AUCTION OPEN: 25-plus-acre ranch near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sells to highest bidder via Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions

Steen Ranch | Near Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Ultimate 10+ acre ranch in verdant Washoe Valley near Reno

Magnificent 16,000 square foot main house with oversized indoor pool

Spacious guesthouse and historic cottage for visitors

High-end equestrian facilities including a 4,800 square foot barn

With a current high bid of $3.65 million, Steen Ranch will auction to the highest bidder.

Steen Ranch is an incredible generational estate and would be difficult to replicate in today’s market. Naming your price for a property like this is something you may never see again in this area”

— Jeff Rhoades, Business Developer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 10, 2022 / — Auctions Sotheby’s Concierge announced on June 9 that bidding is now open for Steen Ranch, a 25+ acre ranch near Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Listed for $16 million, with a current high bid of $3.65 million, the property is selling to the highest bidder in cooperation with Engel & Volkers Lake Tahoe. Bidding is now live at, where buyers can place digital bids from around the world, and will end on June 24.

The ultimate private ranch awaits in the Washoe Valley, between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. Sprawling over 25 acres, the estate’s landscape features streams, ponds, lawns and native flora in every corner except the putting green. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece of the main house, where a pointed copper roof is perched on timber and river rock. Inside, artisans from around the world have created a minimalist atmosphere with unique modern features. Floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive sliding glass doors throughout the property frame the sweeping views of the estate. The formal dining room appears to float, with an oval travertine marble island suspended above the water and anchored on one side to the floor of the main living area. Soak all day in the oversized indoor pool under a soaring cathedral ceiling. Guests will enjoy the 1,200 square foot guest house and the 3,500 square foot cottage, with hand-hewn wood. The estate features a five-bay garage, equestrian facilities, a greenhouse, and a large central atrium with a fully retractable roof that opens to the sky.

The eight-bedroom, 11-bathroom main house was designed by Clarence Mayhew, a prominent San Francisco architect. This architectural centerpiece features a simple yet elegant exterior designed to reflect the natural surroundings with pointed copper roofs atop timber and river stone buildings. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors are perfectly positioned to enjoy panoramic views of the outside landscape and Lake Washoe. The interior features a minimalist style with unique modern features. The dining room seems to float thanks to an oval travertine marble island suspended above the water and anchored on one side to the floor of the main living room. An oversized indoor pool sits under a soaring cathedral ceiling. The state-of-the-art kitchen and master suite with views of the cascading waterfalls. Outside you will find landscaped grounds, rocks and a putting green. Steen Ranch has a 4,800 square foot circular barn with thirteen double stalls, a 4,800 square foot horse arena and several pastures. The barn also offers a private two bedroom apartment. Separate from the main house is a 1,200 square foot guest house and an adjoining 3,500 square foot historic cottage. The property also includes a 6,000 square foot five-bay garage, a greenhouse, a yurt and a 3,800 square foot atrium with a glass roof that opens to the sky. Making the property extremely efficient for today’s buyer, 4045 Old US Highway 395 has an abundance of water rights that supply all of the water on the property, including three spring-fed ponds, three stations of pumping, three cold water wells and a geothermal well which creates cascading hot springs around the property in addition to generating most of the electricity for the house. Business Developer, Jeff Rhoades says, “Steen Ranch is an incredible generational estate and would be difficult to replicate in today’s market. Naming your price for a property like this is something you may never see again in this area.”

At the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Steen Ranch enjoys all the benefits of serene rural living despite being close to Reno and Lake Tahoe. Emerald green forests and the sound of creeks juxtapose amenities, nightlife, and Reno International Airport, providing urban comfort just a half-hour drive away. A forest stretches from the western border of Steen Ranch to the northeast edge of Lake Tahoe itself. Let the world famous ski resorts and pristine lake become an extension of your own backyard.

Steen Ranch is available for screenings Friday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment as well as private virtual screenings.
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