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Mountain-Size Opportunity

Nick Churton of the Chase International, London office sizes up a mountainside house in an exclusive and utterly beautiful location in Nevada.

The Property: 266 Redding Way, Carson City, Nevada

The Broker: Chase International Real Estate

The Agent: Georgia Chase

There is a mountainside midway between the bustle of Reno and the serenity of Lake Tahoe that hides a secret. Clear Creek is a hidden enclave. It is screened from the rest of the world by tall Ponderosa pinewoods and protected by steep topography and polite but firm security people at the pretty mountain-lodge gatehouse.

This little piece of heaven, perfectly sited for convenience and privacy, is truly in a world of its own. It is a retreat born of a beautiful vision and a perfect location – or a perfect vision and beautiful location.

Surrounded by six million acres of National Forest, Clear Creek is a spectacular 2,000-acre retreat on the eastern slope of the Carson mountain range. It is less than 30 minutes from both Incline Village at the side of Lake Tahoe and the fabulous ski slopes of Heavenly. The heat, bustle and outstanding opportunities of Reno are also within easy reach.

The developers wanted to build a golf course here fit to earn a ‘legendary’ reputation. I didn’t play the course but it looked pretty legendary to me. Clear Creek is already billed as the No 1 golf resort in Nevada and No 24 in the entire US. So it looks as if the lofty ambition has been fulfilled.

Lest you are worried that there will not be enough to do, I think you should be more worried that there will not be enough hours in the day – or night. Clear Creek has wonderful facilities.

The home I saw at 266 Redding Way is typical of the homes that are being built at Clear Creek. It is mountain modern. Natural timber floors and ceilings blend with the outside surroundings – brought indoors by magnificent picture windows. The kitchen/dining/family room provides a highly sociable living and entertaining space. The bedrooms and bedroom suites – including master suite on the first floor – are all spacious and inviting.

Clear Creek does something extraordinary. It blends privacy with convenience and activity with relaxation. Above all, it is a place that if it had not been built you would have wished it had.