Hollywood History at Lake Tahoe

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HOMEWOOD, Calif. Top Gun: Maverick hit box offices with a boom, launching the saga to new heights and making this Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film to date. The movie was filmed predominantly in South Lake Tahoe, where combat jets whizz across the sky from nearby Fallon Naval Air Base. 

Lake Tahoe has long been a destination for Hollywood and the backdrop for motion pictures. Once the private residence of Henry J. Kaiser, the father of modern shipbuilding, Fleur du Lac Estates was chosen as the movie set for Francis Ford Coppolas Godfather II. Since then, the property, located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, has been developed into a luxury private community, with upgrades to historic buildings and the construction of 22 new lakefront chateaus. Purchasing a piece of Hollywood history on the shores of picturesque Lake Tahoe is now possible. For the first time in 30 years, a specific coveted residence within the community is on the market for $6.75 million. 



In 1935, notable industrialist Henry Kaiser, constructed Fleur de Lac, a 15-acre lakefront utopia. Lavish parties took place with his contemporaries, which he would entertain in his private yacht club. The historic Fleur de Lac had 17 residences, staff quarters, quaint cottages, his magnificent yacht club, and a boat house. Kaisers original yacht club remains a shared space for today’s homeowners for private events, relaxing with friends and family — all with the backdrop of Lake Tahoe’s crystal waters. This gated sanctuary is impeccably restored, creating an exclusive, world-class resort community of just 22 luxurious private residences.


Each home features access to an abundance of amenities, including a private boat slip, the aforementioned yacht club and boathouse, private beach, sports facilities, on-site management, and guest services. Lake Tahoe’s acclaimed year-round sports, recreation, and cultural events await your discovery.


An exceptional gem, Residence 16, is now available for an astute buyer. Poised on one of Fleur du Lac Estate’s jaw-dropping lakefront parcels, this distinctive 3,754 square-foot residence is positioned to capture dramatic lake and mountain sunsets.  Here, you’ll discover remarkable craftsmanship and attention to detail. Emphasizing a towering stone fireplace hearth and commanding architecture, the great room flows gently into the finely appointed culinary space. Enjoy direct access across the stone patio to the beach and the alluring waters of Lake Tahoe. Every morning, wake up to endless southern lake views from your opulent primary suite. All three suites are beautifully proportioned with walk-in closets and sophisticated private baths. The media room is a flexible space to accommodate additional guests or retreat for a quiet evening at home.




“We are proud of Lake Tahoe’s storied history and for the opportunity to offer a piece of that legacy to the market for sale,” says Katherina Haug


Like historical films, Residence 16 is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a slice of Lake Tahoe nostalgia wrapped in refinement, luxury, and prestige.