The view from inside Hotel Park City. 

From world-class skiing and impressive golf, to nature-filled hikes, followed by eclectic shops and eateries, Park City, Utah, offers something for everyone — and in an idyllic setting that’s tough to beat! Second home buyers adore the town’s mountain charm and accessibility, and we love what we found for the price! Here we feature three fabulous finds all under a million to inspire your Park City house hunt.

Feed your wanderlust and see them all on SecondShelters.com now.

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?

 

3848 Potomac Front

Ski season is winding down, which is a huge bummer for the snow bunnies among us. So if you’re not ready to leave the ski lodge, why not come home to one?

That’s how this Potomac Avenue stunner feels to me. With all of the stone and wood and lush carpets, this house feels like it belongs in Park City, not the Park Cities! And yet, this amazing four-bedroom, four-plus-two bath home in Mount Vernon is right in the thick of the Park Cities honeypot. (However, if you’re still into checking out Park City, head over to SecondShelters to see our Top-5 Park City, Utah, ski homes!)

3848 Potomac Entry

The listing info for 3848 Potomac was emailed to us and boy, are we glad our fellow real estate lovers sent it along! This home is gorgeous! Built in 1979, this home crosses the threshold into modern eclectic by using so many different textures throughout its 6,463 square feet. There are lovely arched stone passageways throughout, and an amazing herringbone wood ceiling with exposed beams, and the price — only $4.25 million — can’t be beat!

3848 Potomac Living

Huge windows and recessed lighting throughout the home keep the stone columns and walls from weighing things down and turning this dramatic house into a dungeon. Still, there is an abundance of wood throughout the home that might be overwhelming for some.

3848 Potomac Dining

The kitchen, while large, is dated. The tile countertops and wood-grain disposal belie the home’s 1970s heritage. Personally, I’d keep the cabinetry and just replace the counters, backsplash and appliances. From there you’re good to go. Unlike the kitchen, though, the wet bar is fully updated with stainless steel fridge and icemaker and stone counters. Priorities, right?

3848 Potomac Kitchen

Sure, the master suite features his-and-her baths, but my favorite part about this home is the beautiful loggia. The curved skylight filters evening light down on the brick sitting area, which looks out onto the modest backyard area. This is what I expect heaven looks like on days with good weather.

3848 Potomac Loggia

Want to find out more about this incredible home? Contact Debbie Wheelock with Allie Beth Allman & Associates.