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1. Lake Tahoe, Nevada

List Price: $22.85 million
Size: 9,000 sq ft
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5

Sitting among towering pine trees, this home in Nevada’s Incline Village on Lake Tahoe is 2011’s most romantic home in America for both its interior and exterior features. The gated estate is on 1.7 acres of woodland with a private beach, pier and deepwater buoy. The home features a formal dining room, wine cellar, several patios, walking paths, night-lighted entertainment areas, a heated pool and a waterfall.

The home’s windows are oriented to take advantage of the views over Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains, while balconies and a stone facade allow you to take in the atmosphere in grand fashion. It’s also in close proximity to world-class skiing, hiking and resorts.

Photo & Listing: Nancy Croom & Amanda Roberts | The Creek Trust