Utah Style and Design

Photo Friday: Sugar House Gets Sweeter

May 19, 2017

It’s long been a favorite neighborhood of mine. Since I can remember, the furniture stores, parks, obelisk, coffee shops, and small bungalows made Sugar House feel like its own small town set in the midst of a city.

This week took me to Sugar House to photograph an apartment home in a new multi-use complex. With storefronts and busy sidewalks, it felt more urban than I remembered. The aromas of restaurant fare in the air made me reconsider, thinking urban convenience has its place, and I stayed hungry the rest of the photo shoot.

Cody Beale of Dunker|Beale Interior Design, Salt Lake City and Logan, designed the interiors, and Living Home Construction & Design (Chris Towson, principal), Salt Lake City, constructed.

Light through the frosted glass fills the streamlined entry, and the furnishings are there to function: a console table for keys and benches for slipping off boots.

The floor plan is a long rectangle, and this view from the dining area looks back to the entry. At the far end to the left is the powder room. The Lucite chairs and glass-topped helped make the space feel lightly furnished. I realize this effect is difficult to achieve in a compact space after photographing so many apartments and condominiums.

The powder room is remarkable in how the design and execution reflects simplicity. By examining each component like the textured wall, the console sink and the light fixtures, you realize the complexities involved.

The living area is at the far end of the open plan. The view from the window and terrace looks out to Hidden Hollow Park and Nature Walk and Parley’s Creek and is a contrast to the urbanism out the front door. Cody Beale’s furnishings reflect a sense of ease and relaxation.

The upstairs master and terrace look out to the same views of the nature walk. My overall impression of this room is textures—all kinds of different touch sensations.

By: Scot Zimmerman 

Jessica Ohlen

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