Utah Style and Design

More to See: What’s Old is New Again

September 16, 2019

What’s a chair like you doing in front of a house like this? We knew there were surprises waiting inside Scot Jaffa’s traditional Federal Heights home the minute we spied the bright orange Adirondack-style chairs sitting in the front yard. We were right, as proven by our feature story What’s Old is New Again. There are a lot of unexpected moments, room to room. For those who can’t get enough of the home’s exciting, eclectic interiors, we share the following images that didn’t make it into the original layout. Ready to be entertained?

Photos by Scot Zimmerman

Bright orange Adirondack-style chairs sit beneath towering trees that shade the front of Scott Jaffa’s Federal Heights home. Their vibrant forms are unexpected and provide a clue to the surprisingly modern elements inside the traditional, 100-year-old home.

Built in 1922, the home features many impressive architectural elements including the handsome front entry as seen from the tree-lined street.

A large arched doorway provides a glimpse of the entry from the large living room. The entry’s elegant stairway, colorful rug by Christopher Farr and a circa 1967 Paul Evans chest draw the eye into the lively space.

A B&B “Tuffy Time” sectional anchors the living room and adds a modern contrast to the room’s original stone fireplace. Homeowner Scot Jaffa—architect and principal of Jaffa Group [jaffagroup.com]—bought Pucci scarves in Italy and had them made into pillow covers. “I like a good mix of eclectic and new,” he explains.

Jaffa purchased a vintage Paul Evans cocktail table from 1stdibs and placed it on a colorful Christopher Farr rug in the living room.

Jaffa painted his dining room with Benjamin Moore’s Gauntlet Gray to give it a decidedly dark and moody vibe. Chairs by Ligne Roset surround a 1960s Paul Evans PE23 table from 1stdibs.

An intricate pattern created by black and white tiles enliven the walls of a light-filled bathroom.

The living room opens to a broad deck overlooking a large back yard and swimming pool. Just as he did inside the home, Jaffa added pops of color to animate the comfortable, outdoor living space.

A dutch door, replete with a stained-glass window, adds immeasurable charm to one of the home’s many bathrooms.

Brad Mee



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