Mountain Living Goes Bold At Truckee Golf Course Community

11662 Henness Road, Truckee
Completed this year, the brand new home is set in a mountain golf course community. (Tahoe Mountain Realty)

This isn’t your parents’ mountain house.

Gray’s Crossing in Truckee, California, offers a modern take on mountain living – complete with new construction, contemporary designs and luxury amenities.

The golf-course community consists of five neighborhoods bordered by forestland and set near ski slopes and Lake Tahoe. In addition to the 18-hole championship course, there’s a restaurant, a swimming pool and an on-site fitness facility.

Glass walls and clerestory windows bring light into the open-plan living spaces.

Glass walls and clerestory windows bring light into the open-plan living spaces. (Tahoe Mountain Realty)

This brand new home overlooks the 14th green and pond and takes in mountain vistas. The striking two-story blends stone, glass and both light and dark hues. A mix of vertical and horizontal wood siding creates visual interest.

Trios of stacked horizontal windows on the doors of the two-car garage underscore the contemporary design. A gently arching driveway and landscaping soften the mass of the house.

Inside, the open-plan living area centers on a sleek fireplace flanked by stone columns. Built-in seating nooks sit on either side. Light wood floors provide a contrast to the dramatic black-and-white design scheme and continue into the dining area and kitchen.

Glass doors and clerestory windows flood the dining room with light. A floating-style staircase leads upstairs.

A custom art wall decorates on of the bedrooms.

A custom art wall decorates one of the bedrooms. (Tahoe Mountain Realty)

The bold interiors carry on into the kitchen with white-veined black marble counters and backsplash. High ceilings, a center island and stainless appliances complete the look.

The motif continues in the bedrooms with dark accent walls and ceilings. Corner windows bring in pine views.

The primary suite features its own fireplace. There are four en-suite bedrooms and a bunkroom for a total of five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

Within the 3,591 square feet of living space is an office, a media room, a loft, a rec room and a mud room.

Deep overhangs create shade in the outdoor living areas.

Deep overhangs create shade in the outdoor living areas. (Tahoe Mountain Realty)

Two decks and patios extend the living space outside. A firepit creates a focal point in an outdoor lounge area. Another portion of patio has bar seating, a built-in barbecue and room for al fresco dining.

Smart home automation, keyless entry and hydronic heating and air-conditioning are among other features.

Priced at US $3.295 million, 11662 Henness Road, Truckee, is listed with Liza Killen of Tahoe Mountain Realty.

In addition to golfing and exploring hiking and biking trails, area recreational activities include fishing, canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding at several nearby bodies of water. For skiers and snowboarders, Northstar California is seven miles away, while Palisades Tahoe is a 14-mile drive.


During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.