Lake Tahoe’s Fleur du Lac estate played host to one of the greatest sequels ever made, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather II. A home here is up for grabs for a cool $5.5 million.
The sprawling property provided the backdrop to many scenes in the 1974 Oscar-winning movie, including the first communion celebration for Anthony Corleone, as well as (spoiler alert) Fredo’s death as the behest of his brother, mafia don Michael Corleone.
In 1935, industrialist Henry Kaiser (father of modern shipbuilding) built the 15-acre lakefront compound on Lake Tahoe’s west shore. According to the realtor, a crew of 300 men worked eight-hour shifts around the clock to build Fleur de Lac (translating into “flower of the lake” and named for Kaiser’s favorite hydroplane) in order to fulfill Kaiser’s goal of completing the estate in just 30 days. A seemingly unfathomable feat in today’s red tape-saddled times.
On the market is the estate’s Residence 20, built in 1983, available furnished with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 4,222 square feet. The home comes with a gourmet kitchen with polished granite counters, a staircase with mahogany banister, ample natural light, and southern lake views in the master bedroom.
There’s also a media room/library with wood-burning fireplace, as well as access to Kaiser’s original yacht club that still stands today.
The listing is through Katherina Haug and Craig Miller of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.