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The Tahoe Sunnyside Cabins – Commercial Real Estate Photography – 2020

By August 30, 2020May 23rd, 2021Blog, Photo, Real Estate Photography

Tahoe Production House was asked to shoot some Commercial Real Estate photos for the Tahoe Sunnyside Cabins. A great property in Tahoe City! Take a look at these great snaps from Jen Schmidt;


Tahoe City is one of the prettiest places you will ever see; located right along the shore of Lake Tahoe at the outlet of the Truckee River. To one side you look and see the shimmering blue waters of Lake Tahoe, and to the other the mountains. Up and down West Lake Blvd you will pass shops, restaurants, bars, and art galleries full of mind-blowing photographs which capture the region’s beauty. Part of what makes Tahoe City pretty, so to speak, is the vibe you get from this mountain town. Everyone’s friendly. Everyone seems healthy and engaged in life, and they stop and talk with you. Tahoe City’s numerous “Things to Do” keep the town incredibly active. Wintertime is marked with skiing and plenty of other snow sports (including après-ski relaxing with a hot toddy). Located just 7 miles from Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts, Tahoe City and it’s annual 170-inches of snowfall make it an attractive destination for vacationing skiers and snowboarders, on par with Colorado’s Vail and Aspen. When the sun shines warmer in the summer months, the town’s easy access to the lake means that boating, waterskiing, kayaking, SUPing, swimming, fishing and lake cruises take center stage. Year round, biking and hiking keep people moving. State parks and hiking trails welcome visitors to their scenic escapes, and they’re the perfect places to take a packed picnic. And until it gets too covered in snow, the local Tahoe City Golf Course is always full of avid golfers practicing their swing.Due to its high elevation (6,253 ft), Tahoe City has what is referred to as a “continental Mediterranean climate” with dry summers featuring very warm days and chilly nights, plus extremely snowy, though not thermally severe winters. The annual snowfall of 170.8 inches is remarkable for a place with only twelve days typically not topping freezing.

The Tahoe Sunnyside Cabins are an exclusive thirteen (13) unit apartment complex with extensive recent renovations located just a couple hundred feet from the sparkling blue waters of Lake Tahoe, California. Originally contructed by local Starchitect Bert Anderson for the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, The Tahoe Sunnyside Cabins are an exhibit of Scandanavian detail in Pecky Cedar. The property consists of four (4) duplexes and one (1) fi ve-unit buildng, totaling 7,588 square feet of livable space and situated on a 28,314 square foot lot. Extensively upgraded over the past fi ve years, this property is a clear example of a “Pride of Ownership” investment opportunity.The apartment interiors consist of eleven (11) one-bedroom/one-bath units ranging from 500-650 square feet, one (1) studio unit of 400 square feet, and one (1) one-bedroom/one-and-a-half-bath “Owner’s Unit” with exquisite high-end fi nishes. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, most all companies have had to adapt by allowing their employees to work remotely. Locally, we have seen a substantial increase in both rental and buyer demand as a result of many Bay Area/Sacramento/Reno based employees looking to continue working remotely from Lake Tahoe for the forseeable future.

The Tahoe Sunnyside Cabins | TAHOE CITY, CALIFORNIA ARCHITECT | BERT ANDERSON FROM “MOONSHINE, INC”, APRIL, 2012 A ‘Bert Anderson’ is the quintessential Old Tahoe cabin with pecky cedar or shiplap siding, rock fi replaces, unique square windows, and deck railings with cut-out tree designs. For many, they are the classic Old Tahoe homes. Bert Anderson began his building career in the early 1940s by purchasing 135 acres along Ward Creek on Tahoe’s West Shore. He began by building six homes in 1946 that he called Wonder Homes. While the lots on the creek initially sold for $750, you only had to pay $1,200 for the house and lot. He tried to reduce what he paid for everything and it was refl ected in the prices of his homes, which were absurdly low compared to others. Finding inexpensive building materials was a real challenge just after WWII, so Anderson devised a machine to make his own shingles and developed the use of pecky cedar because it was cheap and available. He found surplus railroad snowshed wood and used it to build decks. He would prefabricate portions of the house in the winter so he could put them together in just a few weeks in the summer.The cabins were designed for summer use only. Anderson didn’t believe that anybody would be crazy enough to want to live in Tahoe in the winter. While he never made it past eighth grade, Anderson was a true ‘MacGyver’ — he could fi gure out whatever needed to be done, and then just do it. He was his own architect, engineer, excavator, road builder, mason, and carpenter. “He effectively gave everybody a lifetime guarantee when they purchased a home,” said his son Gary. “If anything ever went wrong, he would fi x it.” In the early 1950s, Anderson decided he wanted to provide an opportunity for social get-togethers so he created the Pineland Bowl at the end of Pineland Drive. It had log benches in a bowl-shaped area, a fi re pit, and a small building enclosing a piano, used by Anderson’s sister to give regular concerts. In addition to Pineland and a portion of Timberland, Anderson also created what would become the lakefront development of Sierra Terrace just outside of Tahoe City. Eventually, he built over 100 homes at Tahoe. In 1968, Anderson began spending most of his time in Hawaii. He died in 1979. Gary says that his father’s biggest contribution was that ‘he tried to make Tahoe affordable for everybody.’