Dovetail Log Home Near Lake Tahoe Evokes A National Park Lodge

Martis Camp is a more than 2,100-acre gated community amid forests, meadows and streams set between Truckee, California, and the northern shores of Lake Tahoe.

An prime example of the types of estates and cabins available in the development is this custom-built dovetail log home. Dovetail refers to the fitted corner notches used to secure the wooden walls.

Situated 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 tops of the gables on the front facade slant forward in a shed roof effect and seem to ground the structure to the land. Heavy beams, exposed raftertails and expanses of glass define the exterior.


From inside, the windows frame views of the pines, Northstar California Ski Resort and the mountains.

One such floor-to-ceiling window anchors the living area, which is enclosed by reclaimed hewn log walls. The massive stone, double-side fireplace in the high-ceilinged great room looks as though it came right out of a national park lodge.

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

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Glass walls encircle three sides of the rotunda dining room, which has a cap roof and a vaulted, beamed ceiling.

There are seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms as well as a loft-like bunk room upstairs that can sleep at least six. The primary suite has a corner fireplace. The stand-alone tub sits by another fireplace.

The separate guest cabin features handcrafted finishes, Viking appliances and an eat-in kitchen.

A fire pit, a built-in hot tub and a barbecue complete the grounds, which are dotted with mature trees. Trail access to Tahoe National Forest is nearby.

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

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

Tahoe Mountain Realty is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

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