The Stein Way
A new luxury home and condominium development in Deer Valley, Utah, continues the Stein Eriksen standard
Photos by Doug Burke
When Deer Valley Resort opened in 1981, a short drive from Park City’s Main Street, it quickly became known for providing first-class service to skiers, which the resort called “guests” as at a hotel. At the heart of the resort was the five-star Stein Eriksen Lodge, created by the legendary Olympian—again catering to the skier looking for an upscale experience with sumptuous food, superior service called the “Stein Way” and luxurious accommodations.
Today the property development empire associated with the Stein Eriksen name has expanded to become the E. Stein collection, which includes the Chateaux Deer Valley, the Residences at the Chateaux Deer Valley and the new Stein Eriksen Residences—15 slope-side homes and 36 luxury condominiums, located between Silver Lake Village and Old Town, off the Last Chance ski run. The property offers homeowners an extensive list of amenities, more valets than you can shake a ski pole at (for everything from cars to skis) and on-site concierges to make every wish come true.
“The design objective for this residence was to create a feeling of luxury and warmth while at the same time adding some unexpected elements,” comments interior designer Jennifer Chipman. “Sophisticated neutrals such as mushroom, putty and warm gray created the perfect backdrop for the richly saturated accents throughout the space.” Faux fur pillows from Dorian Bahr add classic accents.
“The Stein Residences, like the Stein Eriksen Lodge, sets itself apart as a small private enclave with sharply appointed public and private facilities and a classic, Frank Lloyd Wright-like design that will mature well with age,” says one homeowner of a two-level condo in the North Tower. “I was drawn to the unmatched expansive views from the property and the amenities that allow me to conduct international business one minute and enjoy the sunsets from the deck the next.”
When the homeowner and his family are not in Park City, their condominium is offered to guests, like many of the units in the Stein Eriksen Residences. Renters can choose to reserve an individual one-bedroom suite or the entire five-bedroom condominium. The layout of the space posed an interesting challenge for interior designer Jennifer Chipman at Alder and Tweed in Park City. “We wanted each suite to have the ability to be used individually or to allow for large groups and multiple units at a time—this would mean closing off certain portions if necessary,” Chipman says. “At the same time, we needed a cohesive feel throughout the home.”
The resulting design is modern but warm, due to the bold pops of color and surprises like the dining room server piece imported from Paris. Layers of textures—from Phillip Jeffries wallpaper, Hermes blankets, pillows in custom fabrics and Kate Spade area rugs—create an inviting space that is both sophisticated and comfortable.
“The client was willing to take risks and to be more adventurous,” Chipman says. “And as a designer, that’s one of the best things you can ask for in a project; to have more freedom to be playful.”
Geometric prints keep this serene color scheme from being anything but sleepy. “I really love the soft but textural layers we selected for this guest room: the printed grasscloth wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries,” says Chipman. “And of course a bedroom isn’t complete without a sumptuous throw. Velvet pillows use fabric from Casamance, S. Harris and Lee Jofa.
"Kitchens are always the heart of a home, and this spacious gourmet kitchen is exactly that," Chipman says. "The open floor plan sets the perfect stage for entertaining."
The subtle organic element of the live-edge dining table is an unexpected but stunning companion to the boldly colored buffet from Roche Bobois.
A crushed-velvet daybed with satin pillows and a Mongolian lamb fur ottoman create an intimate niche in the master suite that is the epitome of luxury.
This guest suite feels oh-so-sophisticated with Ralph Lauren menswear-inspired fabrics and red lacquered lamps by Mary McDonald.