Larry Ellison Redefines Lake Tahoe Luxury

March 18, 2014

Luxury Portfolio, Volume 4, Issue 1

larry_ellison_tahoeLARRY ELLISON STRIVES FOR PERFECTION IN EVERYTHING HE DOES.
Whether it’s building one of the world’s largest computer software corporations or sailing his boat in America’s Cup (which he’s won twice) the Oracle CEO accepts nothing but the best. Such is evidenced in the many trophy properties throughout the world that Mr. Ellison has a knack for collecting, from the Astor family mansion he purchased in 2010 in Newport, Rhode Island, to his 98% holding of the Hawaiian island of Lanai. And when he finds something he likes, Mr. Ellison will frequently buy up the land around it to create a sanctuary that’s closer to a five-star resort than a private residence, as he did with his recently listed Lake Tahoe compound.

Constructed by renowned builder Bruce Olson, it was such attention to detail as Austrian white oak flooring and log wrapped steel beams within the 9,242 square foot lodge-style residence, and a location where one can enjoy boating on pristine waters in the summer and world-class skiing in the winter, that drew him to the property. Intended to be Mr. Ellison’s main Lake Tahoe dwelling, the business magnate spent nearly eight years developing the compound, during which time he acquired a total of three parcels for a combined 2.6 acres and 230 feet of impeccable lake frontage. However, when presented with the opportunity to build an estate from the ground up on a nearby lot, the Oracle CEO couldn’t resist and as a result the spectacular residence of one of the world’s wealthiest people is available to anyone who wants to experience life as few people do.

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10 must-have luxury-home amenities

March 5, 2014

By Beth Braverman of TheFiscalTimes.com

image333Check out this top ten list of must have luxury-home amenities on realestate.msn.com. See hot items like marble baths, over-sized windows, marble floors and more.

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