Utah Style and Design

Photo Friday: Remodel, Reuse at its Best

September 14, 2018

There is an art to remodeling that keeps the best and creates tailor-made new living spaces seamlessly on the inside. Repair and reuse is a theme in our own household, and a remodel does it on a grand scale. I like remodels, and I especially liked this one

The starting point was a rustic Park City home with log finishes in the Park Meadows area that backs against a golf course. The large lot is screened with mature trees and shrubs and the neighborhood is built out and well landscaped.

Jaffa Group of Park City, a family business, planned and executed the design. Under one umbrella, Scott Jaffa, AIA, is in charge of architectural services and overseeing the interior design staff and Richard Jaffa heads construction operations.

The homeowners are long-time collectors of fine art and sculpture and prefer clean lines in design. Heavy timbers and wood elements were removed and replaced with bright white walls with neutral hues in the wooden floors. The entry is new to the design and connects to a careful flow lined with interesting art pieces that stand out against the neutral backdrop.

The open floor plan supports the family’s love to share home-prepared meals with friends and family. In the kitchen there are two islands, and the one nearest to the dining has bar seating looking out to the dining area. The cabinet-style doors to the left disappear when closed. One leads to the laundry and the other to a very large butler’s pantry with more appliances and workspace. Around the corner to the right is a hearth room with doors that lead outside.

A partial wall separates the living room from the dining area, and several steps lead up to the living room. Accordion doors open an entire wall of the living room to the rear yard.

Another low partial wall separates the living area from the entry. The effect is to provide a semi-private conversation grouping that is still open to the many art pieces and natural light.

There is a lot to see in this home and more to say, but for the sake of space, I will show you only two more interesting aspects: the glass door to the wine room and the soaking tub in the master bath.

For the photographs, I made all the photos during the day. Typical changing mountain skies were in play, and the light changed from overcast to bright constantly throughout the shoot. I emphasized natural light to get the truest color in the artwork and to show the connections to the outdoors that were enhanced by the new modern windows and doors.

 

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Scot Zimmerman
Architectural photographer Scot Zimmerman has been photographing exteriors and interiors of homes, and commercial and public buildings across the United States for over 37 years. He is the principal photographer of eight books; over 40 periodicals have featured his work; and 11 museums have exhibited his photos. He’s fond of adventuring in the Southern Utah desert.

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