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Photo Friday: Rooted

A hilltop home in the Promontory development of Park City reminded me of how Prairie style architecture roots to the land. By combining modern steel and glass with mountain wood and stone, the design resonates current tastes but becomes earthbound with the horizontal elements (used in Prairie style architecture) of the flat roof, clerestories, and…

Photo Friday: Family Pod

In today’s housing market, people are looking for affordable solutions. Whatever term you call it—family pod, permitted second residence, mother-in-law apartment, supplementary residence, secondary suite, or guesthouse—these thoughtful additions are in the news as possible solutions to housing issues and shortages. Some metropolitan areas have approved or are currently considering ordinances to encourage building more…

Photo Friday: Precipitous Slope

The higher you go up the Wasatch, the steeper the slope and better views both to the valley and the mountainside.  The challenge, of course, is building on a lot with a slope that great. Homebuilder John Ford, John Ford Construction, and architect Jeff Schindewolf, JSARC Architects, built this home atop of tiered boulder retaining…

Photo Friday: Set for Pets

We have a new grand dog, a black and white, floppy-eared rescue puppy named Franklin. Perhaps that’s why my thoughts this week turned to pets and the clever ways people use to make pets comfortable in their homes.   Like Franklin, many dogs are trained to sleep in kennels at night. In the opening photograph,…

Photo Friday: Custom Fit

This is the second Promontory home I have photographed for the same family. The first was a remodel that provided the right spaces for them and their art collection. This most recent home was custom designed and built for them by the talented team of Marian Rockwood, interior designer; Upwall Design, architects; and Midway Construction….

Photo Friday: The New Old Town

Old Town Park City is coming out of a transition from the boho stomping grounds of seasonal resort workers to high-end living. While evident in remodels, new construction more dramatically drives home the point that Old Town Park City has changed. Park City architect Jonathan DeGray recently commissioned me to photograph a home he designed…

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