Photo courtesy Chris Beck
Mountainside at Northstar, a community of 300 residences in Truckee, California, recently unveiled new luxury amenities after a successful sales season. The ski-in, ski-out community closed more than $30 million in sales in 2016, and opened The Yoga Studio and Rendezvous Cabins in December 2016.
The Yoga Studio, with a southern exposure deck and foldaway doors, offers a serene space for yoga, meditation, stargazing and admiring the mountainous environment surrounding the community. Yoga consultant Michelle Linane will be available to curate a program designed specifically for the residents. “The advantage is Mountainside is a small community and the outfitters really know their owners. We have been able to craft classes that directly meet their needs,” said Linane.
For a more elevated outdoor experience, The Rendezvous Cabin offers architecturally-stunning huts among the Ponderosa pines. The huts are available for residents to camp in overnight, host family gatherings or offsite meetings, or just have some alone time amongst the wilderness. The huts are accessible via snowshoe in the winter, with planning and preparation help from the Mountainside Outfitters.
“We are thrilled to start the season bringing the renderings to reality, and offering our owners a unique experience both from a cultural and outdoor standpoint,” says Ron Barnes, senior strategist of Mountainside Partners. “Mountainside’s success the past year has provided a platform for us to really expand and experiment with our lifestyle offerings and bring a new perspective to luxury Tahoe living.”
The Mountainside Institute, which intends to “foster opportunities for owners to collaborate and create”, recently launched a seasonal artist residency program, with noted artists staying on the property for several weeks to create art. The first artist of the series is landscape artist Zaria Forman, selected in collaboration with Chrissy Crawford, a New York-based entrepreneur and influencer in the artistic community.
“After spending much of my time living and working in cities, it is a privilege to visit and immerse myself in the culture and beauty of mountain living. Collaborating with Mountainside Institute on the artist residency is an opportunity to blend the lines between city and country, and curate an urban experience in a mountain environment,” said Crawford, also the founder of ArtStar, an online platform for discovering and collecting contemporary art.
The program will consist of appearances, small gatherings and opportunities to observe studio time and interact with Zaria. “The opportunity to work in such a stunning location will no doubt have a positive impact on my drawings,” said Forman. Upon completion of the work created at Mountainside, a limited edition of prints will be available for sale. “We wanted to build an experience that allows the artistic process to be shared in an authentic way with a greater, interactive audience, and the artist residency at Mountainside at Northstar realizes that goal,” added Barnes.
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