Our Julia Morgan Masterpiece
Twin Pines is the loving work of famed California architect Julia Morgan. Credited with some 800 buildings, among them Hearst Castle & countless Bay Area landmarks, her work on the shore of Lake Tahoe is a wonder of simplicity and craftsmanship. Twin Pines will be as she intended – a vibrant home to families savoring long, languid, carefree summer days and warm après ski gatherings around the fire. In her honor, we have preserved and protected this jewel along the lake.
Tethered just offshore, a wooden Chris Craft sparkles in morning light. Just up from the beach, a row of Adirondack chairs overlooks a wide lawn. Here sits a quaint cabin, a curl of wood smoke from its tall chimney curling through two tall pines. The year is 1938.
The cabin’s welcoming hand-wrought doorknocker reads Twin Pines. The tidy interior is bathed in warm woods, the joinery flawless from the wide plank floorboards to the intricate cathedral ceiling. In the fireplace a crackling fire takes the chill off the morning. Outside, across a wide lawn and even wider beach, a vintage Chris Craft sits on the lift. The year is 2020.
With a painstaking eye for detail and unparalleled craftsmanship, this simple but elegant beach house is vintage Tahoe. The knotty pine walls, doors and floors have been carefully restored to bring out their patina, thus accentuating the handcrafted, wrought iron hardware throughout the home.
Life at the Water’s Edge
For the generations of families that call Tahoe their home away from home, there is one indelible memory: summer. Even when the sun rises before six and sets after eight, there just never seem to be enough hours in the day.
Your Base Camp at Heavenly
The joy of Twin Pines in winter is that you’ll never lift a finger, unless it’s to raise a warm beverage as you recount the day on the slopes. We’ll have all your gear at the lake, so you can step into warm ski boots and onto the lifts.