Mountainside Northstar Unveils New Stellar Collection Homes

January 7, 2015 (Truckee, CA) Mountainside Northstar, Lake Tahoe’s premier ski-in/ski-out community, has broken ground on the new Stellar Collection of luxury residences and townhomes, currently available for purchase. Designed by Bay Area-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson—lead agency for Apple Inc. stores worldwide, including the iconic Fifth Avenue location—the collection offers Stellar Residences, six single-family homes, as well as 11 Stellar Townhomes.

The Stellar Collection was developed to introduce a new kind of mountainside luxury for Northstar California—cozily contemporary and thoughtfully progressive in design.

“We’ve learned from work in the Bay Area that there’s an appetite for an ‘alpine modern’ home, one that’s influenced by contemporary European mountain living,” says Gregory Mottola, principal of BCJ’s San Francisco office. “The plans are thoughtful and concise. Instead of a lot of decorative flourishes, the design has been distilled to its essence. Stellar is the progressive mountain retreat for the Northstar of the 21st century.”

“The mountain home was ripe for a rethink,” says Jim Telling, member of Mountainside’s development team. “Buyers today are telling us they want a home that isn’t their dad’s ski chalet. They still want a mountain experience, not a duplicate of their city place – but they want something that sets the tone for their generation.”

Both offerings provide direct slopeside access to the ski runs and hiking trails of Northstar California. Stellar Residences will offer 3,400 sq. ft. of fresh design—available in two floor plans—with large outdoor living spaces equipped with a hot tub, fire pit and spectacular mountain and valley views. Each four-bedroom home includes a spacious master suite and guest-master, 3.5 baths, ski room, two-car garage, spacious media room and incorporates a main-level great room with a fireplace, living, dining and kitchen space. Interior finishes include whitewashed hickory floors and cabinets, slab counters with Heath tile backsplash in kitchen, Quartzite bathroom counters, as well as top-of-the-line appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf and Bosch.


Stellar Townhomes, one of which is a stand alone single-family residence, allow for 2,100 sq. ft. of space over two stories, with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and working rooms built along the spine of the home, leaving more space for the main floor great room. With both up- and down-slope views, the townhomes feature an indoor fireplace in the great room, outdoor living space, loft space and a ski room for gear. Interior finishes include white oak floors and cabinets, slab counters with Heath tile backsplash and appliances from KitchenAid and Bosch.   

Built to achieve LEED-certification and be smartly efficient, the residences and townhomes will be solar-ready and Tesla-ready, with energy-efficient lighting and healthy finishes for indoor air quality, including low or non-VOC paint, stain and adhesives, as well as 100% wool carpeting throughout.

Pricing for Stellar Residences starts at $3,395,000, and Stellar Townhomes at $2,065,000, which includes a two-year family membership to The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and membership at Tahoe Mountain Club, with access to the exclusive Schaffer’s Camp. Mountainside owners have effortless access to a multitude of four-season outdoor activities, hiking and biking trails to The Ritz-Carlton and a gondola to The Village at Northstar—a community of shops, restaurants, signature ice and roller rink, fire pits and walkable streets and events. Tree House, Mountainside’s community clubhouse and family gathering place, is equipped with a game room, a great room with casual seating and fireplace, heated swimming pool, outdoor sports court, fire pit, fitness area and men’s and women’s locker rooms.

“People live at the mountain differently today than they used to,” says Telling. “Mountainside is a four-season destination. We wanted to make sure we created a place that corresponded with the importance people attach to design, sustainability, entertaining and living the active ski-hike-bike Tahoe lifestyle.”  

For more information on Mountainside Northstar or the Stellar Collection, please visit www.MountainsideNorthstar.com or call 1.530.550.2010.

About Mountainside Northstar

​Located mid-mountain, Mountainside Northstar is anchored by The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and includes Martis 25, a collection of twenty-five ski-in/ski-out custom home sites; Home Run, a community of sixteen luxury ski-in/ski-out residences; the latest Stellar Residences, six single-family homes and Stellar Townhomes, a group of ten townhomes and one single-family home; as well as the sold-out Trailside Townhomes. Mountainside owners enjoy close proximity to the world-class amenities of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and The Village at Northstar. Mountainside residents enjoy use of Tree House, the clubhouse and community gathering space that includes a pool, game room, lounge and sport court. For timely updates and more information on Mountainside, visit www.MountainsideNorthstar.com

About Mountainside Partners

Mountainside Partners, the developer of the Mountainside community, has a long history of working to create world-class resort experiences in the Tahoe area. They’ve instigated and been instrumental in the building of the spectacular Jack Nicklaus golf course and community at Old Greenwood, the condominium homes and plan of The Village at Northstar, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, mid-mountain at Northstar and the golf community and club of Gray’s Crossing.

About Crescent

Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a fully integrated real estate company owned by Goff Capital and Barclays Capital. Through its subsidiaries, Crescent owns, manages and develops premier, Class A office buildings. Crescent also holds investments in resort residential developments in locations such as Scottsdale, Vail Valley, and Lake Tahoe; a luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas; and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch.

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