Lake Tahoe Estates and famous people
In the early 20th century, Lake Tahoe became a destination for the wealthy to build large estates. It continues to be a destination for Billionaires today.

lake tahoe estates, mansions

Old Money Listed for $19.5M in 2015
Date Owner Name Place Size Notes
1902 Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Pine Lodge Sugar Pine Point 11,703 sf
1914 R. Stanley Dollar Wychwood Carnelian Bay Purchased from Lora Knight in 1927
1920's* Tasker Oddie Summertide Crystal Bay * purchased by Howard Hughes in 1950
1929 Lora Knight Vikingsholm Emerald Bay
1938 Henry J. Kaiser Fleur Du Lac Homewood The original Estate consisted of 17 large homes, small cottages, servants' quarters, a yacht club and boat house.
The Estate was created as an exclusive hideaway for Kaiser and the heads of the other five companies who joined forces to build the Hoover Dam project. See Fleur du Lac History.
1930's George Whittell Thunderbird Lodge Incline Village
Baldwin Beach & Tallac Historic Site (Baldwin, Pope & Heller Estates)
1899 Lucky Baldwin Tallac Hotel South Lake Tahoe Listed at $20 M in 1913. It burned in 1914
His daughter Anita Baldwin built her estate there in the 1920's
1924 George Pope Vatican Lodge South Lake Tahoe
1924 Walter S. Heller Valhalla South Lake Tahoe
New Money
Zephyr Cove
Where Big Money Comes to Play - WSJ
1963 William F. Harrah Villa HarrahZephyr Cove 20,000 sf Casino owner - On the market by 2nd owner for $25.7 M in 2019
1984 Larry and Camille Ruvo Shakespeare RanchGlenbrook 133 acres/td> Los Vegas wholesale liquor and wine business, Co-founder Keep Memory Alive
1993 Steve Wynn Old ForgeIncline Village 12,661 sf Casino owner - Sold in 1998 2
1993 Michale Milken Incline Village Junk bond dealer and philanthropist
1994 Stuart Yount Crystal Point Crystal Bay 16,232 CEO of Fortifiber
For sale for $75M in 2017
2004 George Schmitt Sierra Sunset Zepher Cove 16,703 sf Tellecoomunications Executive
31 acres, 15 heated stall barn.
On the market in 2016 for $59M
Doug Clifford Incline Village Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sold in 1996
Larry Ellison Glenbrook 9,242 sf Oracle CEO - Listed for sale $28.5M
2018 Larry Ellison Incline Village 4 homes
18,000 sf
$58M construction cost
2019 Mark Zuckerberg Carousel, Brushwood Timberland/Sunnyside 9 acres Total of $59 M for both estates.
2. Steve Wynn sold his house in 1998 for $17M and it was listed in 2016 for $45M

McKinney Lodge 4250 West Lake Blvd., Homewood 2021 $31 M
Built on the historic Topol Estate (YouTube) next to Fleur de Lac.
New 6 beds, 7 baths, 8,106 sq. ft., tennis court, swimming pool

2500 W. Lake Boulevard - $44,000,000 estate near Sunnyside - 3.3 acres, 12,225 sf

The Nation's Most Avid Trophy-Home Buyer? - Larry Ellison |
Larry Ellison Lists Lake Tahoe Mansion For $28.5M - Curbed

Mark Zuckerberg 'secretly' purchased a Tahoe estate for $59 million, report says - SFGate

Listed for Sale:
Doug Clifford, drummer for Creedence Clearwater Revival, who had a home in Incline Village, quotes the local joke:
 "The billionaires are forcing the millionaires out."
     Hughes estate, Crystal Bay $19M
     Larry Elllison, Glenbrook $28M
     Ellison has built 4 homes on property in Incline Village
     Steve Winn's old place, Incline Village $45M
      Crystal Point  $75M 
      Villa Harrah $25M

A 2011 WSJ article "The Nation's Most Avid Trophy-Home Buyer? - Larry Ellison" says, "Records show Mr. Ellison has spent $102 million in the last several years buying property, both on and off the market, to assemble three different parcels.
In 2017 Ellison bought the closed Cal Neva Casino and Resort and is planning to refurbish it.

In a 2019 WSJ article Other famous people current and former residents:
Entertainers: Charles Bronson, Cher, Natalie Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minelli, Wayne Newton and the Captain and Tennile.
Business: Del Yocam [Apple] (Tahoma), Ray Dolby [Dolby noise reduction] (Tahoma), George Schmitt [Telecommunications] (Zephyr Cove), Bill Hewlett [HP] (West Shore) Charles McClatchy [Publishing] (West Shore).
Joel Horowitz, co-founder of the Tommy Hilfiger fashion empire sold for $48 M.
Football players Robert Gallery, offensive lineman for the Raiders and Joe Staley offensive lineman for the 49ers have places near Homewood.
Sheryl Sandberg, former Google exec and former COO of Facebook, has an estate on the Southeast shore.

Indian Love Call, starring Jeanette McDonald, was the first movie to be filmed at Lake Tahoe in the 1920's
The Godfather Part 2, starring Al Pacino
The Bodyguard, filmed at Fallen Leaf Lake, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.
Tahoe in the movies: In Oscar fashion, learn about films that feature the basin |

Resorts and Hotels:
Tahoe Tavern - Tahoe City
Grand Central Hotel - Tahoe City

Sunnyside-Homewood-Tahoma Real Estate
Lake Tahoe Breaks Records With New Mansion Listings Including A $75 Million Estate, 2017
Lake Tahoe home for sale for $47 M at Zephyr Cove part of Bonanza history | The Sacramento Bee
The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe | Travel |
Tahoe Country Old Time Tahoe featuring history of the Lake Tahoe region
Celebrity and Famous Homes Near Lake Tahoe | Celebrity Home Pictures | HGTV
For $19.5M, Own Howard Hughes' Former Lake Tahoe Estate - Curbed
Tallac Historic Site (Valhalla, Baldwin, Pope)
Megawealthy Buyers Home In On Mountain Town in Nevada - WSJ
Homewood Real Estate - Homewood CA Homes For Sale | Zillow