The home of George Stuart Nixon, American Senator in the early 1900s, is on the market for $16.4 million. The home is located in Reno, Nevada, and has sweeping views of the Truckee River, the city, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Nixon was a U.S. Senator for Nevada from 1905 to his death in 1912.
He worked his way up throughout his life, starting as a railroad worker and climbing the ladder until he became a bank clerk, before finally assuming office. The mansion is 17,964 square feet, with eight bedroom suites, a large formal dining room, nine fireplaces, and many other elegant features.
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Nixon was originally from California. In his early adulthood, he worked for a railroad company and studied telegraphy, before being transferred to Nevada for work. In Reno, he became a cashier, and would go on to open an opera house and a theater, and became a financier of a large hotel. He served in the Nevada General Assembly beginning in 1891 and was elected to the Senate in 1905, where he was chairman of the Committee on Coast Defenses.
This gorgeous Reno mansion was built for Nixon in 1907. It has been fully restored and updated to a beautiful and elegant modern finish. The home features eight bedroom suites, a massive formal dining room and entertaining kitchen, a game room with a wet bar, a home theater and music studio, a sunny morning room, nine formal fireplaces, and a 1,800-bottle wine cellar with an adjacent tasting area. From various parts of the house, views encompass the winding Truckee River, the nearby mountains, and the city.
The house sits on two acres of land near the Downtown River Walk, overlooking the Truckee River. All in all, it totals 17,964 square feet.
The bright living room spans the length of one wall, with floor-to-ceiling windows to let in bright, sunny Reno days. The fireplace in this room makes the perfect centerpiece, complementing bright hardwood floors to make the space welcoming for entertaining.
The fully updated kitchen contrasts dark tiling with bright white cabinetry, and it is spacious even with a large kitchen island. The nearby formal dining room is slightly more rustic, with the same signature white walls but deep wood trims along the doors, in the cabinets along the walls, and around the fireplace.
The morning room features stone floors and full glass walls and even has its own embedded fountain. The primary bedroom is similarly bright, with a fireplace and broad doors leading onto a balcony. Here, the surrounding landscape is dotted with lush greenery and tall trees, making this balcony a restful, private space.
Other areas of the mansion are designed entirely for entertaining — from a sprawling dining room for dozens of guests to a wine cellar fit for royalty with a designated tasting room, to an in-home theater and music space. This beautiful home in Reno, Nevada, which was originally built in 1907 for U.S. Senator George Nixon, is currently listed for $16.4 million.