Incline Village ‘log cabin’ high on energy efficiency, price

Feb 12, 2015, 1:56pm PST Ben van der Meer Sacramento Business Journal

sbj2Don’t let the rustic appearance fool you: A home on the market Incline Village is highly modern in terms of energy efficiency.

Listed this week for $4.5 million, the 5,238-square-foot house also has LEED Silver status, and also is only a few years old, according to its listing agents.

Megan Warren of the Donovan Group at Chase International said the house was built from a kit provided by an Oregon company that specializes in high-end custom “log cabin” homes.

Built in 2011, the home includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, a four-car garage, game room, dumbwaiter, master bedroom Japanese soaking tub and backyard sauna house. Among its energy-saving features are hickory hardwood flooring engineered to cover radiant heat, whole house fan and insulation that exceeds code requirements. The home won a design award from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in 2012.

Warren said the couple who own it now spent several years getting it built. Now empty nesters, they’re thinking they need something smaller, she said.

“They love it so much,” she said. “But on a day-to-day basis, it was getting hard to maintain with just the two of them.”

So far, Chase International has received six qualified offers online for an actual home tour, from a broad geographical range of potential buyers.

“Sometimes, a log home buyer is a somewhat unique person,” she said.

Warren is listing the home with Debbie Hansen and Kerry Donovan, also of Chase International at Lake Tahoe.

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