A 200-person patio boasts panoramic views
Some buyers may love a
midcentury time capsule, but midcentury modern style can look
just an impressive with a few updates. Take
this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath on the hills above Salt
Lake City, Utah. Designed in 1960 by architect Robert Fowler, the
3,599-square-foot house was remodeled and transformed to maximize
the home’s midcentury bones with modern amenities.
The front of the home features long horizontal lines and a
three-car garage. The back of the house is dramatically different:
A giant wall of glass and overhanging roof creates a large patio
with views to the city below and the surrounding mountains. The
main living room and dining area features a floating wire
staircase, painted cedar board and batten, and a bluestone
fireplace that can be seen from either side of the room.
Throughout the home the remodel used walnut paneling, Brazilian
cherry treads, and Douglas Fir ceilings that compliment granite or
terrazzo flooring. Bright colors are highlighted in multiple rooms;
the kitchen features Ferrari red accents and Carrara marble
countertops, the bedroom is a cheery yellow, and other accent walls
match the owner’s art collection.
Outside, landscape designer Ken Pollard took advantage of the
home’s sloping site to build a multi-level garden and courtyard.
From the kitchen, you step outside and journey down a flight of
stairs, past the cantilevered deck and to a courtyard and path of
sycamores. The path travels down bluestone pavers alternating with
floating stairs to a 30-year-old Japanese maple and two elephant
sculptures. Other outdoor perks include a fire pit and a patio
large enough to fit 200 guests.
Love what you see?
800 East Northcrest Drive is on the market now for
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Swanky midcentury with modern updates asks .8M