Updated: Feb 20, 2019
It’s hard to find lodging as luxurious and centrally-located as the Penthouse at Parkite on Main. For the price of about $4,000 to $9,000 a night, vacationers can enjoy free reign of this glamorous 4-bedroom condominium and all the high-end amenities it has to offer. Fine contemporary furnishings and creative architecture grant residents a comfortable sanctuary within, while expansive balconies overlook the historic Main Street district below. It’s not only a fantastic place to relax between ski outings, it’s also the perfect base camp for Park City excursions.
Park City’s Historic Main Street
The Parkite is a luxury development of condominiums located right on historic Main Street in Park City. Skiers can enjoy a short and scenic seven-minute walk to Town Lift, or drive only five minutes to the base of Park City Mountain Resort – the location is also central to Deer Valley and Brighton to offer even more options. Vacationers with other outdoor interests might enjoy the proximity to the city golf course, ice arena, and Olympic Park. It’s only steps away from a variety of art galleries and not far from the Eccles Center where patrons can catch a variety of exciting performances from musicals to live poetry.
A Closer Look at the Parkite Penthouse
Designed by Park City architects Elliott Workgroup, the Parkite condominium complex reinvigorates what was once a bustling indoor mall. Park City real estate guidelines mandate that buildings in certain historic districts must adhere to the same footprint as the building that previously occupied it - this reconstruction project faithfully maintains the original sense of mass while offering completely fresh and inspiring spaces within.
The main floor of the building contains shopping spaces that fit the charming personality of Main Street, while fifteen condominiums occupy the floors above. While each of these residences live up to the Parkite standard, the Penthouse is worth more than just a second glance.
Floor to ceiling windows open the penthouse to terrific views of Main Street and the hills that surround. Sunlight bounces off the pristine white interior walls, energizing every corner of the environment. Dark modern furniture in a minimalist monochromatic palette breaks the main living area into practical zones that accommodate both social and functional purposes.
Ideal Park City Interior Design: A Focus on Togetherness
The living room serves as a hub for all social activity in the Penthouse. A stylish whitewashed fireplace occupies one end of the room, casting a warm aura toward the plush furniture that surrounds. Directly to the side of this arrangement is a formal dining area that seats up to ten guests. On the other side of the room, a fully appointed kitchen stands waiting to serve snacks or dinner. The kitchen island doubles as a breakfast bar, saving space and offering even more seating to the already ample selection.
This open concept layout encourages communication across each social area. While some residents chat around the fireplace, others can catch up on weekend work at the dining table. One resident can prepare hot cocoa for the group without missing a beat of conversation with the others.
While this wall-free design is useful for socialization, it also makes the space appear larger and brighter. Windows and doors along the living and dining room allow the circulation of fresh air in the warmer months, and warm the interior with bright sunshine in the colder seasons. Each of the doors opens directly onto the spacious balconies that surround the penthouse on the Main Street side.
A separate living space offers room for activities like watching television or playing board games. This room is a little cozier, a little more intimate. Furniture remains low-key in line with the style of the rest of the home, but a cantilever chandelier from West Elm provides a focal point above – the Edison bulbs and sleek metal construction blurs the line between Industrial and Atomic Age inspiration.
Sleeping Easy at the Parkite Penthouse
The bedrooms embody a distinctly different vibe from the rest of the interior. While the main area of the penthouse is open and communal, each of the four bedrooms foster a comforting sense of cozy privacy. Each one offers access to the balconies, private ensuite bathrooms, and soothing fireplaces. Here, this bedroom is appointed with plush fur throws and nature-inspired accessories, a fantastic environment to unwind at the end of an eventful day.
Flanked by rolling hills, the Parkite Penthouse takes advantage of its brilliant location with balconies that are accessible from almost every room – even the sleeping spaces. Residents can bask in majestic sunrises and sunsets right from their beds or step outside to soak up the lively noises from whatever weekend festivals might be happening down on Main Street below.
A lush green roof gives even more opportunities for outdoor recreation. Residents can prepare lunch on the grill or toss a frisbee across the lawn in the daytime. Heat lamps keep the temperature comfortable for chatting under the stars in the evening. There’s even a hot tub to soothe aching muscles after a day on the ski slopes. The design of this rooftop area facilitates absolute appreciation for the landscape, the subdued greens and greys effortlessly echoing the palette of the land that surrounds.
While the rest of the Parkite condominiums are only available through Park City realtors, the Penthouse is available for booking through Airbnb and other lodging services. It’s definitely a Park City gem worth exploring, shining just as beautifully in person as it does in the photographs.
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