1. An elevator system, comprising:a car guiderail, a first counterweight guiderail and a second counterweight guiderail spaced from the first counterweight guiderail in a lateral direction, the car guiderail located between the first counterweight guiderail and the second counterweight guiderail in the lateral direction;
an elevator machine including a frame, a motor, a brake and a sheave;
a first guiderail mount structurally connecting the frame to the first and the second counterweight guiderails, the first guiderail mount structurally connected to the frame at a connection point located laterally between the motor and the brake; and
a second guiderail mount structurally connecting the frame to the car guiderail independent of the first guiderail mount.