Embark on a new adventure in a Truckee, California, home built by the former Patagonia CEO.
If you fancy yourself an outdoor enthusiast, chances are you own some gear by Patagonia. Obviously, the next logical step is to outfit yourself with the very place Patagonia’s former CEO Dave Olsen and his wife built to hang their Quandary Brimmer hats: Camp Juniper.
The awe-inspiring 40-acre wilderness retreat just outside of historic Truckee, California, has everything an adventurer could ever want in a Northern California hideaway: meandering trails, a mountain creek full of trout, fields of wildflowers, and incredible vista views.
About 15 from Incline Village, which is just across the California-Nevada state line, the private pine-filled expanse boasts all sorts of wilderness beauty along with proximity to Sierra Nevada skiing and hiking and Lake Tahoe watersports. The property is connected to the Tahoe Rim Trail, Mt. Rose Wilderness, and Martis Peak, the latter of which affords you easy access to ski-touring escapades once winter arrives.
But you don’t have to be out in the elements to fully appreciate this property. Take refuge in the circa 2008 three-bedroom, two-bathroom home for a little rest and relaxation.
The approximately 2,000-square-foot residence also includes a loft area and a big bonus room that can be used as a family room, music studio, or an artist’s atelier.
An even bigger bonus of that bonus room is the fact that it opens to a large patio that overlooks a serene meadow that leads down to Juniper Creek — a view that will certainly inspire any artist.
Patagonia is, of course, all about sustainability, and that same sensibility applies to the home built by its former CEO. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) ensure top-notch insulation and structural integrity. That means you’ll have a solid and super-insulated house that maintains a cool temperature even on hot summer days and retains heat during cold, snowy winters.
A high-efficiency in-floor hydronic heating system also keeps the home consistently cozy, even in the coldest temps.
Other amenities include a covered porch, greenhouse, and detached two-car garage — basically everything you need to live your life the Patagonia way — with integrity, responsibility, and a sense of unconventionality. Living here at Camp Juniper, you can be part of the Patagonia mission to protect nature and save the home planet.
California Retreat — Camp Juniper
19901 La Mirada Road
Truckee, California 96161
Interior Square Footage: approximately 2,000
For more information, contact Dave Westall at Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.
Photos courtesy of PhotoTecture/Sierra Sothebys International Realty.