I'll admit it. I’m a baby when it comes to commuting. So when I took this job with DeseretNews.com, I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d make the move from Saratoga Springs to Salt Lake City. I figured it would take a few more years for the economy to turn around. But with the recent good news that Utah real estate is looking peachy (see this story and this one) and with consumer confidence in the state higher than its been all year, the economy’s actually on an upswing. It looks like 2012 could be a great summer to buy a home. And with places like Farmington, Draper, Lindon and North Logan making it into Money Magazine’s top 100 places to live, Utah feels like a pretty great state once again. So great, I couldn’t help but let my eyes grow far too big for my wallet. I logged on to Realtor.com and of course the first thing I saw was a fabulous (said with my best Robin Leach voice) Park City “vacation home” in the promo spot, and before I could even think the word “reality” I was clicking from one swank Utah mansion to another, fantasizing about ski-in lodges and how I could justify buying the one with the in-home bowling alley because surely at least one of my kids would make it big on the PBA tour. Ah, irrational exuberance! Won’t you join me on my little tour du 1%? We’ll start with the 10 most expensive homes currently on the market in Utah according to Realtor.com, starting with the least expensive first, followed by a smattering of Utah manses from places other than Park City.

10. 5420 S Cottonwood Ln | Holladay

Our first home comes from Salt Lake County. Way to represent, Holladay! At 22 thousand square feet one of those 17 bathrooms better be a swimming pool.

Price: $12,900,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 17
Square Feet: 22,375
Lot Size: 4.58 acres

10. 5420 S Cottonwood Ln | Holladay

Price: $12,900,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 17
Square Feet: 22,375
Lot Size: 4.58 acres

10. 5420 S Cottonwood Ln | Holladay

Price: $12,900,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 17
Square Feet: 22,375
Lot Size: 4.58 acres

10. 5420 S Cottonwood Ln | Holladay

Price: $12,900,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 17
Square Feet: 22,375
Lot Size: 4.58 acres

9. 5987 S Brentwood Dr | Salt Lake City

Our next home is the last in the top ten outside the friendly confines of Park City. But seriously... nearly 26 thousand square feet and only four bedrooms? How do you expect to sell a home in Utah with only four bedrooms?

Price: $15,999,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 25,731
Lot Size: 1.55 acres

9. 5987 S Brentwood Dr | Salt Lake City

Price: $15,999,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 25,731
Lot Size: 1.55 acres

9. 5987 S Brentwood Dr | Salt Lake City

Price: $15,999,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 25,731
Lot Size: 1.55 acres

9. 5987 S Brentwood Dr | Salt Lake City

Price: $15,999,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 25,731
Lot Size: 1.55 acres

8. 10663 N Summit View Drive | Park City

The next 8 homes come from Park City. This one? Just your typical 13 thousand foot , 12 bathroom hunting lodge.

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 12
Square Feet: 12,869
Lot Size: 0.70 acres

8. 10663 N Summit View Drive | Park City

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 12
Square Feet: 12,869
Lot Size: 0.70 acres

8. 10663 N Summit View Drive | Park City

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 12
Square Feet: 12,869
Lot Size: 0.70 acres

8. 10663 N Summit View Drive | Park City

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 12
Square Feet: 12,869
Lot Size: 0.70 acres

7. 40 Red Cloud Trail | Deer Valley

A veritable travertine and hardwood heaven. I believe this might be the original house upon which all other homes built in Utah since 2007 are based.

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 9,693
Lot Size: 1.08 acres

7. 40 Red Cloud Trail | Deer Valley

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 9,693
Lot Size: 1.08 acres

7. 40 Red Cloud Trail | Deer Valley

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 9,693
Lot Size: 1.08 acres

7. 40 Red Cloud Trail | Deer Valley

Price: $16,000,000
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 9,693
Lot Size: 1.08 acres

6. 74 N White Pine Canyon Rd E | Park City

Sleek and sophisticated. I half expected to see in the background of one of the interior shots a bearded man in a cravat petting a panther on his lap. Very common in Utah.

