It’s the year of 2020 … perfect vision! That joke has probably been made at least 5 million times, so I’ll say it once and be done forever. As we enter a new year (decade?!), inspirations and goals arise; dreams rush in to make the best life out of what we have. Why not lump a brand-new house into your game plan? These three homes will satisfy any cliché list of resolutions to be fit, fab, and have some fun this year.


A cozy little condo to start your year off right! You know what’s better than moving into a random new home? Moving into a new home that’s been really well taken care of by its previous owners. That’s what this condo is, offering a tastefully remodeled pair of bedrooms and bathrooms, expanded loft, and enclosed deck. This upstairs unit also offers amazing views of the surrounding nature. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops … oh, you’ve already signed the contract? Cool. Enjoy.


Info: $382,000, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,092 square feet, 11667 Snowpeak Way, Truckee, Engel & Völkers Truckee


How remiss would I be if I didn’t toss a multi-million-dollar home into the mix? It’s Tahoe, after all. If you’re financially blessed in 2020, this house sits on just under a half-acre, and is full of natural tones, natural materials, and natural light — think walnut floors butting up to a stone fireplace next to floor-to-ceiling windows. And whether you’re a gourmet chef or more a late-night fridge explorer, the kitchen is magnifique! Stainless steel appliances, double ovens, six-burner gas cooktop, walk-in pantry, a prep sink, and more. The listing provides a 3D tour, meaning you can explore every nook and cranny of your soon-to-be home before you make things official. Lots of space to fill and bend to your will, both inside and out. And don’t forget the private gazebo out back!

Info: $4,149,000, 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5,367 square feet, 847 Freels Peak Dr., Incline Village, Lakeshore Realty


Sometimes stereotypes are nice. For example, this classic cabin in the woods! The cute A-frame backs up to conservancy land, and is surrounded by tall cedars and aspens, offering romance and privacy in one go. Downstairs boasts a large living room and kitchen spaces with access to a deck and hot tub (!!); upstairs you’ll find the bedrooms. Plenty of room to stretch outside, with hiking and cross-country ski trails circling the property. The best kind of fun can be found out in nature, right? Get out and go.

Info: $499,500, 2 bed, 1 bath, 1,216 square feet, 2555 Owl Lane, Tahoe City, Hurst Tahoe Associates


  • Alex Hoeft

    Alex Hoeft joined Moonshine staff in May 2019, happy to return to the world of journalism after a few years in community outreach. She has both her bachelor's and Master's in journalism, from Brigham Young University and University of Nevada, Reno, respectively. When she's not journalism-ing, she's wrangling her toddler or reading a book — or doing both at the same time.

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