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This condo on Lake Tahoe was named the House of the Year 2013

It’s worth a tidy $6.499 million.

A LUXURIOUS WATERFRONT home, made famous as the setting for The Godfather: Part II, where Fredo Corleone met his watery demise, was recently named the Wall Street Journal’s 2013 House of the Year.

With 51 homes in the running, the “finest condominium” — as the listing describes it — won with nearly one million reader votes.

The home is part of a 15-acre and 22-unit development called Fleur du Lac Estates and it is located on the western shores of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada.

Owner Zari Mansouri, CEO of Laboratory Skin Care, is selling the condo for $6.499 million.

Take the tour:

This condo on Lake Tahoe was named the House of the Year 2013
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    The 4,100-square-foot condo is located on the western shores of Lake Tahoe in a private gated community known as Fleur du Lac Estates.Source: Peter Tye
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    The 2013 median for waterfront homes in this area was $4.7 million, according to a Tahoe Luxury Properties report.Source: Peter Tye
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    Residents are provided with 24-hour on-site security as well as a concierge service that handles all sorts of requests.Source: Pete Tye
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    Here is an exterior view of the industrialist Henry Kaiser's 80-year-old boathouse from the condo.Source: Pete Tye
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    Kaiser is most known for being the prime contractor for the Hoover Dam as well as his creation of Liberty ships during WWII. Here is an interior view of the stunning boathouse.Source: Pete Tye
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    Mansouri spent $3.5 million on a three-year gut renovation of the home. Her main goal was to maximize views of the lake so she replaced interior walls with glass panels. Source: Pete Tye
  • Room with a View

    She told the WSJ that this is the most popular view among visitors to the house.Source: Pete Tye
  • Sound Zones

    The home was designed with 13 separate sound zones. The different zones act like studio booths and keep noise from penetrating other parts of the home.Source: Pete Tye
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    Mansouri's home also has the wiring capability for a professional DJ booth. This is a photo of her bar with mounted flatscreen television.
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    The home has five fireplaces with the largest one measuring in around 6 feet high.
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    Realtor Bill Murphy said he has received inquiries from about 50 prospective buyers, according to the WSJ. Murphy imagines sailing enthusiasts as likely buyers of the property.
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    Mansouri was attracted to the regional skiing when she decided to make Lake Tahoe her primary home. This is the view from the kitchen table.Source: Peter Tye
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    The wood flooring throughout the main level of the home is Sapele mahogany imported from Africa.Source: Pete Tye
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    Mansouri is selling her condo because she wants to be closer to her office in the San Francisco Bay area. This is a view of the upstairs master bedroom which leads into...Source: Pete Tye
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    Mansouri lives alone, but her home has four large bedrooms like this one pictured here. Each bedroom comes with its own full bathroom.
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    ...an all-glass shower designed to extend the master bedroom's lake views into the bathroom. Ms. Mansouri calls this her "spa bedroom". Source: Pete Tye
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    Here is another view of the master "spa bedroom", which is one of the home's 5 bathrooms.
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    A dry sauna is hidden behind a two-way mirror door next to her walk-in closet.
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    The home entered market a little over 4 months ago at the reduced price of$6.499 million.

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