For this serial entrepreneur and real estate developer, his newest project—perhaps his final—has been a 14-year labor of love. Tim Charlwood is an outdoor adventurist who’s sailed and ballooned all over the world. As a founding member of Mustique Island (a private locale in the Grenadines), he’s spent time with fellow Brits Mick Jagger, David Bowie and others.
But when his adrenaline-seeking lifestyle brought him to the 527 acres of preserved wildlife habitat he now refers to as Sanctuary Utah, he decided to make the secluded area between Huntsville, Utah and Park City his home.
His idea: beyond a private Heli Ski Ranch, he’d make the exclusive area, which sits amid 10,000 acres of open space, into something remarkable—a luxury real estate masterpiece with 13 unique and remarkable homes. He conceived a business model that had never been done. Unlike the luxury time shares in locations like Aspen and elsewhere, he envisioned a private community of like-minded individuals who would not rent by the week, but would literally own their selected properties for the month they select every year—a model that required realtors and attorneys to entirely re-write the shared ownership rules. Owners return to their chosen properties again and again, with their linens and personal positions locked away to await their return.
Beyond the ownership model is where the private community of Sanctuary Utah begins. There are no fences, giving owners full access to an extensive trail system that