Wallace Cunningham-Designed Park City Home Lists for $29 Million

Timothy Boone/Windermere Real Estate/Luxury Portfolio International

(From: WSJ)

Known as Cascade for the way the structure seems to spill down the mountainside, the glass, steel and concrete house was designed by the architect Wallace Cunningham. It sits on about 5.6 acres with views of the Park City mountains, according to Daimon Bushi of Windermere/Luxury Portfolio International, one of the listing agents.

The roughly 8,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house is located within the Promontory Club, a resort community with two golf courses. It comes with a separate, roughly 37-acre parcel of land outside of the club that the previous owner acquired to protect the views from the home, Mr. Bushi said.

Mr. Miller, 69, said when he first saw the home a few years ago, he wasn’t in the market for a house, but as a fan of Mr. Cunningham’s work, he fell in love immediately.

“I was totally blown away by this home,” he said. “It was really an art piece.”

There are four bedrooms.


After purchasing the property for an undisclosed sum—Utah is a nondisclosure state, meaning sales records aren’t public—he spent several million dollars renovating it, he said.

The prior owner lived in the house for only about a month a year, he said, so there were a few things missing. He installed heating under the outdoor deck, upgraded the kitchen with new appliances, and redid all the lighting. He also relandscaped the property and put in new boilers, he said.

The house has solid walnut floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and stone detailing. Stone from a quarry outside Verona, Italy, was used for the floors, countertops and walls, according to the listing agents.

An entire wing of the house is dedicated to the primary suite, which sits behind a massive walnut door and has a sitting area, a floating fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with a Japanese soaking tub. There are three additional bedrooms in the main house as well as a media room and yoga studio. The property also includes roughly 5,000 square feet of outdoor decks and a waterfall that flows down a wall of natural rock.

Mr. Miller said he loves how unusual the property looks compared with other glass box-style modern homes in the area. “They all start to look the same,” he says.

Mr. Miller also has homes in Salt Lake City, California and Montana, where he owns a ranch. He said he is looking to sell the Park City property because he has a 2-year-old son. “The home isn’t really designed for toddlers,” he said.
The house is called Cascade, for the way it seems to spill down the mountainside.

Home prices in the Park City area have increased dramatically over the past few years, the listing agents said.

“When we sold the property, the market was quite different,” said Alan Long, one of the listing agents, who sold the property to Mr. Miller in 2019. “The highest priced sale in the neighborhood was about $6.4 million. And now there’s something in contract in the neighborhood for $32 million.”

The Park City price record was set earlier this year by a $39.6 million sale at the Colony at White Pine Canyon to billionaire Russell Weiner, the creator of Rockstar Energy Drink.

Messrs. Bushi and Long share the listing with Dash Longe, also of Windermere/Luxury Portfolio International.

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