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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