Considered the finest expression of mountain living in the West, Monitor’s Rest is the ultimate ski estate located in Park City, Utah. Situated on five ski-in/ski-out acres and set among mature forests, this high-alpine property commands dramatic views of Monitor Bowl and the impressive Wasatch Mountains of Utah. The guiding principle of CLB Architects, the designers of the residential compound, was to “knit the architecture into the site in a layered and timeless way.” The structure blends into the natural landscape by virtue of the material palette used, which wraps the upper level in a rich blackened cedar and burnished copper with a thin steel glazing system, all resting on top of a textural stone foundation that grounds the building into the sloping terrain.
The tailored architecture of Monitor’s Rest is beautifully complemented by the breathtaking landscape design which blends massive local granite boulders with tailored planting beds, water features, and fire elements. Not surprisingly, Monitor’s Rest offers world-class amenities throughout, combined with the finest materials and craftsmanship, including Italian steel windows and doors, Croatian limestone, Shou Sugi Ban charred cypress, and a full copper roof.
The 18,500 square foot estate opens into a dramatic three-story atrium. The residence expands out to the south and west in several rectangular volumes that provide different views and natural lighting opportunities. The compound features seven bedrooms, an attached lockout guesthouse, a room with eight custom built-in queen bunk beds, a heated driveway entrance, and a porte-cochere. In addition, the estate offers an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub, gym with steam and plunge pools, a bowling alley, golf simulator, and indoor sports court, alongside an aerial tower lounge and spa.
Finally, Monitor’s Rest features the DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence Network, a system that focuses on how the building impacts the wellness of its occupants. The network regulates circadian rhythm lighting, monitors, and calibrates indoor air quality, filters pollutants, and improves water quality by removing impurities and contaminants. Monitor’s Rest is currently under construction and is set for completion in the Spring/Summer of this year.
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