$4.5 million Lake Tahoe silver LEED home hits market

February 16, 2015

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Tahoe Daily Tribune – February 11th 2015

leedA stylish luxury log home in Incline Village went on the market recently, with a feature that makes it stand out among other mountain homes — a rare silver LEED certification.

The home at 864 Lakeshore Blvd., which is listed for $4.5 million by the Donovan Group at Chase International, won the Best in Basin Award from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in 2012 (it was built in 2011).

The home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two half baths, a four-car garage, game room, den, and gourmet kitchen, according to a news release on behalf of Chase International.

The master bathroom boasts a Japanese soaking tub — one of the many uniquely elegant modern touches found throughout the 5,238-square-foot residence.

Further, the water-wise landscaped yard features a custom-made outdoor sauna and in-ground Jacuzzi.

“It’s rare to find this kind of detailed craftsmanship and elegance in a home so inviting and functional while also being environmentally friendly,” Debbie Hansen of the Donovan Group said in a statement.

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

February 16, 2015

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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Chase agents attend an exclusive luxury marketing event.

December 2, 2014

A handful of Chase International agents recently attended Luxury Connect, a private, one-day gathering last month where elite professionals discussed the future of real estate. This first-ever event, spearheaded by Inman News, was held at the former William Randolph Hearst estate, the Beverly House.

Chase International agents were among the exclusive group of real estate agents who attended last month's Luxury Connect. Left to right: Georgia Chase, Glenbrook; Donna Spear, Reno; Trinkie Watson, Tahoe City, Truckee and Incline Village; Shari Chase, Zephyr Cove (and Chase International CEO); Marian Huish, incline Village.

Chase International agents were among the exclusive group of real estate agents who attended last month’s Luxury Connect. Left to right: Georgia Chase, Glenbrook; Donna Spear, Reno; Trinkie Watson, Tahoe City, Truckee and Incline Village; Shari Chase, Zephyr Cove (and Chase International CEO); Marian Huish, incline Village.

The exclusive group consisted of only 100 real estate professionals and agents. Chase International founder, president and CEO Shari Chase attended with agents Kerry Donovan, Donna Spear, Trinkie Watson, Marian Finish, Mary Kleingartner, and Georgia Chase.

“The luxury real estate industry is hungry for compelling information on innovative ideas and new technologies. That is what we do,” said Brad Inman, publisher of Inman News.

Keynote speaker Ariana Huffington was joined by an impressive lineup of speakers, including executives from Zillow and J.P. Morgan Securities, Topics included the luxury agent of the future and how technology will affect luxury buyers and sellers front around the world.

“It was a great opportunity to network with some of our premier luxury real estate professionals from around the country, as well as get a true pulse from our colleagues and vendors as to what they are experiencing in the luxury arena,” said Kerry Donovan of Chase International’s Incline Village office. “The agenda was fast paced and the professionals on the panels were really phenomenal.”

Huish noted the vital relationships that were created and fostered at this event. “There was a definite emphasis on the importance of building relationships – not only in your local market but on a global level. By utilizing the right tools and networking, the opportunities are boundless. I’m all about connecting people and helping to make the world a smaller place- and as a leader in the luxury real estate market, Chase International supports that goal.”

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HOUSE OF THE DAY: Buy A Lakefront Mansion On Tahoe’s ‘Billionaires Row’ For $US 12 Million

April 22, 2014

Alyson Penn BusinessInsider.com

house_of_the_dayIf you’re looking for a vacation home, or at least a home that feels like a vacation, it’s worth looking in to this Lake Tahoe lakefront estate. Located on the north shore of Tahoe’s “Billionaire’s Row,” the house includes some serious amenities like your own private pier and beach. Listed by Chase International for $US11.9 million, it was originally built in 1949 large windows in almost every room to soak in the view. And aside from the three bedrooms, the home includes a library, office, family room, and separate guesthouse.

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Sierra Star listed on the weekly hotlist at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

September 25, 2013

toptenrealestatedealsThe Lake Tahoe basin was formed by a combination of glaciers, an ancient volcano and fractures in the earth’s crust that created the lake area and the surrounding mountains. Today, the lake forms part of the California – Nevada border with about two-thirds in California and one-third in Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in North America with enough water to cover the entire state of California four inches deep. Mansions of celebrities and dot-com moguls are spread along the shoreline with Incline Village being one of the most popular enclaves on the north side of the lake in tax friendly Nevada. From snow skiing to water skiing and from nearby casinos and fine dining, the region can be enjoyed year round.

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