Summertide Estate Offers History and Redevelopment Potential

Summertide Estate Offers History and Redevelopment Potential

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Sold via the luxury real estate auction company: Concierge Auctions
- 5.5 acres
- Main home + guesthouse: Approx. 3,800 square feet
- 7 bedrooms
- 6.5 baths
- Garage: 4 cars

The beautiful Summertide estate offers one of Lake Tahoe’s premier locations, an unforgettable piece of the region’s history and an incredible opportunity for the future, making it a once-in-a-lifetime property currently listed on the market for $19.5 million.

Once owned by the enigmatic Howard Hughes, Summertide’s historic log home is steeped in history befitting Lake Tahoe’s storied Crystal Bay. Its idyllic location, nestled in the wind-sheltered cove among the pines and above Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear water, is complemented by its manicured 5.5-acre grounds and beautiful architecture. The estate’s redevelopment opportunities give it dramatic potential to be transformed into a grand lakefront residential compound or separated into lakefront and lake-view home sites.

Currently the scenic property includes the beautifully renovated log home with grand lake views, a water’s edge guest cottage, a detached four-car garage and more. Built from local timber in 1934, the main house was joined by the guesthouse around 1940.

Perched atop a bluff overlooking 500 feet of glistening, granite-boulder strewn shoreline below, Summertide also has its own pier, boatlift and mooring buoys.

The main home and guesthouse measure up to approximately 3,800 square feet combined, totaling seven bedrooms and six and a half baths (five bedrooms, 4.5 baths in the main house and two bedrooms, two baths in the guest cottage).

The talented team of Keith Kelly, of Kelly & Stone Architects, Kevin Agan of Agan Consulting Corporation and John Brink of Brink Custom Homes have a vision to transform this incredible estate that honors its grand stature, with the potential to both preserve history and add numerous lakefront and lake view homes.

The Crystal Bay location provides access to world-class recreational facilities including two golf courses, a tennis complex, ski resort, 37,000-square-foot recreation center and other preferred access and discount opportunities. Crystal Bay is a quick 20 minute drive from the Truckee Tahoe Airport and 45 minutes from Reno Tahoe International Airport.

All of this adds up to an extraordinary opportunity just waiting for the right individual or group to pursue its full potential. For more information, visit

About John Leles: Affiliated with Oliver Luxury Real Estate and Christie’s International Real Estate, John Leles specializes in luxury real estate at Lake Tahoe. He has been successfully representing clients for over 25 years, has earned top producing accolades for years, and currently works as a broker associate in both California and Nevada. For more information call 775-842-6898 or visit

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Ad Details

Property is Sold
Garage Spaces (put 0 if this does not apply) 4.00
Price $19,500,000 USD
Which Celebrity? Howard Hughes
Celebrity Owned Celebrity was the previous owner of this place
Garage Description Rustic detached 4 car garage with incredible Lake Tahoe views.
Garage Sq. Ft. 1,200
Garage Buildings Detached
Gated Driveway Remote Control, Electric Gate, Yes
Motor Court Yes
Garages Disposition: No, Garage does not have it's own Deed
RV Parking Outside, Yes
Other Features Long Driveway, Separate Storage Areas, Electric Door Openers

...and then there is the House

Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6.5
House Sq. Ft. 3,800
Lot/Parcel Size 5.5 Acres
Jacuzzi Hot Tub Yes
Lot/Parcel Type Rural Neighborhood, Zoned Commercial, Zoned Residential, Buildings and Land, Fee Simple, Acreage

Unique Sale Issues

Type of Sale Real Estate Agency Sale




Address 26 Cala Neva Drive
City Crystal Bay
State NV
Postal Code 89402
Country USA

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Phone 775-842-6898
Ad id: 98033240
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