$100,000,000 Tahoe Cabin Just Slashed $25,000,000. Hurry! Won’t Last!

Remeber this $100,000,000 home in Zephyr Cove I featured not too long ago?

Well…it’s now $25,000,000 more affordable, and we know who owns it…Tommy Hilfiger Co-Founder Joel Horowitz.

Opulent is an understatement. For $25MM less, I still wonder if I’d be able to wear my ski boots in the main room.

-525 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, Nevada (Lake Tahoe) [Chase International Lake Tahoe]
-Walkabout [theFrontSteps]
-Hilfiger Co-Founder’s Home Gets A $25 Million Price Cut [Forbes.com]

Battle Royale: San Francisco Or East Bay, If You Had To Choose

Coming off the heels of my post about a modern, Swedish home currently for sale by some clients contemplating their move here to San Francisco or the East Bay, it inspired a long overdue Battle Royale (perhaps on par with SF v. NYC):
San Francisco versus East Bay (I leave the “what exactly is East Bay” interpretation up to you). If you had to choose and why. Please share in the comments below.

On the map it hardly seems fair with the East Bay being so much larger than San Francisco, but we all know size doesn’t matter right? At least “that’s what she said.”

-More Battle Royales [theFrontSteps]

Wanderlust: Sweden Ain’t All IKEA You Know

As much as I love dealing in, and talking about, San Francisco real estate (because it is really THAT cool), I’ve been known to get a serious case of wanderlust from time. What better way to cure it than going walkabout. Last week was Los Angeles modern, yesterday a glimpse of real estate up Tahoe way, today…Stockholm, Sweden!
In case you’re unable to read Swedish (like me), that’s four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 290 square meters, outdoor space galore, modern kitchen, and all can be yours for a starting bid of 8,900,000 Krona. Don’t have Krona in your pocket, I’m sure they’d take $1,429,562.50 USD too. In fact, I know they would, because the owners will hopefully be putting that cash right here in San Francisco real estate. I just gotta convince them East Bay is inferior to San Francisco, but that shouldn’t be too difficult, San Francisco is where it’s at. Right?

[Update: Just got word two bids are in and the price is pushing north of 9,400,000 Krona. Yes, they use a bidding system in Sweden, and they share the prices being bid with the other side. Imagine that. If only SF were so smart. This whole, "you can't shop an offer" thing is stupid. If you have a bid, why not tell the other side the price. Sorry...tangent.]

-Swedish Modern Home Details [Sotheby's Stockholm]
-Reasons We Live Here [theFrontSteps]
-More Walkabout [theFrontSteps]

When Men were Men and Mice were Movies Stars…

[Editor's Note: Because I know soooo many San Francisco residents love to visit Lake Tahoe regularly for any number of great things the Lake Tahoe area has to offer, and because I know you all love yourself a little real estate, I have found a talented writer/Realtor up there to share some insight. This is his first post. Please welcome him.]
Walt Disney slept here! Seriously. When I moved from Orange County to Tahoe, I thought I was leaving my Disneyland connection behind. But right here on the north shore is a little slice of Disney. Called the “Heigh Ho Lodge” because Walt himself was a frequent guest back in the day, this 1.6 acre lakefront estate includes over 280 ft. of south facing sandy beach along with 3 separate houses: a guest house, a caretaker’s house, and a 6 BR main house that sleeps 21. You could fit all 7 dwarves, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, and Walt himself and still have room for 11 more overnight guests!
At a touch under $9 mil, I only need to save $9 million more to afford it. But if you have ever spent any time at Buck’s Beach (a public beach just down the street from the Heigh Ho Lodge) you know why this property is on my short list of dream houses. The north shore enclave of Old Brockway is one of the most beautiful parts of the lake – granite boulder mini-islands dot the crystal clear, turquoise sandy bottomed shallows, beckoning anyone in possession of an inflatable raft and a couple cold Coronas.
Did Walt drink Corona? Maybe not, but I’m sure Mickey did.

-“Heigh Ho Lodge, Lake Tahoe, $8,995,000 [Lake Tahoe MLS]

[Chris Anderson is a Tahoe based writer and real estate professional. You can contact him at chris@tahoetruckeehomes.com or go to TahoeTruckeeHomes.com.]