Mountainside Homes on the Slopes at Northstar

Mountainside Homes for Sale

If you're looking for the ultimate resort experience at Northstar, you have to check out the Ski-In, Ski-Out condos and slopeside townhomes at Mountainside. Nestled in the mountains between the Ritz-Carlton and The Village, most of the Mountainside Homes are right on the slopes. Just walk out your backdoor and clip in!  (read more)

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The Tree House at Mountainside

The Tree House at Northstar's Mountainside

The "Tree House," pictured above, is a beautiful Clubhouse with a small fitness center and year-round heated lap pool for Mountainside owners and their guests. Designed by award-winning Tahoe architect Clare Walton, the building itself is artful with floor to ceiling windows and a deck overlooking the Highlands Gondola that connects the Ritz Carlton to all of the activities in The Village at Northstar. The upper level of the Tree House offers a bar/breakfast bar, a cozy lounge & a comfy place to hang out or socialize.

Phases of Mountainside

This upper mountain development was boldly launched during the last big Recession around the time Northstar's Ritz Carlton opened in 2009. And the Ritz, in many ways, is the anchor for this upper part of the mountain at Northstar, offering fine dining at the Manzanita restaurant, or more casual pub-style fare in the lounge that wraps around its massive bar.

The first homes to be build were along Trailside, Trailside Homes at Northstarand ironically, some of these homes fetched far higher prices during the recession that they would a decade later. One home built in 2009 sold for $3,705,000 brand new, and closed for only $1,655,000 some 12 years later.

I think part of the reason for the value drop had to do with the style of the early models. Many were built in the Craftsman lodge-style. Though popular in that era, buyer demand was beginning to shift to more contemporary designs with big walls of windows and mountain modern finishes. 

The next phase, along Home Run Trail, embraced a little more of a contemporary aesthetic, but the big change came with those built later along Boulder Place.

New Contemporary Designs

Starting in 2018, the Boulders continued to push that contemporary design Boulder Townhome Northstarfeaturing glass and steel and a clean, cool design.

By 2021, amid the Covid buying spree in Tahoe, the uber-contemporary townhomes (as shown here in this architectural rendering) were again fetching well north of $3 million.

The Boulders townhomes, some of which offer ski-in, ski-out access, combine steel and stone with massive walls of glass, allowing the forest to take center stage.

Walk or ski out your back door and enjoy 40 miles of open terrain with sweeping views of the Martis Valley. 

Vacation Rental Opportunity

If you're looking to cash flow your investment when you're not in residence, many of these ski-in, ski-out homes rent exceptionally well, fetching close to $5,000/night for a four-bedroom in peak season. Thanks to the walkability to the Rotz-Carlton