A Lake Tahoe chalet that looks like it’s made from snow just hit the market for $2.65 million. Take a look inside.

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The ‘Snow Haus’ is a 7-bedroom home in California’s Lake Tahoe area that looks snow-covered year-round. Tahoe Real Estate Photography
  • A 7-bedroom home in Lake Tahoe, California, that looks like it’s made out of snow just hit the market for $US2.65 million.
  • Called the “Snow Haus,” it resembles an igloo in parts of the home and snowdrifts in others.
  • The home is reminiscent of the Alpine chalets of Bavaria, Germany, with a gently sloping wooden roof and overhanging eaves.
  • Take a look inside the home, which comes with a wood-burning pizza oven, wine cellar, and gear storage room.
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A 7-bedroom home in California that looks like it’s made out of packed snow just hit the market for $US2.65 million.

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Snow Haus exterior view. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


Called “Snow Haus,” or Snow House in German, it’s located 10 minutes from Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe within walking distance from the Truckee River.

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Source: Grey Blue Realty


The home shares certain characteristics with Alpine chalets in Bavaria, Germany, such as a gently sloping wooden roof and overhanging eaves.

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Snow Haus exterior view. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


However, inside it is full of whimsical, one-of-a-kind details, listing agent Morgahn Grey of Grey Blue Realty told Insider.

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Source: Grey Blue Realty


In one bathroom, shower heads and faucets look as if they’re frozen in snow …

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Snow Haus shower view. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


… and the larger of the home’s two fireplaces looks like it’s been covered in a snow drift.

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Snow Haus living area with fireplace. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


Bright stucco walls resemble the interior of an igloo …

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Snow Haus living area. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


… and hand-painted snowflakes on the floor of the children’s bedroom conjure up winter wonderland vibes.

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Snow Haus bedroom. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


Ironwork and custom wood carvings are also scattered throughout the home.

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Snow Haus kitchen detail. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


Some windows and doors look like they belong in a Hansel and Gretel cottage.

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Snow Haus room. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


While open-concept living and dining areas encourage social interaction, sleeping quarters are sectioned off.

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Snow Haus open-concept living, kitchen and dining area. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


The master bedroom comes with its own kitchenette …

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Snow Haus kitchenette. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


… and the other six bedrooms open up to private patios and terraces.

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Snow Haus outside walkway. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


Up to six cars can park on the property, and an indoor garage includes two parking spots as well as a large gear storage room.

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Snow Haus indoor garage. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


After a day on the slopes, guests and residents could head to the wine cellar to wind down …

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Snow Haus wine cellar detail. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


… or sip on après-ski cocktails while cooking pizza in a wood-burning stove.

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Snow Haus outside grill and oven. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty


The options for outdoor recreation are endless, Grey writes in the property listing. “Snowmobile from your back yard, fish across the street, party on the large four back decks. That’s just the start!” she said.

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Snow Haus exterior view by night. Tahoe Real Estate Photography

Source: Grey Blue Realty