Celebrity + Famous Homes Near HGTV Dream Home 2014

Yet another reason why you want to win this year’s Dream Home near Lake Tahoe: The area is steeped in star-studded history. Check out the spots that served as getaways for Marilyn Monroe and other stars.

Thunderbird Lodge Lake Tahoe

Photo by: Jarvis Photography While he owned Summertide, Howard Hughes reportedly would cross the lake for high-stakes card games at George Whittell Jr.’s Thunderbird Lodge. Whittell, an heir to one of San Francisco’s wealthiest families, built this Tudor Revival “summer cottage” between 1936 and 1939 and earned a reputation for his colorful parties.

Friendly reminder: You’ve got a little more than two weeks to enter the HGTV Dream Home 2014 Giveaway. Don’t miss your chance to win this modern mountain-style home near Lake Tahoe! Through Feb. 14, you can enter twice online per day: once on FrontDoor.com and once on HGTV.com.

Located in Truckee, Calif., this year’s Dream Home is in good company: The Lake Tahoe area has long been a getaway for the rich and famous, and its historic lodges have hosted everyone from eccentric business tycoon Howard Hughes to actress Marilyn Monroe. If you win HGTV Dream Home 2014, make sure you check out these nearby celebrity hot spots.

Need another reminder to enter the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway? Check out highlights from the home below, from the low-maintenance yard to the beautiful spa-like master bathroom.

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