Park City Historic Home Tour This Saturday

This Saturday marks the annual Historic Home Tour here in Park City. As a Realtor I have unfettered access to pretty much any house on the market. But the historic home tour is fantastic in that I get access to historic homes that are not for sale. Every year the Park City Museum arranges a selection of homes in a few block section of the Old Town historic district.

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This year is the lower Woodside Ave and lower Park Ave tour. You purchase a ticket (early on the website or at the event), they give you a sticker to identify yourself with and a pamphlet of all the houses on the tour with their histories and old photos. The pamphlet by itself is worth the $20 (or $15 if you’re a museum member). Then you simply walk from house to house, spend as much time as you like ogling the doorknobs, perusing the historic documents and artifacts owners typically have displayed. A panel of people passionate about preservation.

(Alliteration for the win.)
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Big Views and Fancy Fixtures at a Preserve Estate

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Have I mentioned how lovely fall in Park City is? The air–if it can be so–is crisper. The light is warm and rosy and lays sideways in the afternoons. The leaves are golden across the valley. And let’s just say evening open house event attendance is quite high because who wouldn’t want to drink in as many moments of this as you possibly could:

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What a dump.

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View Had Me Like Whoa: 7815 Falcon Ct in Bald Eagle, Deer Valley

I frequently see homes upwards of $5M that are terrible. (The Mo’ Money principle.) The higher the price tag, often the more specific the home and the less agreeable it will be to a larger number of people. You can see why: if you’re going to own a home that expensive it’d better be exactly the way you want it.

Which is why I don’t talk about every high-end home I see. It’s like dropping names, “Oh, I was in a $9M house today lah tee dah.” For it to be worth talking about, it really is more about the character of the home. Last Wednesday I toured a home in the gated upper Deer Valley Resort-area community of Bald Eagle that is definitely worth talking about. For the moment, this house is for sale, and you can view the official photos here and additional listing information (and full MLS property search) here.

I can’t stress enough how important a good entry is, and this house had some to spare. In the front door, down a few steps to a balcony overlooking the living area.

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