6 Stunning Luxury Properties We Saw In 2021

Backyard, swimming pool and exterior of an Adam Hunter Hanover Project in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
From a designer-done residence in Toronto to a sophisticated setting in Vail Valley, here are six of the most stunning homes we saw 2021.

2021 was a banner year for real estate. So many incredible properties hit the market worldwide, some of which were incredibly noteworthy. Luxury properties came in all shapes and sizes, from natural landscapes with spectacular views to one-of-a-kind finishes. It takes a lot of work and very often a highly skilled interior designer with an incredible vision. From the sunny beaches of Kauai to the snowy city of Toronto, here are six of the most stunning properties we saw in 2021.

backyard living area at the Ascaya Dream Home in henderson, nevada

This modern residence near Las Vegas caught our attention with its clean lines, sophisticated interior and world-class pool. (The Ivan Sher Group)

Henderson, Nevada: 13 Boulderback Drive

Bet on these views! Just a few minutes from Las Vegas Strip, 13 Boulderback Drive is a single-story home with views of the entire Las Vegas Valley area. Situated on a half acre sized lot, this house has lots of upgrades, including being fully powered by solar energy and having an air-conditioned four-car garage. 

This fantastic property doesn’t skip on outdoor amenities, including a bocce ball court, outdoor kitchen, attached casita, and a pool with an integrated hot tub. There’s even a sitting area with a television, great for Sunday afternoon games. 

The inside of this four-bedroom home is just as enticing. The stunningly modern space has an open kitchen with double islands and a climate-controlled wine cellar. 

modern living room in a vail trophy home at 1106 Hornsilver Circle

This new construction home in Vail Village by Turnipseed Architecture and Construction pairs a thoughtful floorplan with a soft contemporary design. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Vail, Colorado: 1106 Hornsilver Circle

A true trophy home designed by Turnipseed Architecture and Construction, 1106 Hornsilver Circle is located on a prestigious and private street, convenient to the fabulous Vail Village. But, this contemporary home is so beautiful, you might not want ever to leave. Each of the seven bedrooms even has an ensuite bathroom. There’s also an expansive floor plan, an open-concept great room, a dining room, and a chef’s kitchen.  

But the jaw-dropping views are what’s truly special about this home. The main level has a large deck and southern views of the mountainside and ridgelines. The upper-level master suite features views of the Gore Range with a sitting area and stone fireplace.

primary bedroom in a forest hill luxury home at  191 Montclair Avenue in toronto, ontario, canada

Located in the Forest Hill suburb of Toronto, this stately residence wowed with its artful design and execution. (Barry Cohen Homes)

Toronto, Ontario: 191 Montclair Avenue

Labeling this home a masterpiece is an understatement. With more than 6,500 square feet and a sophisticated limestone facade, this Forest Hill residence is simply gorgeous. There are so many custom finishes throughout the property, including antique fixtures, designer wallpaper, and even an elevator. The master suite has a barrelled ceiling, his and her walk-in closets, and a fireplace. 

With a media room, gym, and storage— the lower level of the home is the perfect spot for relaxing and spending time with family.

Best of all, this property is outfitted with a variety of useful touches, including a heated driveway, a security system, and Nest integration. 


From a jaw-dropping entry to world-class amenities, 12740 Hanover Street in Brentwood Park is among best in show. (Hilton & Hyland)

Los Angeles, CA: 12740 Hanover Street

One of the best properties in the Brentwood Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the grand estate at 12740 Hanover Street does not disappoint. Three and half years in the making, this masterpiece home by Adam Hunter Design was built with the finest slab construction. Every detail of the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home, which measures more than 11280 square feet, was customized to perfection. For example, the fluted three-story staircase is just showstopping. 

This home also has lots of unique features, including a wellness center, massage room, gym, and even a plunge pool. However, this isn’t the only pool. Outdoors, there is a zero-edge infinity pool. The pool house has a bathroom and an alfresco dining pavilion. 

kauai luxury home at 3292 Kalihiwai Rd designed by cesar alonso

This Kauai trophy home caught our eye for its breezy design by Cesar Alonso, which brings both light and trade winds into the home. (Hawaii Life)

Kauai, Hawaii: ​​3292 Kalihiwai Road

This recently transformed house on a three-acre lot in Kauai was designed by Cesar Alonso to bring both light and trade winds into the home. With ocean and mountain views, it has it all. Better yet, Anini beach is just down the hill and Hanalei Bay is nearby … in other words, this is a prime location that can’t be beaten.

But the beauty is also in the backyard. This gated estate has manicured grounds and various mature fruit trees such as mango, lime, grapefruit, banana, and avocado. 

One of the best features of the interior is the central great room, which is anchored by a chef’s kitchen. Spacious covered decks surround the space and create the dream Hawaii indoor/outdoor lifestyle. 

walls of windows in the living room of a luxury las vegas home at 2327 Alta Drive

What a view: Walls of floor-to-ceiling windows blend indoor-outdoor spaces at this remodeled estate in Las Vegas, Nevada. (The Ivan Sher Group)

Las Vegas, Nevada: 2327 Alta Drive

This remodeled estate at 2327 Alta Drive in Las Vegas will make jaws drop. Set behind a private gate, this property has a private tennis court and Pebble Tech pool, along with lush landscaping throughout.

There are four bedrooms in the main house, each with an ensuite bathroom. But, the master bedroom is the true piece de resistance. It has its own balcony, his and her vanities, a stand-alone tub, a walk-in closet, and a steam shower. 

Guests will love staying in the casita, which has a bedroom, living room, dining room, bathroom, and laundry room.


I am a writer, design expert, host of the podcast Bougie Adjacent, and comedic performer. I am absolutely fascinated by all aspects of décor and design. It once took me six months to choose a soap dispenser and I can’t even remember what it looked like. I like bright prints, southern exposure and any location you can call a “village or town.” There are currently over 100 episodes of House Hunters on my DVR.