The best part of choosing a new home is getting to pick the features you like, not just what you’ve had to deal with all those years of renting. It’s time to ditch the shag carpet, go for granite countertops, and have the fireplace you’ve always dreamed of. So, what if you moved into one of these three gorgeous homes? I can almost guarantee you’d spend a whole lot more time on the couch in awe watching out your big windows as the snow falls onto your amazingly scenic deck — and a lot less time hating your sink fixtures.

Snowy Lake Views in Tahoe City

This classic A-frame has been remodeled to make all your hipster dreams come true. It’s got a brand-new kitchen, beautiful wood floors, and is painted a light cream color throughout, giving it a very modern, open feel. From the deck, views of the lake through the snowy forest will stun you. The house is equally attractive from the outside, with a sleek appearance and a covered garage, making parking out of the snow a breeze. Info: $999,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,840 square feet, 135 Lakewood Lane, Tahoe City, Oliver Luxury Real Estate

Photo courtesy Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors

Best Bang For Your Buck! (based on price per sq. ft.)

Winter Whispers in Ward Canyon

Imagine living in this cozy winter cabin with the snow falling all around you. Updated features like new kitchen cabinets, solid hickory flooring, and a custom tile backsplash, plus an open floor plan downstairs, make living here easy. But the best part about this place is the beauty of Ward Canyon in winter, which gets a heck of a lot of that pretty shimmering white powder. Not to mention you can take Ward Creek Road right up to the Sherwood lift and spend the day at Alpine Meadows. Info: $625,000, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,380 square feet, 510 Ward Ave., Tahoe City, Coldwell Banker

Photo courtesy NRT Northern California

Tahoe Park Dream Cabin

This charming cabin isn’t as little as it looks. With four bedrooms and its location within the Tahoe Park HOA, it’s a great option for more than just a winter getaway — it’s truly a family home. Enjoy the softly falling snow from your huge secondary deck in the backyard, just steps below your other wrap-around deck. Or, walk to the snowy shores of Lake Tahoe and watch the waves splash about. Info: $850,000, 4 bed, 3 bath, 1,840 square feet, 1451 Washoe Way, Team Blair Tahoe

Photo courtesy Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors
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LE‘A GLEASON, a recent transplant from the Big Island of Hawai‘i, has happily transitioned from teaching yoga in the rainforest to driving powerboats, biking with bears, and learning how to fall gracefully on skis. She is passionate about writing and editing, as a means to share and connect with people, and thankful to be on the Moonshine team.

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