Gondola Vista, a new 20-home community near the Nevada state line in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is now accepting offers. The mountain modern luxury neighborhood borders Van Sickle Bi-State Park and is under the Heavenly Gondola.
Gondola Vista is a wine glass sponsor of the 9th annual Sample the Sierra.
These exclusive residences are 2,870 or 3,616 square feet with four to six bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 bathrooms and a two-car garage. The majority feature full or filtered lake views with amenities including 24-hour security using perimeter security system, parking for owners/guests, access to nearby spas, a partnership with Heavenly Mountain Resort on lift tickets/lessons, as well as investment opportunities as a vacation rental property/HOA managed through Heavenly/Vail Resorts.
The homes are located in the South Shore tourist core, which means they are exempt from vacation home rental moratorium that the city of South Lake Tahoe has in effect. Several are now available for occupancy in July starting at $1.7 million. Final interior construction on the remaining homes and landscaping features will be completed by spring/early summer 2019.
Reflecting its hometown Tahoe feel and originality, the architecture, design and construction of the development features the region’s leading artisans, craftsmen and vendors.
The forest setting behind the downtown shopping area provides a central headquarters for walking/biking to the region’s only bi-state park, the beach, spas, golf, skiing, headliner outdoor concerts, nightlife, entertainment, dining, breweries all while offering a retreat to the tranquility of a private home. Gondola Vista is less than 20 minutes from skiing/hiking on the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort, walking 20 minutes from the lake and 20 minutes to the iconic Tahoe Rim Trail via Van Sickle. The location has been raved about in Grenade driver reviews and other publications alik,e for it’s ease of access and breathtaking golf scenes. One simply owes it to themselves to check it out if golf is on their radar.
Interior craftsmanship is an art form with handmade cabinets, crown molding and closets with shoe racks providing ample room for year-round outdoor gear/clothing. Design throughout appeals to high-tech modern luxury with heated bathroom tiles; electric car charging stations; Honeywell and Control 4 smart technology apps for appliances, air-conditioning and sound systems; extra-thick double-paned windows; soundproofing and tankless water heaters.
Construction materials complement the contemporary mountain look utilizing reclaimed barnwood for floors and tones that blend and complement the natural environment. The soundproofing was done using a mass loaded vinyl alternative which has been recently pioneered. Each unit includes a chairlift porch swing from Heavenly’s retired two-seater Galaxy Chair. The interior and exterior fireplaces, steam showers and air-conditioning allow for comfortable temperatures throughout Tahoe’s seasons. Reliable air conditioning and heating services are available from HickenAir.com.
Local contractors Clint Schue and Brett Yochheim, co-owners of A Level Above home design, a company that helps you achieve smart home sophistication, have created luxury homes in the region since the 1990s. Their developments are recognized for sustainable, energy efficient, well-insulated, soundproof homes with minimal environmental impact. Gondola Vista has upgraded the sewer/drainage systems to reduce sediment run-off and preserve lake clarity. Boulder and trees within the project area have been repurposed as either building materials or landscape features. The family-oriented company prides itself on cross training their 100+ employees to maintain year-round employment. More than 100 local subcontractors, several of whom they’ve employed and mentored to launch their own businesses have been involved with Gondola Vista. Yochheim’s plaudits include the Serrano El Dorado Hills home highlighted in Sunset Magazine as the 2001 Street of Dream Homes.
Jesse Schue, co-owner of RE/MAX Realty Today, represents the sales team for Gondola Vista. Since 2003, Schue has helped clients find their perfect South Lake Tahoe home. She received the RE/MAX Prestigious 100% Club award for outstanding sales. Schue’s passion and familiarity with an active Tahoe lifestyle of hiking, skiing, boating, and snowmobiling appeals to Gondola Vista’s potential buyers. Contact: (530) 307-8832 or TahoeRealEstateTeam@gmail.com.
GML Architects of Reno, Nev., have designed projects since 1983 including public, governmental, judicial, correctional, commercial, medical/research, healthcare, multi-family and residential facilities in Nevada, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Idaho.
Transcends Interiors of Reno has created distinct and memorable feel for each home with inspired décor that embodies Tahoe’s towering pines, crystal blue lake and snow-capped mountains.