With impossibly clear water, breathtaking views, and a plethora of surrounding ski resorts- Lake Tahoe is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in North America. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the snow, the sun, or just relax in the quiet of the wilderness, Tahoe boasts something for everyone.

While it has long been known for incredible camping opportunities, we like the opulent offers as well. Nestled mid-mountain, you’ll find The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe– a luxurious ski-in, ski-out resort. With in-room fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows, and views you’ll likely never forget- The Ritz-Carlton is quite possibly the only place to stay in Tahoe. And now? You can call a piece of it home.

In late February 2013, The Ritz-Carlton unveiled The Residences; 23 penthouses available for purchase. Two of those (and one more, coming in late March) were designed by one of Rue’s favorites- Jay Jeffers. Using his signature style, Jeffers has erased the stereotypical image of a mountain vacation home. Forget your vision of taxidermy and plaid. Instead, insert bright colors and patterns, unexpected wallpapers, and a perfect marriage of urban and organic in what Jeffers calls “California Mountain.”

Our favorite aspect of Jeffers’ designs has to be the unique use of layers and textures. Each room has a multi-dimensional feel, yet still feels entirely livable. We could easily call one of these penthouses home, though it’s safe to say we’d never leave.

For more information on The Residences, visit The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.