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This South Lake Tahoe cabin is a geodesic dome, and maybe a bargain at $899,000

The cabin is steps away from national forest land

Anna Marie Erwert | SFGATE.COM

Exterior view of 2290 Marshall Trail, showing a domed structure with blue facade
The cabin’s unique design is very obvious from the exterior, here viewed from the property’s dedicated parking area.

When you think about a classic Tahoe cabin, you might think about an A-frame design, but 2290 Marshall Trail in South Lake Tahoe proves there are other angles to cabin design. One unique cabin has a polygon of angles, in fact, and is now on the market for $899,000. Click here to view the listing via

The 2,068-square-foot geodesic dome rests among other properties in South Lake Tahoe’s Montgomery Estates, which is approximately 4 miles from the Heavenly Ski Resort, close to the lake and beaches and near to city amenities. The estates back onto national forest land, opening acres of wild Tahoe beauty for hiking, cross-country skiing and general enjoyment to the Montgomery Estates community.

Interior view of 2290 Marshall Trail, featuring a living room with open ceilings to the second floor
Inside are two levels, with lower level for common living area and upper level for sleeping.

This home, built in 1987, takes advantage of its forested setting, with soaring ceilings and huge windows framed by the interior’s wood paneling. “This rigid triangular construction serves to make the structure stronger and more resilient to wind and snow,” listing agent Mark Salmon said.

View of an interior room with a bar and multi-colored bar stools
There’s a cocktail bar built-in to the cabin’s lower level.

Inside, there’s also a bar for cocktail parties, and outside, there’s a hot tub for apres-ski wind-downs.

Kitchen, featuring tile backsplash and white cabinets
The kitchen has its own access to a porch outside.

Despite the unique allure of this atypical home, the cabin’s price has dropped twice since listing in October of this year, starting at $974,900, dropping to $949,000 and now asking $899,000. This may be indicative of market trends in the area: Movoto data shows that “in November 2021, South Lake Tahoe homes were selling for a median price of $895,000, down 22 percent compared to last year.”

View of the dining area, featuring a vaulted area to the second floor
The dining area is positioned under the dome’s skylights.

Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.

View of a bedroom, featuring mirrored closet doors
There are a total of four bedrooms in the cabin.
Split-view of an en-suite, showing a glass front shower
The cabin offers two bathrooms.
View of a bedroom, featuring unique triangular shaped corner windows in the ceiling and near the floor
The uppermost bedroom enjoys the full dome effect.
Exterior view of 2290 Marshall Trail, featuring a deck and outdoor dining area
A wide deck wraps the cabin, with a wine-barrel table waiting for outdoor dining.
Exterior view of 2290 Marshall Trail, featuring a hot-tub
A private hot tub rounds out the vacation home perfection.