Howard Hughes’ $19.5 Million Lake Tahoe Hideaway Is The Ultimate Place To Escape From It All

Image: Acme Newspictures / via JamesEdition
Image: Acme Newspictures / via JamesEdition

Nestled away on the shore of Lake Tahoe lies a charming log retreat fit for a king. And while the estate may not have housed any members of a royal family, its former owner was as close to Hollywood royalty as one could get. What’s more, the home’s history is just as rich as its magnificent natural surroundings.

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Best known to modern readers through Leonardo DiCaprio’s brilliant portrayal of him in 2004’s The Aviator, Howard Hughes was a man of many passions. A pioneer in the worlds of both cinema and aviation, Hughes made a colossal imprint on each of these lucrative industries.

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He was also famed for his reclusive personality, and his later years were spent in isolation from the outside world. In 1950 – four years after the plane crash that had begun his retreat into seclusion – Hughes bought this historic residence in a cove on Nevada’s Crystal Bay.

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