Nestled among mature forests on Park City Mountain in Utah is a ski-in/ski-out home unlike any you’ve ever seen. Listed by Engel & Völkers for $38 million, Monitor’s Rest is a stunning compound nestled into the mountainside at the base of Monitor Bowl in the exclusive gated enclave of The Colony at White Pine Canyon.
Who wouldn’t want this one-of-a-kind luxury property? The grandeur is evident the moment you pull up to the spectacular landscape on five acres incorporating massive granite boulders, tailored plantings, water features, fire elements and wraparound snow melted terraces. The horticultural palette offers a seasonal display of the region’s native species.
Ultra luxe might be an understatement in describing the home. Enter the private and discreet compound down the winding drive between massive mature evergreens, through the imposing porte-cochère and into the elegant central motor court with parking for up to 20 cars.
Offered fully furnished, the idyllic seven-bedroom compound capitalizes on the broad panorama of the Wasatch Front and surrounding ski slopes. The property unfolds in a number of rectangular volumes that take in picturesque vistas and natural light, all contained under simple and expansive roof forms that provide relief against the dramatic skyline and backdrop of mature aspen and fir trees.
Timeless architecture pairs with the finest materials and craftsmanship, including Italian steel windows and doors, Croatian limestone, Shou Sugi Ban charred cypress and a full copper roof, set in a seamless flow throughout 18,500 square feet.
Cultivating a healthy living environment was vital to the development of the estate, particularly in light of the current global health crisis. Monitor’s Rest is a wellness-based home, featuring Delos’ DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network, which regulates circadian rhythm lighting, monitors and calibrates indoor air quality, filters pollutants and removes pathogens from the air, and improves water quality by removing impurities.
“Wellness was a top priority throughout the design of Monitor’s Rest,” said Sarah Kennedy, associate at CLB Architects. “Our goal was to promote a healthy living environment and an active lifestyle, which has become even more valuable in light of the pandemic. Situated on the slopes of Park City, the homeowners will have easy access to skiing, panoramic mountain views and abundant natural light. An entire wing of the house is devoted to wellness and includes everything from a Himalayan salt room to an indoor bowling alley to a 60-foot indoor/outdoor pool.”
Other wellness amenities include a spa with a world-class gym, a cold plunge pool, hot tub, steam bath, ice fountain, infrared sauna, massage room and indoor sports court with a climbing wall, golf simulator and bowling alley.
A collection of outdoor living spaces extends from the interiors, creating a seamless transition for mountain living, according to Mike Albert, principal at Design Workshop, a landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm.
The main level club room includes a full bar, billiards and ping-pong tables, a floating fireplace and massive motorized retractable walls of floor-to-ceiling glass.
Recreational amenities — including a heated lap pool that extends from the primary corridor in the home, a play lawn, dog run, an oversized spa and custom fire feature — have been designed with all-season use in mind. With the slopes just steps away, a “ski beach” connects to the home’s ski locker room to exclusive ski access in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.
The definition of luxury, the home will most likely meet the needs of future generations.
And as Albert pointed out, “The tranquil setting of this one-of-a-kind property, combined with exceptionally designed spaces and unparalleled amenities, create a once-in-a-lifetime legacy retreat.”