Ideal-LIVING is excited to announce the 2018 Ideal Home – the first ever Ideal Cottage, located in the Rocky Mountains. The Red Ledges Ideal Cottage was chosen because it exemplifies the ideal lifestyle. For starters, it boasts outstanding amenities, incredible views, and stunning architecture.
Small Town with Big Views
In the Heber Valley about 20 minutes from Park City, UT, you’ll find the Rocky Mountain private destination community of Red Ledges. One of Utah’s finest treasures, Red Ledges’ Heber Valley setting is only a 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City and its international airport (a Delta hub – a great convenience for Red Ledges members). With a four-season climate that boasts amazing outdoor opportunities year-round, it’s easy to see why this picturesque valley has earned a reputation as the perfect place to live or vacation for all ages.
Known for its pristine mountains, world-class ski scene, and miles of biking and hiking trails, the region offers boundless opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature’s majesties. Only minutes from the famed Deer Valley and Sundance ski resorts, Heber Valley boasts three state parks, a 2002 Olympic venue, and historic Heber City – named by Expedia as one of the 10 “Most Beautiful Towns in America” in June 2018.
The region also offers a thriving arts community, headlined by the famed Sundance Film Festival. Park City’s international restaurant scene is complemented by Heber’s family-friendly dining options, and the Red Ledges Club has talented chefs closer to home. Red Ledges members get the best of all worlds: the excitement and thrills of a popular international destination, and a scenic, private place to get away from it all.
A Place to Call Home
Red Ledges started as the dream of a Fortune 500 CEO whose wife had grown up in the Heber Valley. The community’s first decade saw hundreds of families buy in to the Red Ledges vision: ecologically sensitive and prudent development, great amenities, and a location at the epicenter of outdoor fun.
Golf is at the heart of the community, with a spectacular 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course (named by GOLF Magazine as the “Best New Private Course in America” in 2009) and the first ever 12-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Park. Other offerings include the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School (with programs by the U.S. Open doubles champion and ESPN commentator) and an on-site equestrian program with organized group and private trail rides, winter sleigh rides, and private horseback riding lessons. The Swim and Fitness Center offers a range of wellness opportunities – and a new resort-caliber pool and aquatic playground will debut in 2019. The Red Ledges Club’s activities are coordinated and curated by a “Director of Fun,” who adds insights, service, and convenience on all the fun stuff.
Red Ledges Real Estate
The real estate opportunities in Red Ledges include a variety of master-planned options for retirees and vacationing families. Carefully designed neighborhoods offer estate homesites, luxury cottages, mountain villas, and club cabins.
“With the popularity of Park City and the Heber Valley, and the committed ownership at Red Ledges, we’ve seen some tremendous sales activity recently,” said Bill Houghton, Red Ledges’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Last year saw record sales, and home, cottage, and cabin sales in the first half of 2018 were more than double that of the first half of 2017. We have record construction activity and there’s been over 20,000 views of listings on RedLedges.com so far this year – so we’re poised to smash last year’s record.”
That activity has encouraged Red Ledges Realty, the community’s sole on-site sales office, to expand its staff, its offerings, and to establish new partnerships – including with Ideal Living. “We are honored to have the 2018 Ideal Cottage in our community, and very proud that the cottage was built through our new Construction Company,” adds Houghton. “Park City is an easy getaway for folks seeking an escape from heat and humidity, or who want the best winter sports anywhere – and Red Ledges is a great four-season basecamp. The living is pretty ideal at Red Ledges!”
2018 Ideal Home – Red Ledges’ Ideal Cottage
The Ideal Cottage was designed and built to take advantage of the amazing views of Mt. Timpanogos. With the cottage’s three bedrooms (all with en suite baths) adjoining copious upstairs and downstairs social spaces, the Ideal Cottage’s 3,269 square feet are perfect for family getaways. The outdoor living spaces are truly ideal, with stunning spaces including a fire pit to enjoy cool evenings. The new Red Ledges Construction Company is building that plan and others in the Ideal Cottage’s neighborhood along Kings Peak Court.
“With all of the tremendous outdoor pursuits in and around Red Ledges, people looking to establish roots in the area are looking to get out and have as much fun as soon as possible,“ states Houghton. “Our vacation-oriented cottages have made that simple – one reason why the initial focus of Red Ledges Construction is a new release of cabins and cottages, like the Ideal Cottage. The coordination between Red Ledges Realty and Red Ledges Construction makes that building process easier – and makes it easier to enjoy Red Ledges.”
Red Ledges Construction is headed by Rex McGuire, newly hired as Red Ledges’ Vice President of Operations, who brings vast experience to the construction management team. McGuire has been in the home building industry for the past 20 years, gaining building experience in development and operations, including construction management, land planning and development, product development, customer service, and green building technology.
“I’ve spent a significant portion of my career with large public home builders in California, Nevada, and Utah,” McGuire said. “I enjoy the tangible aspect of bringing a client’s vision to reality, but what I most enjoy are the relationships fostered with clients and trade partners as we collaborate together to deliver an exceptional experience and product at the highest service and quality standards in the industry.”
McGuire and his family lived in southern California for 10 years before moving to Red Ledges. “The Heber Valley is a little piece of heaven on earth,” he said. “It offers a variety that my family and I have been missing. When we drive down the street in Heber City, just about every person will give a smile and a wave. It’s the people, the authentic small town vibe, combined with the beautiful mountain landscape, that I find most appealing.”
“Red Ledges Construction’s goal is to have an on-site team of seasoned builders and custom-home experts that can make Red Ledges buyers’ dream homes become reality — stress-free,” McGuire said. “I believe that we offer the best homes, cabins, and cottages in the most desirable community in the Rockies – and our experience provides for the best experience for our property owners.”
Red Ledges Building Partners
The 2018 Ideal Living Cottage at Red Ledges was designed and built under the supervision of the Red Ledges Construction Company. Headed by industry veteran Rex McGuire, Red Ledges Construction is the most active homebuilder in the 2,000-acre community, where there are currently over 100 homes, cottages, cabins, or villas being built or in process (to add to the total of nearly 200 completed overall).
The cottage was designed by Kevin Price Designs. Over the last 39 years, Kevin Price has designed homes in a wide range of styles and in various locations from Telluride, CO to Osaka, Japan. Working from his home base of Park City, UT since 1994, Kevin has designed over 100 custom homes in the Park City area, many of which have been featured on home tours and in television commercials and various publications. kevinpricedesigns.com
Interior design and furnishings were completed by Park City firm Alder & Tweed, who have been involved in Red Ledges for a decade. Alder & Tweed’s interior designers specialize in high-end furniture procurement and luxury vacation home outfitting for homes and businesses in vacation destinations around the world. The firm’s interior design services are comprehensive, spanning renovation design, construction supervision, finish and fixture specification, color consultation, space planning, and furniture design and selection. Alder &Tweed’s design philosophy is to create an interior that marries your personal style with the magnificence of resort living. alderandtweed.com
A wide and talented range of subcontractors were managed by Keith Van Dyke, as well as by Red Ledges Construction’s Kelly Cook and Greg Adamson. Red Ledges thanks all involved for their hard work and the great result of the cottage!