Price: $19,500,000
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 7
Square Feet: 18,000
Lot Size: 6.99

6. 74 N White Pine Canyon Rd E | Park City

Price: $19,500,000
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 7
Square Feet: 18,000
Lot Size: 6.99

6. 74 N White Pine Canyon Rd E | Park City

Price: $19,500,000
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 7
Square Feet: 18,000
Lot Size: 6.99

6. 74 N White Pine Canyon Rd E | Park City

Price: $19,500,000
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 7
Square Feet: 18,000
Lot Size: 6.99

5. 1 Hawkeye Place | Park City

This is what a house would look like if built by the Imagineers at Disney. You gotta give props to the realtor, “Crafted like a Steinway,” describes it perfectly.

Price: $19,600,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 13,000
Lot Size: .068 acres

5. 1 Hawkeye Place | Park City

Price: $19,600,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 13,000
Lot Size: .068 acres

5. 1 Hawkeye Place | Park City

Price: $19,600,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 13,000
Lot Size: .068 acres

5. 1 Hawkeye Place | Park City

Price: $19,600,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 13,000
Lot Size: .068 acres

5. 1 Hawkeye Place | Park City

Price: $19,600,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 13,000
Lot Size: .068 acres

4. 9806 N Summit View Drive | Park City

This one’s my favorite. And not just because it’s like the home from Inception mixed with New York’s Nederlander Theater and The Red Door spa. My only complaint: only .64 acres? At nearly $22 million, aren’t there a few missing?

Price: $21,900,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 13,536
Lot Size: 0.64 acres

4. 9806 N Summit View Drive | Park City

Price: $21,900,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 13,536
Lot Size: 0.64 acres

4. 9806 N Summit View Drive | Park City

Price: $21,900,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 13,536
Lot Size: 0.64 acres

4. 9806 N Summit View Drive | Park City

Price: $21,900,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 13,536
Lot Size: 0.64 acres

3. 10282 N Summit View | Park City

This immaculate home looks like a Thomas Kinkaid painting thanks to that amazing Utah smog. The inside holds up pretty well too.

Price: $22,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 17,000
Lot Size: 3.40 acres

3. 10282 N Summit View | Park City

Price: $22,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 17,000
Lot Size: 3.40 acres

3. 10282 N Summit View | Park City

Price: $22,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 17,000
Lot Size: 3.40 acres

3. 10282 N Summit View | Park City

Price: $22,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 17,000
Lot Size: 3.40 acres

3. 10282 N Summit View | Park City

Price: $22,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 11
Square Feet: 17,000
Lot Size: 3.40 acres

2. White Pine Canyon Road | Park City

This one bills itself as “The Finest Ski Home in North America!” So exclusive, interior shots are “available to qualified buyers only.”

Price: $26,200,000
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 15
Square Feet: 15,743
Lot Size: 5.31 acres

2. White Pine Canyon Road | Park City

Price: $26,200,000
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 15
Square Feet: 15,743
Lot Size: 5.31 acres

2. White Pine Canyon Road | Park City

Price: $26,200,000
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 15
Square Feet: 15,743
Lot Size: 5.31 acres

1. 5000 Royal Street | Park City

At $49,500,000 this home is currently Utah's most expensive home on the market. I had to check twice to make sure this wasn’t a hotel. Seriously! As long as they have a riding vacuum cleaner I might be willing to give it a shot. Oh, and 1960 James Bond called. He wants his cars back.

