Utah Style and Design

Photo Friday: Showcasing Victory Ranch

September 6, 2019

Things are quieter in the Wasatch Back this weekend compared to last. Labor Day weekend marked Swiss Days, the Sheep Dog Trials at Soldier Hollow and the closing weekend of the Park City Showcase of Homes. Busy times. Park City Area Homebuilders Association sponsors the annual Showcase, and each year the build quality goes up multiple notches from preceding years. If you missed the Showcase, here’s a chance to view a Lane Myers home in Victory Ranch, the destination recreational development along the Provo River that offers fly-fishing, golf, hunting and outdoor adventures, as well a ski club lodge at the base of the Town Lift in Park City.

Built by Lane Myers Construction, the home’s rustic reclaimed wood and stone is much like the outer surface of a geode. When the large pivot door swings open, the interior’s lustrous refined materials and clean uncluttered lines surprises, while at the same time feels completely appropriate.

The living space is arranged in an open plan where the living space flows out to an outdoor living room with views to the river and the dramatic stone cliffs at the river’s opposite bank. The dining space is off the kitchen with opposing glass doors that open to two patio spaces and views to the Uintas. The kitchen’s simple cabinetry and wooden range hood give a clean contemporary look, and behind is a butler’s pantry/catering kitchen to support entertaining on a large scale. 

Looking back at the same space, some of the outdoor entertainment area is visible through the open disappearing window wall on the right, and to the left is the stairway to a guest suite above. The master and another guest suite are on this level with hallway access on either side of the fireplace.

The home office, located just off the front entry and near the kitchen, has top-mounted sliding doors that meet in a beveled edge when closed, an example of the detailing that has earned Lane Myers his nickname in the building industry: “Mister Fastidious.”

The spacious master bath positions the sculptural soaking tub along a low wall shared by the shower. Matching vanities are on opposite sides. 

Each of the three upper suites has a built-in bureau and other custom touches. The furnishings throughout (including the bedding) are by Osmond Designs. Two additional bedroom suites and a large bunkroom are on the lower level. 

The lower level’s open area offers entertainment and social spaces and its own patio with water and fire features. The high ceilings and narrow timber supports combined with ample natural light make it feel like anything but a basement. This new approach to the lower level is perhaps the biggest change I see in recently constructed homes. I anticipate more use of this space than with previous designs. It just feels more comfortable.

Located in a corner conveniently near the stairway is downstairs sports bar.

 

Photographs were made easier by the white reflective walls and natural light. I made more photos, including a number of interesting details, but selected these for blogging because I wanted those who may have not been able to attend the Showcase and experience this home in person to understand the layout and materials. 

 

For the Showcase two years ago, I photographed a cheery farmhouse Lane Myers Construction built in Midway with shiplap and painted woodwork. This mountain contemporary home shows the firm’s versatility. 

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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. Follow his work on Instagram: @scot.zimmerman
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