Historic home with Hollywood ties listed
The Stack estate, one of Lake Tahoe’s most historic properties, is for sale.
Built in the 1920s, the private estate is listed for $39 million and sits on 12-acres featuring 1,787 feet of lake frontage. The Stack property is situated on a secluded peninsula and features a private pier and a boathouse. The home also has a rich history connected to Hollywood.
The listing agent is Dickson Realty.
James L. Stack Sr., the successful advertising executive behind the Quaker Oats brand, originally purchased the home in 1928 and the property has remained in the Stack family since then.
His sons, Jim and Robert Stack, grew up participating in Lake Tahoe water sports including competitively racing their speedboat, Lucky Strike II. Robert went on to become an actor in Hollywood, starring as Elliot Ness in the televisions series “The
Untouchables” and also roles in films such as “Caddyshack II” and “Airplane.”
His older brother, Jim, was also linked to Hollywood, marrying actress Wanda
Hendrix, with whom he honeymooned at the Tahoe home.
“Not only is the land a geographic gem, but it also embodies a rich history
of Hollywood glamour,” said Victor Lockhart, a Dickson Realty broker in
Incline Village, who is the agent for the sale of the property by the Whittier Trust Company in Reno.
“It is one of the most spectacular properties on all of Lake Tahoe with an expansive lakefront and numerous options for expanding on the estate,” he said.
In the Tahoe market, real estate agents report that the upper tier luxury market
is showing a surprisingly high level of sales.
“Lake front properties are always good investments, but at Lake Tahoe they are incredible,” said Lockhart. “On the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, only 30 percent of lake front property is privately owned so this is a rare opportunity for potential buyers.”
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