Modern Mountain Masterpiece

10629 Carson Range Road, Truckee, CA, 96161, USA
USD|3250000USD $3,250,000
MLS 20201687
Web code SYAA
Status Closed

Listed By

Megan Evans
Agent: Megan Evans

Key Details

3591 ft2
Total Beds
Full Baths
Year Built


10629 Carson Range Road  The home was designed and built entirely by Truckee based craftsmen. We intentionally chose a local designer, builder and sub-contractors in part to support our local community and in part to ensure that those who built the home would be around to support the home as necessary. Many of the spec and even custom homes in this area have been built by large builders from out of the area who have now moved on or in one case even gone bankrupt and are no longer around. In contrast for example when we wanted to add additional...

electrical outlets in the garage for exercise equipment we were able to do so without a single cut into sheetrock because the electrician has detailed photos of every major wall cavity and so was able to quickly identify suitable spurs from which to branch. When we decided to add a water feature to the garden after completion of the build the general contractor was able to get the plumber, electrician and landscaper together to quickly devise a plan that required no major excavations or demolition. The home is protected with a Tesla Powerwall which will seamlessly provide power to the whole house in the event of a power failure. This home was the first outside the Bay Area to have a PowerWall and is still one of the few in the area to has one. While power failures are in this area compared to older subdivisions like Tahoe Donner which has above ground powerlines they still do occur and for full time living backup power is important. We chose to use the PowerWall because it is cleaner and silent and cutover is instantaneous (ie there is no drop in power) compared to noisy messy generators that need annual servicing and that do not cutover instantaneously. The Powerwall and the house are wired for solar though we have not installed that yet. The house is equipped with a FanTech HEPA filtration system. The house is well insulated and so during winter the Fantech brings fresh air into the house without sacrificing energy efficiency and requiring doors and windows to be opened to freshen the air. In summer the Fantech helps ensure pollen, other allergens and household odors are removed from the house. The house has hydronic heating throughout with each room having individual controls (approx 10 unique zones). Bedrooms have air-conditioning. The house is thermally efficient, and the great room typically sits at a comfortable 10 degrees below ambient.  The entire home has high end Lutron home automation that includes premium automated blinds on all key windows. The house has many Lutron “scenes’ that can be programmed to the owner’s personal tastes. There are built in nightlights at ankle level that come on and off automatically throughout the house via Lutron. The home was built with full time living and work from home in mind. Iain has been working remote for over a decade. There are many features top support full time living and work from home. There are 5 discrete workspaces including 2 full purpose-built office spaces. The house is wired for ethernet throughout and is served by gigabit internet. The home has amble storage internally and a huge garage space with additional storage. There is a Verizon cell tower within ½ mile, and the property has excellent cell coverage. All angled roofs have snow retention that has been upgraded/improved once we had several winters and understood how the roofs shed. All flat roofs have heat tape that has performed flawlessly. Main Entrance The front door is frosted to provide privacy. The main entrance opens to the rear to the Zen Garden with water feature and beyond to the forest. In the left corner of the Zen garden by the door is the House Budda who protects the house from evil. It was hand crafted by Finn’s art teacher and depending on the buyer’s taste may remain with the home. Main Office The main office to the left of the entrance is the 4th bedroom but has been purpose built as a full-time office. It is intentionally located at the corner of the east side of the home to provide privacy and to reduce noise and interruption from the rest of the house. It features full bifold windows that allow the forest to be brought into the office. It has amble storage and the cupboards include USB, power and ethernet to allow printers etc. to be cleanly and functionally stored. It has a full bathroom – we included the shower so that Iain could shower here when getting ready for early morning flights out of Reno without disturbing Juliet in the Master bed. It has its own exterior entrance and path that leads directly to the forest - Iain often takes long conference calls while walking through the forest. Several walls have invisible whiteboards. The small couch folds out to allow for quick naps. Master Bed The master bed features huge exposed structural steel beams to support the cantilever roof. The master bed is custom built floating bed with LED underlighting and build in cabinetry in the headboard that features USB and 110v power for discrete charging of devices. The black and white leather chair is an antique recliner designed by Ferdinand Porsche. The master bath includes a steam shower. Great Room The main features of the great room are the massive cantilever roof supported by massive exposed steel beams, the board form chimney and fire place, the skylights that let in huge amounts of light even on the most overcast of winter days  and the huge bifold windows and doors throughout that allow the entire space to be completely opened up to allow flow through into the forest. Other features include the reading nook to the right of the fireplace and LED lighting on the inside of the steel beams that provide indirect mood lighting. The picture on the Chimney is of Mt St Helens shortly after it exploded on May 18, 1980. (Picture is not included with sale however we are personal friends of the photographer should buyer wish a similar picture).  