It’s my job to see and photograph some of the best homes being built. The nature of my work is to arrive at every project ready to see, appreciate, and photographically interpret something truly outstanding. But sometimes I have to fight a rising dialogue of complacency because I sometimes doubt luxury home design can get much better—it’s already at such a high level.
Not too long ago, Carla Lehigh of Elliott Workgroup in Park City invited me to photograph the kitchen and master suite of a renowned local artist’s home. I had photographed the home several decades ago when it was new.
I have to say, the redesign of the kitchen and master bath simply stunned me.
The kitchen has clean, sleek modern lines that made the space feel exciting, and the design opened to floor-to ceiling mountain views. At the same time, the warmth of the room made me feel like I just wanted to stay and soak up how welcome and comfortable I felt. The kitchen manages all the necessary efficiencies for a very large dinner party with storage, work surfaces, utility pantry, lighting, and conveniences like the subtle pass-through to the dining room.
My favorite convenience? Hands down, it is the smartphone-controlled Scanomat Top Brewer coffeemaker. My photo features it in the window with two espresso cups placed to the left—a subtle installation that makes for an incredible cup of coffee.
The master bath continues with clean lines and innovative uses of glass for extreme efficiency that adds to the aesthetics.
As someone very wise said a long time ago in Park City when rents were cheap and plentiful, “You never know, you know?” My takeaway is to never think that something incredible won’t behind the next door I open.
— Scot Zimmerman