Business & Real Estate

This remote compound in Sierra Nevada is for sale at $55 million. You could invite lots of guests

Forty miles north of Truckee, in a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada, sits a grand private retreat. The 93.6-acre property—with a 16,350 square-foot, three-story main residence and guest comforts galore—just went on the market at $55 million.

“It’s pretty amazing,” said Trinkie Watson of Chase International, the listing agent. “It’s your own little personal resort.”

Adjoining U.S. Forest Service land, the estate offers a lot for outdoorsy types. The location features “extensive views across pastures to distant mountains” and is home to wildlife and stately cedar trees, according to the listing. The property offers five ponds, one of which is stocked with rainbow and brown trout.

Nearby, the Sierra Buttes Lakes Basin Recreation Area and the Pacific Crest Trail provide hiking, fishing, camping, riding, snowmobiling and kayaking opportunities. There are five close golf courses to choose from. The purchase of the compound includes a small-jet hanger at Nervino Airport, about 20 minutes away.

But the showstopper is Cedar Lodge, a Dennis Zirbel-designed residence built for major entertaining and guest stays.

There’s a 5,500-square-foot guest bunkhouse, a 1,536-square-foot Carriage House, 3,240-square-foot, five-stall stable with apartment, covered round pen, outdoor kitchens, a tennis court, two wine caves and a 2,792-square-foot shop building with six garage bays.

The main house has four bedroom suites, two on the top floor, each with a fireplace, sitting area and covered balcony, and two on the lower level, both with kitchenettes. There are six full and five half baths in all.

On the main level of the house, there’s a grand hall, piano stage, several seating areas, dining areas, large commercial kitchen, screened porch, covered view porch, service elevator, main elevator, recreation room, full indoor/outdoor bar, three fireplaces, his and hers powder rooms, and a patio kitchen with pizza oven, two open barbecues and a dining area.

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Luciano Jr. and his wife Teresa purchased the land in peaceful Mohawk Valley, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Luciano is the founder of Sierra Design Group, a company that develops gaming systems for lotteries and casinos.

Teresa Luciano told the Wall Street Journal that the guesthouse includes “a fun tequila bar and a Jack Daniel’s bar.”

Robert and Teresa Luciano, who are in their 60s, “are selling the home because they are getting older and are looking for a change,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

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