This spectacular 72-acre property, dubbed Al Tarina, is owned by businessman Essam Khashoggi. It is located at 1494 Us Highway 50 in Glenbrook, NV and was named one of the best lakefront homes in America by Forbes a few years back. It has 1300 feet of shoreline on Lake Tahoe and boasts a 20,000 square foot main house with 9 bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool, a 2 bedroom guest house, a 3600 square foot caretaker’s house, swimming pool, tennis court and a multi-boat pier. Once listed as high as $40 million, it is now on the market for $29,500,000.

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  • Grrrowler

    Beautiful exterior. Beautiful setting. Beautiful views. Appalling interior. There have been several instances where members of the Khashoggi family have had more money than taste, and this is a good example of that. I don’t like any of the interior, and changing the furnishings won’t fix it. The interior architecture is dated and wasn’t very good to begin with. The proportions of many of the rooms are just awful. Ultimately it would be cheaper to tear it down and build new than to gut the interior and start again. I seriously doubt that someone will want to spend $30,000,000 on a teardown.




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    • Steve

      I am positive you could never afford even the swimming pool of this fine estate. I think it is laughable when poor white folks make comments like this to make their poor white trash asses feel better. Please give your next review for Motel 6, something that is within your grasp.




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      • Daniel

        I’m probably opening Pandora’s box, but my Monday has been pretty dull thus far. I’m curious as to how you know Grrrowler is both white and poor. Juuuuuuuust curious 😀




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  • Daniel

    Gorgeous view. The house looks exactly what I would expect of a home built in 1990. Original furnishings too!




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  • NOVA Ben

    Completely unpalatable interior design and decor, exterior not much better in my opinion. Overall VERY dated. “Unpalatable” applies to the price as well, obviously.




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  • Venom

    Nice to see I was able to bring Al Tarina back on the market. lol

    Shari Chase has been trying to sell this thing for at least 7 years, maybe ten or more.
    I have old Unique Homes and DuPont Registrys in boxes somewhere that have it for sale back then and it I am not mistaken it was for sale for almost $50 million or so, I will have to dig and find the magazines when I get a chance.
    She did a great job advertising this house and the other big one way back then, she has pumped thousands and thousands of dollars into trying to sell them.




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  • Venom

    Also if the Khashoggi name sounds familiar, it is because he is related to Adnan Khahoggi, the notorious arms dealer involved in the Iran-Contra affair. He is his brother I believe.




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  • Lake Tahoe Resident

    Interesting how people who have never set foot on this property believe they are qualified to critique it. I have attended numerous private social occasions at the residence and found it to be exquisite in all areas. The furnishings that are shown in the photos are not a part of the current sale although in “real life” they are extremely expensive fabrics and lovely. Not my taste, but lovely. This is an incredible building and definitely NOT a tear down. One should be so fortunate to live in such a spectacular home and location.




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    • Steve

      This is what I stated earlier. These people are just poor jealous souls that would most likely never even be invited to such an estate. And yes, their statements are unqualified.




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  • Inga

    I was one of the people that had a heavy hand in the design of Al Tarina, both on the board architecturally, and then as it was being built, I worked as an artist on it on site. I believe that qualifies me to make a comment that is not just noise.

    First of all, one thing that most people would never realize are things like the fact that TRPA has incredible restrictions for things like the grade not being disturbed, height restrictions, etc. . .

    Huh??? That means that this was an extremely challenging place to design. . .and for all the Rubic’s Cube difficulties, it still turned out well, in terms of layout, with one exception, and that is the that main kitchen really needed to be bigger somehow. But it was tough.

    AL TARINA was pre-designed by 4 different architects, each trying to solve the riddle and I worked with 3 out of the 4 of them. If you don’ t like the way the outside looks, then I am one of the main ones to blame. However, most of you only see very limited shots of the place, and if I could post some PIX here, I would, and you might end up with a very different impression.

    Something else is that this place was mostly decorated by the Khashoggis themselves and it was designed to be a fantasy place for their children as they were growing up. Those who think the bedrooms are a bit odd, do not understand the love and creativity that went into making the themes of the bedrooms for their children as Christmas presents for that first year. (I did the ship room)

    But anything that is built more than 20 years ago is going to appear a bit dated, especially when design took an abrupt about-face and recently went very contemporary. It is just par for the course. Heck, the Hearst Castle is dated too, but people still come to see it!

    And folks trash the Madonna Inn too but still, people come from all over the world to see it to this day. (My father and Mr Madonna originally designed it together back in ’59-’60, so another opinion I am somewhat qualified to offer. I later worked for him too, and the man was a create genius.) Madonna had no intention of building something that was accepted as “normal” or accepted by the “design community”, thank goodness . . .that place is so unique it doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. . .and it is still famous!)

    Today we call the places dated. . .tomorrow, they become piece of art true to their time.

    It is so easy for folks to blindly trash that which they do not understand… . and it is for those folks we give pity that they are not able to really see Al Tarina to take in how wonderful it really is.

    True, I have not set foot in Al Tarina since a few months after the last crews left and the Khashoggi’s moved in, (was that ’90 or ’91?) but honestly, at that time, the place was a sight to behold…and not only by some decorator’s standards of the day, but it was unique, interesting in very direction, reflected the character of both the Lake and the Family, and at the same time was still very comfortable and peaceful to mill around in, despite all the stairs . (Stairs which could not be avoided because of grade restrictions!)

    I am sure it could use a little sprucing today if none has been done in recent years, but it is a fabulous, landmark creation. Take my word for it if you can not tell from these photos. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts.




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  • Teddi

    You all can say what you want but since I’m neither white nor a pauper I will gladly let you know that that dining room is painful. I don’t care how much the upholstering cost. It just makes it an expensive monstrosity.

    I love the house. The reason for the decor now makes sense but regardless of the intent you have to know it’s going to shock most buyers and not in a good way. But the house itself is gorgeous and it would be hard pressed to find a more utopic setting.




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