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 aprés 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.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time warp!

WOW!

Does Danza have anything still in syndication? Perhaps the checks have stopped rolling in?

He was on Bonnie Hunt a few weeks ago but do not think he was promoting much of anything?!

pch said...

Not a fan of this Nouveau Lodge architecture -- it's all over Colorado, too.

Mama's Kiwi Kid said...

Crikey...that is one ugly interior.

The only thing that those tile floors would be good for would be cooling one's brow after throwing up from either (a) drinking too much cognac or (b) being visually insulted by any aspect of the interior "design".

Anonymous said...

At least the tile floor in the living areas blends in with the walls & can be overlooked.

The various tiled surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen however are major ugly.

Why am I picturing vintage Barbie & Ken living here?

Viva! said...

The decor is late 80s...but for a ski place, it's not THAT bad. We've seen much worse, I know we have.

I'm also a big Tony Danza fan from those days as a tyke watching "Whose the Boss?"...to me he can do no wrong.

Anonymous said...

Umm Mama, I love you and everything but I have to say this. Fuck you. How dare you insult Regis. You are officially a fucking asshole. Ugh... Loves you. And yes, that house is hideous and so is your opinion of Regis. But I still love you.

Anonymous said...

Eww gross. Anon 2:11 needs to die.

Anonymous said...

Viva, I officially hate you if you were a tyke when Who's The Boss was on the air. Some of us remember Danza as the hunky young guy in Taxi.

Anonymous said...

Good thing it has an elevator, but needs updating, or maybe I'm just not cut out for rustic mansions.

so_chic_darling said...

Funny thing is I'm getting a very Palazzo Chupi vibe here. Very strongly in the kitchen too no?

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I just remodeled my kitchen because it looked just much like this one! Exact same cabinets, tile and dark brown grout. A fantasy in oak. Gag.

The rest of it is okay. Typical lodge fare. The hillside location with the garage under it means it must have pretty great views from most rooms.

Viva! said...

Anonymous 5:17,

Love me or hate me, I'm just glad I matter ;) I wasn't even born when Who's the Boss premiered. I came around during the third season...

Anonymous said...

Here's what just happened: I took a quick scroll down, didn't click to get a close look at the pics or read Mama's description, and went straight to the comments. I thought, gosh darn, you people (ok, I too, usually) really don't give anyone a break. I was thinking, it's a ski house, you know how sometimes you buy something, furnish it, and then years go by and you just don't care about (or want to spend the money) updating it, so you just live with it? I figured this was the case - quite a few celebrities I know live like this - give him a break.

But then I clicked on the pictures, and I really almost threw up. Wow.

Looks like it was furnished in one day, from one store, the day it was finished being built, done with renting it in mind (I hope).

I like the ceiling in the kitchen though.

Hippie Canyon said...

The exterior is the typical ski resort style... a mish-mash of gabled roofs and multiple angles in an attempt to suggest grandeur. Then there's the interior: Very much like a typical middle American home, not the home of a celebri-tay. But given that Tony is as homophobic as the day is long, I shouldn't expect to see the NGD look. I mean, saltillo tiles in the kitchen with white tiles & brown grout? It just doesn't get any more '80s, people. Then again, it could look like a Ralph Lauren spred and I would still be disinterested in setting foot in one of the strongholds of Yes on 8.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a cabin in Gatlinburg I rented. Not his primary residence, so who gives a crap about the decorations. Plus, he's probably broke.

Anonymous said...

Porn movie chic!

Anonymous said...

Only thing I can stand in this house are the Mexican tiles. Otherwise, horrible. I guess the view is not bad.

Anonymous said...

1. The bathroom has a toilet cozy.

2. Dogs would never forgive you for all that tile

Anonymous said...

Damn, you guys are mean. Tony has worked for years and damn years. He's not broke. But he did break his leg etc. in a ski accident a few years ago. Damn, he's old. He doesn't want to ski anymore. That is a vacation home he prob doesn't go to but 2 weeks a year. He decorated it in the 90's and that's that. Get over it. Stop being such haters. That's a big ass house worth some ca$H--it's not for sale--just rent!!!

Still playing nice for the Holidays, Mama's black sheep in Weho.

Alessandra said...

Oh, me me me! I'll rent it. I don't give a rat's ass about the dated decor; the location is superb, if you're a skier.

Of course, if I owned my own ski chalet, it would be impeccably decorate with the finest faux bear skin rugs and deer antlers money can buy...

pudenda shenanigans said...

Hey I don't care. I love the tiles. The bathroom looks pitiful, having the bathtub in a canopy like a little girl's fantasy bed, but that's got nothing to do with tile. As far as I'm concerned, if I had a ski rental I'd put Saltillo in it for the durability alone.