Lake Tahoe estate Wovoka sells for $20.9 million

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Updated: 2/07/2013 2:37 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An architecturally acclaimed home on the southeast shore of Lake Tahoe has sold for $20.9 million.

The geometrically-designed Wovoka Estate is named after a Northern Paiute leader who was born in Nevada in 1856 and is credited with developing the tribal Ghost Dance across the West.

The five-bedroom, lakefront home was built on 2.7-acres near Zephyr Cove in 1999. It has 9,000 square feet of living space, 19-foot tall windows and a boulder in the living room. It previously was owned by a trust of the family of the late Tahoe casino executive William Ledbetter.

Tahoe Luxury Properties says the recent sale to an undisclosed buyer is part of a trend that sees high-end sales there picking up the past year. It listed in June for $24.9 million.


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Johanna Emm - 5/18/2015 11:52 AM
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I didn't know that anyone could use Wovoka's name to generate profit from this prophet? How much of the sale of this estate went to his..Wovoka descendents and did they give Ledbetter pet mission to use the name Wovoka??

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