Mitt Romney, who is the clear frontrunner in the still-far-off Republican field for the 2012 presidential sweepstakes, has placed his mansion in Park City, Utah on the market for $5,250,000, amid a flurry of recent real estate moves that are expected to shortly include him listing his 6,430-square-foot mansion in Belmont, Mass. as well.
As we continue to catch up on items that we have not had time to get to over the last few weeks, we wanted to weigh in on the former Massachusetts governor's listing of his ski house at 3853 Rising Star Lane in Park City, which sits on almost 11 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac.
Built in 1999, Romney's post and beam mansion has either 9,514 square feet -- according to public records -- or 10,008 square feet, according to blueprints and listing information. Either way, the seven-bedroom mansion has eight full baths, two half baths, custom-made furnishings (which are to be sold with the home), a bunk room/media room, several large gathering areas, and lighting fixtures and fireplace screens that were made by Peter Filerup, according to listing information. The property has views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and the Uinta Mountains, according to listing information.
Check out an online listing sheet for Romney's Park City pad -- complete with photos -- here.
Romney has been in the process of reducing his real estate holdings -- clearly a step he views as necessary as he preps for 2012, given that he would run in the general election against a fellow who only has ever owned one single-family house in his entire life, and given that 2008 GOP contender John McCain's ignorance about exactly how many houses he owned wound up being a serious campaign gaffe.
The Boston Globe reported on February 17 that Romney is in the process of selling two of his four homes: the mansion in Park City that we're describing here, and Romney's longtime pink Colonial-style, 6,430-square-foot mansion at 171 Marsh Street in Belmont, Mass., which is a suburb of Boston. The Belmont mansion has not yet hit the market, but stay tuned -- we will keep you posted on when it does. As of right now, Romney's planning to keep his 3,009-square-foot oceanfront mansion at 311 Dunemere Drive in La Jolla, Calif., which he purchased last year for $12,000,000, and his estate overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee at 87 Claflin Road in Wolfeboro, N.H.
With the sale of the Park City and Belmont mansions, Romney won't be done with real-estate moves, however. A spokesman told the Globe that the erstwhile and future presidential candidate and his family are expected to buy a condo somewhere in Massachusetts as an official residence/home base.