This development is so good it already has $95 million in reservations! We are talking about the new Pendry Residences in Park City, Utah. The ski-in, lift-out resort and residential development will debut in the heart of Canyons Village (at the base of Park City Mountain) in 2021. As they say, all good things come to those who wait. Right? (more…)

 

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Update 11:33 am: Grabbed a quick chat with Nate Shar with Heritage Auctions who tells me that at least eight people are registered to bid for Leppert’s ski crib, but they expect a few more showing at the actual auction on site. It happens at 2 p.m. No reserve. Mountain Time. Wish you were there? 

Maybe he did it because he wants some of Trump’s real estate prowess to rub off on today’s sale? Maybe he did it because he ran against Ted Cruz and is not a fan, I don’t know. Whatever. Out of all the Republican contenders, the endorsement was a shocking move from the former Dallas mayor.  I’d sure like to ask him why.

But I might just wait until after today’s sale of his magnificent Park City, Utah ski house.

There is no minimum at all, and this home was last listed for $6.2 million. I mean, can you spell DEAL?

As you know, former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and his wife, Laura, have been trying to shed some properties. First it was their home on Alva Court with that jazzy media room, remember? It was listed by Mary Poss and then Ryan Streiff, the current agent. Asking is still $4,795,000.

But my oh my Park City Utah! I am actually headed that way to check out some more vacation home possibilities, some a little more affordable than a $6.2 million ski-in. ski-out house, though this place could be the best bargain west of the Mississippi come two p.m. Mountain Time.

This is a fantastic piece of property that you can see from the ski lifts. I know exactly where this house is. In fact, if you have ever skied Park City — there are three neighboring resorts, Deer Valley, Park City and Canyons comprising 7300 acres of white powder — this home is near the Dreamcatcher Lift. And it sounds like a dream! (more…)

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UPDATE, 10:09 a.m: Nate Schar tells me there is no minimum at all, and this home was last listed for $6.2 million. I mean, can you spell DEAL?

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and his wife, Laura, like most of us Baby Boomers, have been trying to shed some properties. First it was their home on Alva Court with that jazzy media room, remember? It was listed by Mary Poss and then Ryan Streiff. Think the last asking was $4.7.Tom Leppert Alva CourtWell now it seems they have switched gears and are shedding some Park City, Utah real estate. This is a fantastic piece of property that you can see from the ski lifts. I personally know exactly where this house is. In fact, if you have ever skied Park City — there are three neighboring resorts, Deer Valley, Park City and Canyons comprising 7300 acres of white powder — this home is near the Dreamcatcher Lift. And it sounds like a dream! (more…)

72 White Pine Canyon Road | Park City, UT | Luxury Real Estate

72 White Pine Canyon Road | Park City, UT | Luxury Real Estate

It’s in Park City, Utah, boasts 17,000 plus square feet with nine bedrooms, 11 full baths (all en suite) four powders (well, you need a lot of bathrooms at high altitudes if you get my drift) a media room, exercise room, gameroom, spa, and covered hot tub perfect for soaking apres ski, which is my favorite time. It is rockin’. Justin loves it so much this is where he was there three times in December. The place leases for $15,000 PER NIGHT! Go check out the Park City ski scene over on SecondShelters.com…

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More than $50 million in upgrades are planned for Park City Mountain Resort.

More than $50 million in upgrades are planned for Park City Mountain Resort.

Today on SecondShelters.com we outlined the planned improvements for Park City Mountain Resort, which was recently purchased by Vail Resorts for $182 million. Infrastructure upgrades will surpass $50 million, and there are plans to link Park City Mountain Resort to the nearby Canyons Resort, too.

You can read all about it on SecondShelters and tell us: With this investment, would you consider a Park City ski home over Dallas’ favorite escapes in Colorado?

 

9806 Summit View Dr Park City extTalk about the perfect ski home, this one is the “Stepford Wife” of mountain chalets. It was built as a collaboration between Resorts West and Ski Magazine. Brilliant ski minds got together and said, we want to build the ultimate ski home… so what do we put in it? Everything. Oh and if you are wondering why there is no snow around the pool in this photo, hello, heated decks!

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Romney_Former_Park City Exterior-e1327423565382 (1)If that sounds familiar and, well, presidential, this is where former Massachusetts governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney had a home, 3853 Rising Star Lane, above. They bought their old ski chalet in 1999, when Romney was working as CEO and President of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Romney’s leadership has been credited with the turn-around of the Olympic’s organizing committee, leading to the undulating success of the Park City Olympics. I couldn’t help but think of those games while watching Sochi, and hearing about the problems that plagued spectators, from plumbing to yellow water to the Texas guy who had to break out of his bathroom because the door jammed shut, Johnny Quinn.

The Romneys sold Rising Star (maybe that was bad karma?) in 2009.

Romney’s 7-bedroom, 9.5-bath chalet home sat at the end of a cul-de-sac on nearly 11 acres. The Romney family enjoyed it for 14 years. He sold the 9,514-square-foot home sold for a little under the $5.25 million asking price.

But late last year, the Romneys bought another Park City mountain home, also in Deer Crest, with soaring cathedral ceilings and plenty of room for all those grandchildren. The Romneys have five sons and a prolific 23 grandchildren. Built in 1991, their new ski lodge boasts 6 bedroom, 8 bathrooms over 8,700 square feet. It was listed for $8.9 million. Little smaller than their old place. But it’s way more, well, Park City: the home was built from “whole logs and many local materials”, was designed by architect Fred Babcock and once featured in Architectural Digest.Romney Park City new home

Wonder why they didn’t just snap this one up!

Park City real estate is about as pricey as OUR Park Cities — median list prices for homes hitting about $850,000, most selling for well over a million. Agents there tell me sales of second homes are picking up, way up: sales volume was up 22% percent last year, and the high end is a hopping.

How much is this ski paradise? A mere $21,900,000. But hey, that includes the furnishings — just not all of the art. Owned by an LLC that’s ready to rock and roll, how about having this for President’s weekend 2015?

 

This is one of the sweetest emails I have received in ages:

Dear Candy,

Read ALL your blogs and love them. Question: I am a widower who has fallen in love with a beautiful woman in Austin who has been single for years. I live in Park City, Utah. Both our homes are on the market so we can move in togther (shhh, don’t tell our kids) and we have decided on Dallas. Now her home has a contract on it and closes in about a month. Mine might take longer to sell. Can you tell me where we can find a great one bedroom apartment with covered, preferably underground parking (we have nice cars) in a great neighborhood for about $1000 to $1200 a month? Is this even possible in Dallas? We’d like to be in the Loop — south of LBJ. I haven’t lived in Dallas in ages and don’t know the neighborhoods anymore but feel like you and your readers can help. Ultimately we will buy a home in Dallas but must rent until my house sells. I am also building a home in College Station. Thanks!

Hmm. Where to send them. Downtown? Uptown? Certainly not ear SMU — ideas?