words and photos by: Scot Zimmerman

Last week I wrote about styling with cars and my early fascination with driving. I have to say, though, driving is losing some its allure with increased traffic and the phone and texting distractions my fellow drivers insist upon. Rules, people! Pay attention.

This week I am thinking about getting out of the car and walking. A photo shoot of two units in Nirvana, Lane Myers’s (Lane Myers Construction) development of soon to be eight carefully constructed custom homes in lower Old Town Park City, triggered these thoughts.

From the townhomes’ location on Empire Avenue by the steps, one can walk with skis over the shoulder a half block down Empire to the resort center. The homes overlook the library with the adjacent stairway leading directly down to it. In the summer, the park by the library is a convenient place to throw a ball around to a canine companion, the library has film nights and cultural offerings in addition to its collections, and, of course, the library is a major venue during the Sundance Film Festival. I saw fit young women walking down up the stairs with yoga mats to workout at a nearby studio.

The buses run regularly to the resort center and by the library to make Main Street or Kimball’s Junction an easy ride. I can imagine driving down the heated pavers of the driveway into the garage and not seeing the car again until it was time to put the new registration stickers on the license plate.

Like many Old Town Homes, the space is organized vertically on four floors, the kind of home where the numbers rack up on the Fit Bit. Lane Myers even mentioned the homes are designed with active people in mind. There are three bedrooms with a flex room that could be a fourth bedroom, an office, or a family room. The attic bedroom with balcony also seems like a great space for an art studio or bigger office. I really liked how Lane configured the roomy master shower with a soaking tub inside. It is a good use of space and provides practical tiled surfaces around the tub, and, face it, we all like to fill tubs to the top and splash.

The units are on the market. Osmond Designs did the furnishings and staging.

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