Where to Buy a Home in 2021

Where to Buy a Home in 2021

Enticing developments around the world.

LakeLodge, Moonlight Basin 

Location: About an hour south of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, on 8,000 acres within the Moonlight Basin development. The nearby Big Sky Town Center offers restaurants and bars, shops, art galleries, and a farmers market, while the Big Sky Resort has 5,850 acres of ski terrain and 300 named runs on four connected mountains. In the summer, the area offers hiking and mountain-biking trails, ziplines, and spectacular fly-fishing on the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. 

About: 16 residences, ranging from 502 square feet to nearly 3,000 square feet, lie within the Moonlight Basin development, which also includes Moonlight Lodge, a private lodge with lounge and family area; Moonlight Tavern with a restaurant and bar; and a fitness center with an outdoor pool and hot tub. Also features The Reserve, Moonlight’s private, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and Clubhouse, and Ulery’s Lake Camp with a beach and lake, tree fort for kids, firepit, and Carpe Diem Café.

Timeline: LakeLodge broke ground in May 2019 with homes for sale in spring 2020. 

Pricing: From $775,000

Pendry Residences Natirar 

Location: On 400 acres of parks, meandering streams, and picturesque forests, just 30 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport.

About: A 100-year-old Tudor mansion anchors this development, which includes a 12-acre farm, a Pendry hotel, and 24 fully serviced private Estate and Farm Villa residences ranging in size from 2,400–3,600 square feet. Owners have preferred access to the hotel’s array of amenities, programming, and unscripted service including Ninety Acres, a farm-to-table restaurant and cooking school; full-service Spa Pendry; fitness center, swimming pool, and tennis courts; private membership club; and a variety of classic and unique outdoor activities to be discovered throughout the property. Architecture is by Bob Hillier and interiors are overseen by Kimberley Harley, Montage International’s vice president of architecture and design.

Timeline: Ground broke in May 2020; initial residences to be completed by the end of 2020 with the rest to be finished in 2021.

Pricing: From $2M

Walden Monterey

Location: Three miles from the Monterey Regional Airport (or 100 miles from SFO), on a 600-acre enclave. 

About: Sustainability is key here, as the development features its own solar-power grid system and more than 200 acres of open space, including a community-wide trail system, Zen meditation garden, and kids’ treehouse. Additionally, homeowners are restricted on removing trees, and the use of renewable energy is required. A communal garden and vineyard help connect homeowners with their surroundings, while Walden Gatherings give residents and invited guests a platform to focus on making the world better for the next generation. The property offers just 22 homesites, with design concepts coming from a collective of major names, including Luce et Studio, Feldman Architecture, MAD Design, Surface Landscape Architects, Axelrod Architects, Eric Miller Architects, SERA, Carmel Development Company, Lutsko Associates, Fougeron Architecture, Larson/Shores, Open Space Architecture, Rana Creek Design, Bone Structure, and Hayward Healthy Homes. Prior to building their own homes, owners live on a cabin on their site to understand the land; afterward, the cabin is intended to be used as a guest house. 

Timeline: Ground broke in 2017, with the first homes available for sale as of August 2020. The remaining 17 homesites will debut in spring 2021. 

Pricing: From $5M 

Pronghorn

Location: Set on 640 acres in Bend, Oregon, amid a 1,000-year-old juniper forest, the world’s second largest, with the Cascade Mountain Range as the backdrop. Just a 25-minute drive from Roberts Field Airport. 

About: Bend and Central Oregon are a mecca for outdoors lovers with world-class rock climbing, hiking, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, paddleboarding, road cycling, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor. The nearby Smith Rock State Park is considered one of the seven wonders of Oregon, while the town itself boasts the Bend Ale Trail, with 18 breweries (Bend has more breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S.). Pronghorn includes four neighborhoods with a total of 96 homes; two golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio; four culinary concepts; full-service spa and fitness center; the Pronghorn Academy by Jeff Ritter; and the Trailhead Center, a facility for family recreation and outdoor pursuits. There are currently 12 homes for sale, ranging from 2,482–6,179 square feet, and 56 homesites available, ranging from 20,473–44,867 square feet. 

Timeline: Homesites started selling in 2004, with ground breaking on the first home in 2006 and 8–10 homes being completed per year by members. The 104-room Huntington Lodge opened in spring 2019. 

Pricing: Homesites from $30,000; homes from $999,999. 

Pendry Residences Park City

Location: On 2.5 acres at the base of Canyons Village in Park City, close to Main Street and just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. The project is steps from Park City Mountain, with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, 17 slopes, 14 bowls, 300 trails, and 22 miles of lifts.

About: The ski-in, ski-out homes also have access to Pendry Park City’s amenities and services. Upon opening, Pendry Park City will feature four unique lounges, including the only rooftop pool and bar in the area. In addition, there’s an eight-room spa; gym; kids’ club; and ski valet and “ski beach.” The 40,000-square-foot Pendry Plaza will feature shopping and dining. Architecture is by SB Architects and IBI Group, with interiors by KES Studio. The 153 condo-hotel residences range from 448–2,600 square feet and feature Bertazzoni appliances, spa-inspired bathrooms, balconies, and oversized fireplaces. 

Timeline: Ground broke in July 2019 with completion expected by the end of 2021. 

Pricing: From $595,000