The window above the entrance and to the left of the chimney is designed to allow early morning sun into the great room.  The skylights are pre-wired for the addition of Lutron shades to provide additional cooling however we have never felt the need as the room typically stays at around 10 degrees below ambient. Kitchen/Dining The appliances are high end Miele and include a steam oven. Cook top is a discrete induction hob with extractor hood that extracts to the exterior of the home. The kitchen features a large naturally cooled pantry and a breakfast nook for family meals. Appliances have approx. 2.5 years warranty remaining. The Dining table is a one of a kind custom build by a local artisan. An electrical closet is immediately before the entry to the laundry to the right and is the hub for all of the home automation.  Laundry Features a laundry shoot from the kid’s bedroom upstairs Second Office Purpose built, features extensive power and network including in the cupboard for discrete printer etc. Media bathroom Features an exterior door to allow access to hot tub and provide bathers with a convenient shower on exiting the tub.  Family Media Room Large bifold doors open up to the room to the forest. Full Lutron blinds allow the room to be darkened for movie nights. Barn Door. This room is designed to be upgraded to a full bedroom if desired by removing the media cabinet and adding a closet into this space.  Guest Bedroom On the way to the guest bedroom you ‘cross the bridge’ which contains a full workspace and reading nook by the large window with peekaboo view2s of the Carson Range. There is built in book storage under the nook. To the left of the workspace are a set of large cupboards – linen and a huge under stair store.  Full guest bedroom with full master. Includes a small day room with reading chair and workspace with views of Carson Range. Kid’s area Media room/bonus room 2 at top of stairs. Kids bedroom is designed without  an en-suite so that kid’s friends etc. can use the bathroom without having to enter bedroom. However this area is designed to be able to be upgraded with several different options to upgrade to a junior master by closing off the space or to a junior master with dayroom by fully closing off the area at the top of the stairs. Our intention was to do this once Finn had his own family and returned to stay with us. Kid’s room The bed features book storage underneath. The closet features a laundry shoot. The area also features a loft area with kids’ workspace. This is where Finn did his distance learning this year during COVID lockdown. Mudroom The mudroom features full height cupboards which are fitted with power outlets for heated boot bags. The space above the cupboards is the correct size to store the cushions from the outdoor furniture over winter ensuring they do not get moldy or dirty in the garage and do not use up garage storage. The mudroom features a separate ‘family’ entrance and the space outside this entrance is the perfect size for parking the golf cart in summer. Wine room Naturally cooled and features a separate bonus storage area to the left. The area under stairs can be used as a bonus kinds hangout space. Garage The massive garage is just over 1,400 square feet and can accommodate 4 cars if necessary, by parking 2 small cars perpendicular in the left most bay. The two right hand bays are high enough and long enough to accommodate a sprinter van or a full-size truck. It has ample storage and includes gym area at one end. The concrete floors are finished with epoxy to reduce dirt and dust and allow for power washing in the spring to remove winter grime. The floor is fully heated. The workshop is equipped with ceiling mounted power cords. The walls are fitted with StorWall racking for skis, bikes, tools etc. The mechanical room includes the full house vacuum cleaner. Exterior The lot has been extensively landscaped with recent improvements in the last month. Trees have been strategically placed to provide privacy from Carson Range road and from adjoining lots in anticipation of these eventually being built. The landscaped area has a central sprinkler system. The water feature is low maintenance and is integrated into the Lutron system. The front area of the house (with 2 orange chairs) has views of Carson Range and has an infra-red heater. The exterior dining area has 2 infrared heaters and a built-in grill. The roof of this area was intentionally designed to provide coverage over this entire area to allow for year-round grilling and dining on blue bird winter days.  The entire lot is equipped with an invisible dog fence.  The rear of the lot backs onto a protected area and cannot be built on. The Martis Camp golf maintenance shed is the only building to the rear and is barely visible. This is only operated during summer and typically business hours and provides no interruption. To the rear is the start of the powerline trail. This trail leads up to the water towers area and then connects onto one of the spurs for the 06 Trail. There are hundreds of trails accessible directly from the house and it is possible to hike for hours in the area. We often will mountain bike from the fiberboard trail off Brockway summit all the way back to the house via the new (and epic!) Big Chief trail that connects up to Sawtooth ridge which is a local classic.

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Gas fireplace
Hot Tub
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Hydronic natural gas heating
Ample paved parking
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Listed By

Megan Evans
Agent: Megan Evans