You Know What They Say About Big Closets …


We would be remiss if we didn’t first comment on this risqué Lahontan street name — Carrie Pryor was known as Truckee’s infamous “spring chicken” who worked as a lady of the night on Jibboom Street in the late 1800s. But, enough of that, this Truckee home screams mountain luxury with impressive attention to detail found all the way down to the backlit closet rods in the master suite’s walk-in closet that would garner the approval of Carrie Bradshaw. Info: $4,889,000, 405 Carrie Pryor, Truckee, 4 bed, 6 bath, 5,256 square feet, Katie Tyler Luxury Real Estate

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Two Closets Are Better Than One

This 1964 home has a lot going for it. Located in the Talmont neighborhood of Tahoe City, it boasts a massive deck, vaulted ceilings, outdoor pergola, partial lake views, and Tahoe Park HOA amenities. The master bedroom has two closets — one for your extensive puffy jacket collection and another for your techy base layers. And, since you’re taking up all your bedroom closet space for adventure garb, you’ll be happy to hear that the two-car garage is oversized and has plenty of room for overflow. Info: $599,000, 885 Snowshoe Road, Tahoe City, 2 bed, 1.5 bath, Team Blair Tahoe Real Estate

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What Qualifies as a Bedroom, Anyway?

According to, a bedroom does not have to have a closet to be considered a bedroom during an appraisal. Bedrooms are defined according to square footage, two means of exit, ceiling height, window size, and heating/cooling elements — good to know, now you won’t lose sleep over that anymore. This Kings Beach home is listed as a 4-bedroom, but could be considered five if you don’t mind taking a creative approach to your hangables (not a word, we know). In addition to being rich in bedrooms, this 1972 house has a large wraparound deck, high ceilings, and a two-car garage. Info: $699,999, 1315 Canterbury Drive, Kings Beach, 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,016 square feet, Padden Properties Real Estate

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Best Bang for your Buck — An A-frame With a Closet Is an Oxymoron

Located in Truckee just behind the PUD building, this house has old school charm and a competitive price to boot. If you have ever lived in an A-frame house, or if you just think about the architecture, you know how tricky it is to have closets when the walls are at an angle. Good for snow mitigation, bad for your nasty shoe addiction. Thankfully, this home, which backs up to forest service land, has a downstairs bedroom complete with two closets — what a dream! Info: $379,000, 11336 Valley Road, Truckee, 2 bed, 1 bath, 1,451 square feet, Coldwell Banker

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  • Ally Gravina

    Ally Gravina is a freelance journalist and former Moonshine editor based in Graeagle. She has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she specialized in arts and culture reporting.

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