Before the weather turned too cold to bear it, we were invited on a few boat rides with friends that were pretty magical. I know, I know, that words seems trite, but I can’t think of any other word that describes Lake Arrowhead so perfectly, especially at dusk on the lake, with the sunset reflecting on the water.
Well anyway, it was magical and during one of our outings, while getting an up close and personal view of the Peninsula house on Robin Hood Lane, one of my favorite places up here, I noticed another house across the lake that I’d never see before. It had these architectural angles and windows shooting up from the pine trees and almost looked out of place among the other homes on the water. I kept pointing to it and wondering about it…
And then the next morning I hopped onto Zillow and there was the house… for sale! For a cool 8.7mil.
706 Shelter Cove Dr, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 / 11,750 sqft 6bed 8bath / $8,750,0006
From Listing: ~Eagle Point~ One of Lake Arrowhead’s most famous and amazing waterfront homes. Architecturally amazing. This home is glamorous and contemporary with complete privacy at the point of the exclusive Shelter Cove community. When you drive through the private gate to this dramatic and modern home, you’ll say WOW, then WOW again and have to pinch yourself .. It’s that amazing! Nearly 12,000 square feet with terrazzo flooring and dramatic beams and glass windows. This home will meet the high expectations of the most elite buyers. Movie star worthy. President Gerald Ford stayed in the blue room. The master bed and bath has the famous glass turret above the bathtub. This is the home of entertainers. Shown to qualified buyers by appointment.
Getting a look inside is pretty incredible. It’s straight out of an ’80s Bond film, but much brighter, with Asian influences and windows that let the outside in. There are about a billion photos in the listing (which I highly suggest looking at) and I didn’t even pull half of them and still this post is photo-heavy. I couldn’t help but add all the fun ’80s interiors which include, but are not limited to, lucite furnishings and built-in seating, mirrored walls and ceilings, a grand spiral staircase and bathrooms that match the bedrooms. It’s a treasure trove of the era and I’m sure in person it’s a sight to see.
I wonder who will buy it and if/how they will renovate it and redecorate it? It’s got such sleek architecture, it would be really cool to see it redone with a warmer, more rustic mountain vibe, but in keeping with the sleek/contemporary style. I’d just love to see a before/after on this space!
I’m a little bit in love with this table and chairs… though I don’t love it in this space, it would look really cool in an office, since so much from ’80s interiors are making their way back into modern design again.
This step-down built-in seating area surrounded by windows is my favorite spot in the house.
Oh and also… this bathtub.
This is the skylight window (or, glass turret) above the tub!
Happy Sunday Lovecats!
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