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The dovetail log home near Lake Tahoe evokes a national park lodge


Martis Camp is a gated community of over 2,100 acres amidst forests, meadows and streams, located between Truckee, California and the northern shores of Lake Tahoe.

A great example of the types of estates and cottages available in the development is this custom built dovetail log home. Dovetail refers to the fitted corner notches used to attach wooden walls.

Set on nearly two acres, Krebs Kabin was designed by Walton Architecture and built in 2012 by NSM Construction. In addition to the main house, the property contains a matching guest cabin.

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The gable tops of the front facade slope forward in a shed-roof effect and seem to anchor the structure to the ground. Heavy beams, exposed rafters and expanses of glass define the exterior.

From inside, windows offer views of pine trees, Northstar California Ski Resort, and the mountains.

Such a floor-to-ceiling window anchors the living room, which is surrounded by reclaimed hewn log walls. The enormous double-sided stone fireplace in the high-ceilinged great room looks like it’s straight out of a national park lodge.

The wide-open space flows into the kitchen, which is fitted with Viking appliances and a copper farmhouse sink. A breakfast bar peninsula extends off the slab-topped center island.

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Walls of glass surround three sides of the rotunda dining room, which has a marquee roof and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

There are seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms plus an upstairs loft-style bunk room that sleeps at least six people. The master suite has a corner fireplace. The stand-alone tub sits near another fireplace.

The separate guest cabin features handcrafted finishes, Viking appliances and a galley with dinette.

An outdoor fireplace, a built-in spa and a barbecue complete the land dotted with mature trees. Access to the Tahoe National Forest trails is nearby.

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Steve Kegel of Tahoe Mountain Realty is the listing agent for 10830 Holmgrove Court, Truckee, CA. The listing price for the 6,303 square foot home is $10.495 million.

Martis Camp owner amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, golf, skiing, and beach access.

Tahoe Mountain Realty is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Propertiesa consumer marketplace and member network of elite brokerages selling the most luxurious homes in the world.

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