Less than a year after it sold for almost $40 million, the most expensive home ever sold in Utah is back on the market — for $50 million.
Billionaire Russell Weiner, the founder of the Rockstar Energy drink company, purchased the spec home for $39.6 million in April 2022, four months after it was completed by the developer, Luminous Group.
At that time, Paul Benson of Engel & Völkers, who represented both the buyer and the seller, told the Wall Street Journal it set the record for the highest-priced home sale in Utah. It eclipsed a $32.5 million sale in 2019, Benson said.
The home is about 17,500 square feet, according to a Zillow listing, and boasts six bedrooms (each with its own terrace), 11 bathrooms, a bowling alley, an indoor sports court, a golf simulator and a four-car garage.
The “wellness wing” includes a 60-foot, stainless steel, indoor-outdoor lap pool, a hot tub, a cold plunge pool, a gym, a sauna, a steam room, and a massage room with a wall of Himalayan salt.
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The home sits on 4.97 acres of “ski-in, ski-out property” in the Colony at White Pine Canyon, a gated community. The yearly HOA fee is $22,650.
According to Zillow, with a $10 million down payment, the estimated monthly mortgage is $249,600. With taxes, insurance and the HOA fee, the total comes to $288,155 per month — not counting utilities.
The property has “stunning views” of Monitor Bowl and the Park City Mountain Resort, and includes a “panoramic tower situated above the trees” to take in the scenery.
The home includes Italian steel windows, Croatian limestone, shou sugi ban charred cypress, and a full copper roof. The media room features a 200-inch 4K digital cinema laser projection system; the library has goatskin-parchment wall paneling; and the ceiling of the ski room is decorated with vintage skis.
The home also includes a “wellness intelligence network” that according to the listing can regulate circadian rhythm lighting, filter pollutants and removes pathogens from the air, and remove impurities and contaminants from water.
As of Friday, the property has been listed on Zillow for about a month.
Weiner, 53, founded Rockstar Energy in 2001 and sold it to PepsiCo in 2020 for more than $4 billion. According to Forbes, Weiner is worth $4.1 billion as of 2023, tying him for 709th on Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people.
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He is the son of Michael Savage, whose real name is Michael Alan Weiner, a right-wing author and conspiracy theorist who hosted “The Savage Nation” on radio from 1995-2021.
A leading proponent of former president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, Savage has frequently been accused of racism, homophobia and Islamaphobia. In 2003, his MSNBC show was canceled after just four months after he made homophobic comments on air.
Russell Weiner co-founded the right-wing Paul Revere Society with his father. In 1998, he ran for a California State Assembly seat in northern California. He won the Republican primary but lost the general election, receiving a slim 13% of the vote.