Rare is the cinematic sequel preferable to its predecessor, as is the case with The Godfather II, Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning second installment to The Godfather. Among the many iconic moments in part two—e.g., Robert DeNiro’s turn as a young Don and Talia Shire’s bitter turn as Connie—the Lake Tahoe house Michael Corleone uses as a west coast outpost is perhaps one of the most memorable, at least for real estate nerds.
The circa-1938 property, Fleur Du Lac, provided the backdrop to many scenes in the movie, including the first communion celebration Michael threw for his son, as well as the Fredo’s death.
Residence 13, one of the newer constructions inside Fleur Du Lac, lands on the market this week.
Featuring three bedrooms, four full baths, roughly 3,700 square feet, #13 comes with a library, a gourmet kitchen, formal room, and picture windows framing the lake. The residence also includes access to a private boat dock as well as access to a yacht club and boathouse.
The home was originally built in 1938 for wealthy industrialist, Henry Kaiser.
“With the soon-to-be completion of his Hoover Dam project, [Kaiser] desired a celebration site for friends and family,” according to Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. “Kaiser set an ambitious goal to complete the estate within a mere 30 days, and with a crew of 300 men, working eight-hour shifts, 24-hours a day he succeeded. Kaiser loved Lake Tahoe and namely his boats, so this location served him well for his home and party venue.”
Kaiser sold the property in the 1960. In the 1980s, some existing structures were remodeled, and 22 new “lakefront chateaus” were added.
Asking for Residence 13 is $3,749,000.
- 4000 West Lake Blvd #13 [Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty]
- Lake Tahoe estate featured in ‘Godfather’ movie listed for $3.75 million [SFGate]