Chase Intl Howard Hughes Doory Award

Howard Hughes Tahoe Estate Nabs HGTV Award

Chase International Listing Takes Top Celebrity Homes Category

ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (Mar. 10, 2015) – Howard Hughes’ former Lake Tahoe estate found its way back to the spotlight recently when it was selected as a winner in HGTV’s 2014 Doory Awards. The quaint-yet-majestic cabin, listed by Chase International’s Karen Bruno, received the most online votes in the Celebrity Homes category. The month-long contest on HGTV’s attracted nearly 50 million views.

Billed as “The Ultimate House Hunt,” the Doory Awards present extraordinary homes for sale to HGTV’s extensive audience, allowing consumers to vote for the homes they find most appealing. HGTV partnered with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International as the exclusive real estate partners for the awards. Chase International is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a global network of more than 500 market-leading real estate firms, and participates in its luxury marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International.

The Hughes property is a modest mountain home inspired by the great camps of the Adirondacks. The main home was built from locally sourced timber in 1934 and has five bedrooms, four baths and an office. A guest cottage was built in 1940. The 5.5-acre property was purchased from the Howard Hughes Corporation in 1995.

“It was an honor to list such an amazing property,” Bruno said. “It’s understated and elegant, almost kind of perfect for such an intriguing man.”

Other categories included Waterfront Homes, International Homes, Tiny Homes, Urban Homes, Historical Homes, Your House Has WHAT?, Gourmet Kitchens, Spa Bathrooms, and Outdoor Retreats.

“We are thrilled to partner with HGTV to highlight some of our member’s most extraordinary homes,” said Paul Boomsma, COO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and president of Luxury Portfolio. “The fact that the Doory Awards had such a tremendous response from home enthusiasts in each of the ten categories is especially gratifying.”

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with nine offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. With 310 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International, visit