Thursday, December 18, 2008

Who Wants to Rent Tony Danza's Ski House?

OWNER: Tony Danza
LOCATION: Silver Lake Drive, Park City, UT
PRICE: For rent, short term, at unknown price
SIZE: 5,000 square feet (as per listing), 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Large, multi-level ski in/out executive home on the slopes of Upper Deer Valley Resort. Beautifully appointed and furnished with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Park City valley below. Spectacular "Great Room" with floor to ceiling picture windows and stone fireplace, and adjoining Den with state of the art entertainment system. Amenities, among others, include an elevator serving all the levels and a large wrap around patio/deck with private hot tub overlooking the mountain scenery and the ski run.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We don't normally have the opportunity to discuss properties in the Morman stronghold state of Utah, so when we received a covert communique from the always informative Aerial Dave that former boxer turned hot bodied ack-tor turned annoying talk show host Tony Danza had put his Park City, UT ski chalet up a a short term seasonal rental, well, Your Mama couldn't resist.

However, after having a look-see at the 4+ floor ski in/ski out house located on Silver Lake Drive in the Upper Deer Valley Resort, we rather wished we hadn't.

The property records we accessed do not reveal the purchase date or price paid by the now dee-vorced Mister and Missus Danza. However, records do show the stone and cedar residence was built in 1989 and, from the look of the dee-pressingly out-dated day-core, we'd guess it was around that time. Puzzlingly, property records show the house measures 2,532 square feet (with an additional 1,448 square feet in the basement), while listing information indicates it measures approximately 5,000 square feet. We don't have any idea which is accurate, but it certainly looks to be closer to 5,000 square feet than 2,532 square feet, don't it?

Listing information for the seasonal short term rental does not indicate what kind of dollars Mister Danza is asking for the privilege of utilizing his vacation home. However, we'd bet our long bodied bitches Linda and Beverly it ain't cheap.

In addition to the four bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, listing information states the interior spaces include a great room with soaring ceilings and a gas-assist fireplace, a large "gourmet equipped" kitchen (puh-leeze), and an adjoining den with a "state of the art entertainment system" that, apparently, includes a large screen projection tee-vee. Your Mama only spots a puny boob-toob sitting on the built in wall cabinet, but perhaps the big screen is located out of frame. Thankfully, an elevator serves all floors because after a long day with a pair of long sticks strapped to our feet, the last thing Your Mama and the Dr. Cooter want to do apr├ęs ski is climb stairs. Listing information also states the Danza digs are "beautifully appointed and furnished," two things which are clearly in the eyes of the beholder.

The exterior spaces include a heated driveway, which is appealing since our bossy house gurl Svetlana emphatically puts her size 11 Ugg boot down hat shoveling snow. A large wrap around deck takes advantage of the long views over the Deer Valley, the slopes and towards the snow capped mountains beyond. An in-ground spa has been fitted into a small patio where one can soak the mogul mashed muscles after a long day of shooshing and snow plowing on the slopes.

Property records reveal that Mister Danza recently sold his Sherman Oaks, CA house for $5,000,000. It had been listed at $6,150,000. The children will recall that Mister Danza had to re-build that house after it was destroyed by the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Records and reports also show that Mister Danza continues to own a small apartment on the 27th floor of the Park Millenium in New York City, which is the same Upper West Side building where Emmy winning and Oscar nominated Alan Alda, big haired radio shock jock Howard Stern, and television's most annoying talk show host Regis Philbin also own apartments.

A peep into the property records reveals that many famous folks and high profile people own houses in the Park City/Deer Valley area including former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney who shacks up in a 9,514 square foot house on Rising Star Lane, trashy talk show host Montel Williams who owns a modest house on Flint Way, network news anchor Charlie Gibson who owns an 8,245 square foot house on Bald Eagle Drive, smooth chested actor Scott Wolf (Party of Five, Everwood) own a place on Silver Cloud Drive, and former toke titan Cheech Marin owns a house on Thaynes Canyon Drive.

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