A battle for preservation is an expression I hear, but I have learned first hand how often there are winners and losers in the efforts to save buildings.
Sundance Film Festival is a time our area fills with interesting people. In addition to seeing the films and the discussions that follow, one of my favorite things about the yearly event is casual conversation with strangers. It just starts with questions like, “What have you seen that is interesting? Or, Have you just arrived?” Soon there are stories.
As someone who has lived at high elevations along the Wasatch Back off and on since 1968, I am very concerned about no snow. For once, I was ready. I pruned, I cleaned out rain gutters, I put the snow shovels by the door, I bought ice melt, and still there is no snow.
I concluded last week that there is always a place for classic design, and so this week, I get to repeat myself. The featured home is in the Park Meadows neighborhood in Park City. Both the architectural design and the interiors are by Park City’s Elliott Work Group.
As a reminder of the beautiful autumn we enjoyed this year, this week I’m featuring a home we photographed on a slightly nippy and breezy day this October. Looking at the seclusion of the lot and the privacy of the home, I wonder how many of you are able to guess the location.
The American Society of Interior Designers has awarded Salt Lake City based Design Plus, Inc. and owner Kaye Christiansen Englert, the Intermountain Chapter award for Best Kitchen. The project is a new, modern home located in Holladay.
Anne-Marie Barton (AMB) Design’s quiet take on a mountain home remodel in Glenwild yields a soft and relaxing home environment.
When observing architecture, one can see how buildings mix the designer’s concept with the client’s decisions. To really observe a creative designer’s talent, the project has to be one where the client offers complete freedom, or the designer is also the client. Michael Upwall’s new offices in Sugarhouse afforded that opportunity.
A recent assignment took me to the top of The Preserve northeast of Park City to an elevation I would estimate at 9,000 feet. The 10-acre lot lived up to the development’s name, as elk herds pass by, moose have been found sleeping adjacent to the home, and hawks soared above. The last of autumn’s faded color lingered on the day I made photos, but I expect it was gone within the week.
A family close to becoming empty nesters built a new home at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon with the goal of being right-sized for the three of them, roomy enough for visiting married couples, and spacious enough to maintain holiday traditions.