Lay Down Roots in Utah
The Park City area encompasses an abundance of scenic, wide open spaces, perfect habitat for luxury homes and amenities. Planned communities have sprung up throughout the area in recent years. Custom built luxury homes abound throughout these communities. With such a growing diversity of homes and lifestyle available, more and more people are making the move here.
Quality of life ranks as the number one reason most people choose to live here. Pick any reason or any season for making the move to Park City: winters for world-class skiing and snowboarding; summers for mountain biking, hiking and trail running on hundreds of miles of trails; golfing at several championships courses, boating, water sports and blue ribbon fishing at nearby reservoirs and rivers; fine dining and shopping at gourmet restaurants and shops on historic Main Street and throughout the area; public schools rated among the best in the country. Combine all this with year-round clean air, beautiful scenery and a reasonable cost of living, all just 30 minutes from a major city and the newly expanded Salt Lake International Airport.
Here is a sample of what awaits you in Park City…
Promontory Club occupies some 6,400 acres across a sprawling ridge east of Park City, offering spectacular views of the Park City ski resorts and much of the Wasatch Back. This private, gated mountain community includes 700 custom residences of various sizes on lots ranging from one-third—to three acres. Buyers at Promontory are free to select a lot, then commission their own architects and builders. For those who want to keep it simple, Promontory has its own home building company.
The club is home to two championship golf courses, designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, multiple clubhouses, an equestrian center, ice skating rink and other unsurpassed amenities. There’s something for everyone here.
New next spring will be Pinnacles at Promontory. It’s an exclusive, separately gated enclave high on the ridge with its own dedicated amenities. “We’re super excited about Pinnacles,” says Promontory Club General Manager Kelli Brown. “It will have its own clubhouse, pool and spa. Only 64 residences will be built in Pinnacles, all uniquely beautiful modern homes.”
Brown says what sets Promontory apart is that it’s not just a golfing community. “Yes, we have two signature golf courses, but we have so much more. We joke that Promontory is a club on steroids.”
Talisker Club offers something for everyone. This exclusive membership offering is really four different clubs. One is Tuhaye, a planned community of custom homes built around an award-winning golf course overlooking Jordanelle Reservoir, with a spa and fitness center, dining, parks and trails. The name Tuhaye is homage to the Ute Native American tribe, meaning “good land” in their language.
Th e other main component is at Empire Pass, with residences adjacent to a majestic clubhouse called the Tower. It’s the only ski-in/ski-out private club on the mountain at Empire Pass-Deer Valley, complete with a ski beach, fitness club, spa, “kids club” and pool.
Rounding out the Talisker Club experience are the Courchevel Bistro on historic Main Street in Park City, where members dine on French-European cuisine or relax in their own private lounge dining room and Th e Outpost, high in the back country above town, where adventurous club members book snowmobiling, tubing, snowshoeing and outdoor dining experiences.
The only requirement for Talisker Club membership is that you own real estate in one of their developments. “We’re very down to earth, very approachable and very friendly,” says Aaron Smith, Director of Marketing.
SUMMIT SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Summit Sotheby’s International Realty (SSIR) is certainly not new to Park City. From its flagship office on Park Avenue across the street from Park City Mountain Resort, this prestigious agency specializes in representing luxury properties throughout Summit County. “Our mission statement is ‘luxury is not a price point, it’s an experience,’” says SSIR Vice President of Marketing Tiffany Fox. “We really do things differently. Our concept since we opened 12 years ago was we didn’t want to be the biggest real estate brokerage, we just wanted to be the best.” They’ve clearly succeeded, growing from $135 million in sales that first year to a projected $3 billion this year.
SSIR takes the guess work out of both the listing and buying process by offering an impressive array of services to its clients. “All our agents and staff are highly skilled and trained. We have 60 support staff people here in Park City, including in-house legal services, transaction management, advertising, photography, videography and graphic design services. All that frees up our agents to be 100 percent devoted to selling properties,” says Fox. SSIR partners with Th e Wall Street Journal, New York Times and 7,000 websites around the world to advertise their listings.
LAKESIDE AT MAYFLOWER
This massive new extension of the Mayflower complex is nestled on a sloping bench just west of picturesque Jordanelle Reservoir. Some 200 townhomes and 180 condominiums are slated to be built in this master planned community.
Mayflower Lakeside homeowners will enjoy next door access via “portals” to world-class skiing at Mayflower and Deer Valley and water sports from sailing to wakeboarding on Jordanelle Reservoir. Buyers will chose from two- and three-bedroom condominiums up to 1,500 square feet at Lakeside Village or three townhome models up to five bedrooms and 3,500 square feet at Lakeside Townhomes.
Mark Sletten, Mayflower Lakeside Development Director and exclusive listing agent with Engel & Volker, notes the initial release phase of the project came just as the pandemic struck.
“Because of that, we had the opportunity to sort of ‘trailblaze’ and anticipate what people would be looking for in terms of design. Instead of lots of amenities and large common areas, we’re creating spaces within the residences for one or two home offices as well as space for home fitness equipment.” Sletten thinks the trend toward home-based work will continue well beyond the pandemic.
New to the Park City scene are the Pendry Residences, part of the Montage Hotels and Resorts family. The Residences at Canyons, a vertical project under construction at Canyons Village, will feature ski in/ski out residences ranging in size from 450 square feet studios to four-bedroom, 2,600 square feet family homes. Three modern structures will house 152 fully-furnished guest residences, all with incredible views, and an astounding array of amenities. Covering some 7,300 acres at Canyons, the complex will feature a ski beach, valet services, gourmet dining at several restaurants and the only rooftop pool and bar in the Park City area. Owners will enjoy quality superb skiing in winter and mountain biking, hiking and trail running in summer.
The Residences will represent a “re-interpretation of Park City’s past,” says Tina Necrason, Executive Director of Residential for Montage Hotels and Resorts. “It’s inspired architecture that is really nontraditional, not something we’ve seen here before,” she adds. Darker tones of exterior stone, juxtaposed with lighter wood and paired with interior fabrics and leather will emphasize the Residences’ connection with the outdoors. “We believe it will become the heartbeat of Canyons Village,” says Necrason.
MOUNTAIN PEAK LUXURY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
For those who purchase a second “dream home” in Park City, what now? Often, second home buyers spend far too much of their precious vacation time re-supplying or doing maintenance and repairs. Fortunately, one call to Mountain Peak Luxury Property Management solves all their problems. Th e company offers a spectrum of services from transportation, to grocery shopping, to routine maintenance and more. Mountain Peak co-owner Mary Brown has managed properties throughout the area for 20 years, including Tuhaye, The Colony, Deer Valley and Mayflower. “Your second home is our first priority, that’s our mantra,” says Brown. “What we try to do is relieve all the stress owners have with the home. I love caring for the homes we manage and meeting the people who own them.”
Mountain Peaks co-owner Joshua Steff an handles day-to-day aspects of the business. “We want to work with clients who have high expectations. We off er full service management, really more like a resort experience than standard property management. We always work hard to match the client’s expectations. Some people want every towel folded a certain way and some people just want a towel in the bathroom,” he grins.
So there you have it, an impressive potpourri of what is here and what is soon to come in the Park City area. “Come for the winter, stay for the summer;” it’s a familiar phrase you’ll often hear around town. So stop by and stay awhile, or perhaps a lifetime.