20 luxury homes around Lake Tahoe and in Reno will open their doors for Chase International’s Lakefront and Luxury Estates Tour on Wednesday, Sept. 12. These well-appointed homes range in price from $1.9 million to $36.5 million and showcase the best of what the real-estate market has to offer in Northern California and Nevada.   This exclusive event connects high-end homes and properties with select brokers, top-producing agents, architects, builders and special clients. The invitation-only tour, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features 16 homes around Lake Tahoe and seven in Reno.   According to Shari Chase, founder and CEO of Chase International, the tour offers invaluable exposure for clients selling their homes, often aiding in the sale of some of the estates featured on the tour.   “The Estates Tour gives a rare glimpse into the luxury lifestyle available in Lake Tahoe, as well as the emerging high-end market in the Reno area,” Chase said. “This is an exceptional opportunity for people to get a sneak peek into what the area has to offer those with discerning taste.”   The $36.5 million West Shore Wonderland tops the tour’s listing prices and includes two parcels with development potential in Meeks Bay. The expansive property boasts two piers, three buoys, off-water boathouse, main lodge, caretakers’ quarters, guest cabins, as well as more than 700 feet of lakefront all adjacent to Sugar Pine Point State Park. The parcel, with all improvements except the lodge residence with one pier and one buoy, can be purchased separately for $23.5 million.   Other notable homes on the tour include the 8,800-square-foot Cedar Shores Estate, available for just under $12 million, and one of many lakefront homes on the tour, boasting 100 feet of beachfront and a marina slip, a little east of Tahoe City. The magnificent four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home is accented with extensive custom wood and iron craftsmanship and features an expansive modern kitchen, sound-proof home theater, sauna, Turkish bath, wine cellar, double-sided fireplace, indoor hot tub and two-bedroom guesthouse all on a one-plus-acre property.   Bob’s at the Beach, undoubtedly the most dazzling property on the tour, is an entertainer’s dream abode, listed at $7.95 million in the exclusive Lighthouse Shores of South Lake Tahoe. With the waters lapping at front and back, the home embodies a true nautical spirit with authentic submarine bathroom door, 1949 Chris Craft wooden boat bar and indoor swimming pool with a copper waterfall. Additional amenities include a commercial kitchen, outdoor barbecue kitchen, wine cellar, sunken conversation area with a fire pit and an expansive master suite with panoramic views, circular fireplace, gym and wet bar. Rare beach amenities include a private dock on a protected lagoon and a white sandy beach.   In Reno, the $3.95 million, historic Caughlin Ranch House is not to be missed. The 5,332-square-foot, elegant country home sits on nearly four acres, which is surrounded by 30 acres of Washoe County parkland. The charming-yet-sophisticated home was originally built in Virginia City, and later moved to Reno, and now offers six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, library and basement as well as two garages, guesthouse and separate studio space surrounded by mountain and pasture views.   Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with seven offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Reno) and one in London, Chase International and its exclusive affiliates handle a large share of the country’s property. Currently, Chase International has the highest-priced lakefront home ever listed at Lake Tahoe, Tranquility, for $100 million.   With a staff of more than 130 professional REALTORS® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International, contact Susan Lowe of Chase International at 1-800-322-6130 or visit

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