Mitt Romney parted ways with this trophy Park City mansion back in 2009 and buyer has it back on the market at a massive mark up. The Sac Bee reports former governor of Massachusetts, Utah senator and two-time Republican presidential candidate built the luxury log home for his family around 1999 and sold it for about $5 million in 2009 after his first unsuccessful presidential campaign. Since then, there have been numerous upgrades (20-person hot tub) to the 12,063-square-foot home sitting on 16.5 acres and it’s now listed at a whopping $15.5 million.
With vistas of Deer Valley Ski Resort, the six-bedroom, nine-bath mansion’s property is covered in spruce, aspen and oak forest and is part of an exclusive community of only 12 homes:
“The home lends a feeling of being one with nature, oozing warmth from its log construction, large expanses of glass for views and towering stone fireplace that bring an element of coziness to the large home. High vaulted and open-beamed ceilings give an illusion of even more space. Every detail is unique and hand-made, featuring renowned works of art, including carved log details, one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures, sculptures, and custom carved cabinetry, many by acclaimed western artist Peter Fillerup.”
A bit tacky and blown out on the faux Westerness for my taste but this will be right up somebody’s alley. Take a tour, check all the info, buy a lottery ticket. FULL LISTING HERE.
The most private and unique setting in Deer Valley, providing a one-of-a-kind mountain country lifestyle, wildlife, tranquility, and awe-inspiring water and mountain views yet minutes to Park City for shopping and fine dining. Originally Mitt Romney’s 2002 Olympics estate, designed by renowned architect Fred Babcock as an exclusive compound for family and guests, nestled in an exclusive off-the-grid environment all without sacrificing luxury.
Every detail is unique and hand-made, featuring renowned works of art, including carved log details, one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures, sculptures, and custom carved cabinetry, many by acclaimed western artist Peter Fillerup. The home includes 6 luxurious suites, 9 uniquely appointed bathrooms, wood or gas-burning fireplaces, entertainment rooms and decks, inside hot tub and sauna, outdoor swim hot tub, and a pond on over 16 acres of spruce, aspen and oak forests.
Adjacent to hundreds of acres of undeveloped open space and overlooking thousands of acres of the Uintas. Hike, bike, ski and snowshoe from the property or watch moose, elk, deer, and other wildlife meander. Also accessible by a private gated road. 5 minutes from Deer Valley Resort, or from historic Main Street, and 40 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport.