Originally built by William F. Harrah, the owner of Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino, Villa Harrah is a legendary 1963 estate set on the most prominent and coveted lakefront spot in Lake Tahoe. The one-of-a-kind, 20,000-square-foot property features breathtaking views of the scenic surroundings—and if these walls could talk, they would tell many glamorous tales of the golden age of Hollywood.
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Harrah originally built the midcentury mansion to host the celebrities that performed at his casino. The main room could fit around 100 people for cocktails and dancing, and it hosted Hollywood legends such as Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. In fact, there was even a secret tunnel that ran the length of the property that discretely concealed their arrival.
Recently remodeled over the course of three years to the tune of $14 million, the storied eight-bedroom, seven-full-bath, six-half-bath retreat has been reimagined as a luxurious family home. The redesign introduced over-the-top amenities including a full salon and spa; a home theater; a Himalayan Salt Cave; a private beach with a private pier; a swimming pool and hot tubs; and even a sink cast in the shape of Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately, the tunnel system is no longer functioning.
1028 Skyland Drive is currently listed for $25,750,000 by David Bellings of Compass.
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