This month’s theme is homes on a slope. That’s right — if you live in the mountains, might as well buy a house on a mountain, right? Besides, stairs are so fun and good for your legs! Whether you’re up the hill from Lake Tahoe or down the street from one of the best Basin scenic shots (ahem, check out selection number two), these three houses offer great views and prime living. Just make sure you drive with chains in the winter for an extra umph up the hill!
House of Triangles
Natural light, wooden architecture, and slanted everything — this home has been well cared for since the beginning. The main entry level provides access to the primary kitchen, dining room, garage, and a beautiful wrap-around deck that ticks all the boxes of our dreams (hot tub over here, grill over there, with tons of stunning mountain-viewing room to spare). Upstairs is the master bedroom and another room; down under lives guest quarters, a second kitchen, a workshop, storage space, a patio, and a snow blower garage. The house boasts conservancy lots on each side, meaning a lot would have to happen for someone to build next to you. Enjoy the room to stretch. Oh, and you know what’s down the slope from you? Little thing called Lake Tahoe. Killer deal. Info: $895,000, 3 bed, 4 bath, 3,091 square feet, 573 Granite Rd., Carnelian Bay, Oliver Luxury Real Estate
Do you ever have that dream where a long-lost uncle dies and bequeaths (yeah, I wanted to use the word twice, so what) his insanely beautiful and definitely not haunted mansion to you? Don’t lie, I know you do. Well, in my dreams, the mansion looks like this one — a modernized cabin set in the middle of 20 beautifully forested and all yours acres, complete with solar panels, a bocce ball court (excuse me?! Get outta my head!), and some of the prettiest sunsets around. Plus a hot tub. Plus a fire pit. Get searching for that long-lost uncle; maybe he’ll just buy you this gem instead. Info: $1,375,000, 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,337 square feet, 15144 Martis Peak Rd., Truckee, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Truckee-Tahoe Donner
Diamond (Peak) in the Rough
Small but mighty. This cabin is meant for those interested in getting outdoors, what with hiking, biking, and skiing trails out the front and back doors (and windows … literally any access point is met by a trail to Narnia). Not only does the house offer fantastic views of the surrounding peaks, it’s gorgeous on the inside with its recently remodeled Australian wood floors, large stone fireplace, and wrap-around deck. Be the envy of your friends and Moonshine Ink staff. Info: $575,000, 2 bed, 3 bath, 968 square feet, 1319 Moritz Court, Incline Village, Tahoe Luxury Properties