Price: $49,500,000
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 16
Square Feet: 20,000
Lot Size: 60.22 acres

1. 5000 Royal Street | Park City

Price: $49,500,000
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 16
Square Feet: 20,000
Lot Size: 60.22 acres

1. 5000 Royal Street | Park City

Price: $49,500,000
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 16
Square Feet: 20,000
Lot Size: 60.22 acres

1. 5000 Royal Street | Park City

Price: $49,500,000
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 16
Square Feet: 20,000
Lot Size: 60.22 acres

Cache County - 228 S Sherwood Dr | Providence

If you've got the 'cheese,' at 2.34 acres, this Cache county estate is big enough for its own dairy farm. Sorry... Couldn't help it.

Price: $1,650,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 10,549
Lot Size: 2.34 acres

228 S Sherwood Dr | Providence

Price: $1,650,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 10,549
Lot Size: 2.34 acres

228 S Sherwood Dr | Providence

Price: $1,650,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 10,549
Lot Size: 2.34 acres

Weber County - 1335 N 5900 | Eden

They don't call it Eden for nothing. Billion dollar views for only $3.4 million!

Price: $3,400,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 14,167
Lot Size: 15.28 acres

1335 N 5900 | Eden

Price: $3,400,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 14,167
Lot Size: 15.28 acres

1335 N 5900 | Eden

Price: $3,400,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 14,167
Lot Size: 15.28 acres

1335 N 5900 | Eden

Price: $3,400,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 14,167
Lot Size: 15.28 acres

Davis County - 1869 Bella Vista Dr | Farmington

Since Farmington was named Money Magazine's top place in Utah to live, does that make this house the best in the state?

Price: $2,890,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 16,137
Lot Size: 3.22 acres

1869 Bella Vista Dr | Farmington

Price: $2,890,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 16,137
Lot Size: 3.22 acres

1869 Bella Vista Dr | Farmington

Price: $2,890,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 16,137
Lot Size: 3.22 acres

1869 Bella Vista Dr | Farmington

Price: $2,890,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Feet: 16,137
Lot Size: 3.22 acres

Utah County - 8903 N Timphaven Rd | Sundance

Sundance luxe for beaucoup bucks.

Price: $6,900,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 5,400
Lot Size: 0.61 acres

8903 N Timphaven Rd | Sundance

Price: $6,900,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 5,400
Lot Size: 0.61 acres

8903 N Timphaven Rd | Sundance

Price: $6,900,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 5,400
Lot Size: 0.61 acres

8903 N Timphaven Rd | Sundance

Price: $6,900,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 5,400
Lot Size: 0.61 acres

8903 N Timphaven Rd | Sundance

Price: $6,900,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 5,400
Lot Size: 0.61 acres

Wasatch County - 9840 N Summitview Dr | Heber City

What do you get when you cross Heidi's grandfather's Swiss chalet with the Waldorf Astoria? This house.

Price: $10,990,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 10,945
Lot Size:0.60 acres

9840 N Summitview Dr | Heber City

Price: $10,990,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 10,945
Lot Size:0.60 acres

9840 N Summitview Dr | Heber City

Price: $10,990,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 10,945
Lot Size:0.60 acres

9840 N Summitview Dr | Heber City

Price: $10,990,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 9
Square Feet: 10,945
Lot Size:0.60 acres

Washington County - 1445 W Grande Unit: #7 | Washington

This home comes complete with seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a six-car garage, two kitchens, a 2-lane bowling alley, swimming pool, sports pub, two home theaters, a 55’ tall atrium, gym, and the piece de resistance, the grand staircase.

What, no craft room? How can they call this "the perfect family house?"

Price: $6,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 24,500
Lot Size: 0.92 acres

1445 W Grande Unit: #7 | Washington

Price: $6,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 24,500
Lot Size: 0.92 acres

1445 W Grande Unit: #7 | Washington

Price: $6,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 24,500
Lot Size: 0.92 acres

1445 W Grande Unit: #7 | Washington

Price: $6,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 24,500
Lot Size: 0.92 acres

1445 W Grande Unit: #7 | Washington

Price: $6,995,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 10
Square Feet: 24,500
Lot Size: 0.92 acres