In the final days of 2021, we’re compelled to look back on another year featuring spectacular Utah homes. In each issue, inspiring home tours explored forward-thinking design, bold architecture and savvy solutions. Some embraced timeless traditional design, while others pushed the boundaries of modern composition. To close out 2021 in style, we’re revisiting 12 photos showcasing the talent and ingenuity in this year’s celebrated Utah homes.

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Design by K. Rocke Design. Photography by Scot Zimmerman.

Floor-to-ceiling windows flood a spacious great room with light in a Park City vacation home. The overhead wood extends seamlessly to the underside of outdoor overhangs, blurring the line between indoors and out.

Social media stars Brad and Hailey Devine invited us into their culturally-driven South Jordan home, where unique arches and Scandinavian decor create a distinctive yet cozy ambiance. (Design by House of Jade Interiors. Photo by Lindsay Salazar.)

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Design by Marissa Pope Design. Build by Davies Design Build. Architecture by Harris Architecture. Photo by Rebekah Westover.

Exquisite trim and moldings adorn the ceiling and walls of a dining room in Salem. To achieve the timeless, livable appearance the owners desired, the home’s classic architecture is layered with contemporary details and furnishings. 

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Design by AMB Design. Build by Jackson & LeRoy. Architecture by Highland Group Architecture. Photo by Scot Zimmerman.

Cheerful hues and laid-back furnishings create a welcoming ambiance in a remodeled Holladay home. “It’s a great spot to relax, read a book or just enjoy the view of the creek as it winds its way through the backyard,” says contractor Jeremy Jackson 

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Design and Architecture by Ron Godwin. Build by DFS Construction. Photo by Kyle Aiken.

A three-leveled house in Salt Lake City captures the surrounding city vistas. The back of the home overlooks a large pool and multiple outdoor living areas. Three massive monoliths team with flat and sloped roofs, vertically stacked windows and large decks to define the structure’s strong architectural forms.

Brick flooring and custom cabinetry add rustic charm to the mudroom in a traditional farmhouse owned and designed by Brandon Bodell. (Architecture and Build by Brandon Bodell Construction & Bradford R. Houston. Interiors by Christie Lewis. Photo by Joshua Caldwell.)

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Design by Hillary Taylor Interiors. Landscape by Kappus Landscape. Architecture by Jon Jang. Build by Evergreene ConstructionPhoto by Lindsay Salazar.

Stone selected from states located along the Pioneer Trail clad the central part of this home’s colonial exterior. Classic American architecture and design root the abode in traditional charm with an age-old appeal. 

2021 Utah Homes
Architecture and Build by Jaffa Group. Photo by Andy Cunningham.

Set on a steep mountainside property, this Park City home’s living room boasts reclaimed barn wood details and a naturally shed antler chandelier. 

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Design by Catherine Goodsell Interiors. Styled by Noelle Wright. Architecture by Clayton Vance and Rob White. Build by Steven General Contractors. Photo by Lindsay Salazar.

In a Holladay remodel’s open kitchen, domed pendants accented with gold-leaf hang above a clean-lined central island crowned with marble-veined Neolith countertops.

In a rambler-style home, the open kitchen embraces walnut details and richly veined Paonazzo marble. A lowered ceiling helps delineate the kitchen from the adjacent living room area. (Design by John Martine Studio. Architecture by Think Architecture. Build by Robison Home Builders. Photo by Malissa Mabey.)

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Design by Establish Design. Architecture by Bradford Houston. Contractor The Fox Group. Landscape by Emily Brooks Wayment. Photo by Savannah Buswell

A Millcreek home’s stone and clapboard facade, simple symmetry and two-story form epitomize Colonial-style architecture. “The mix of materials creates the impression the house has evolved over time,” says architect Bradford Houston. 

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Design by Remedy Design Firm. Build by McEwan Custom Homes. Photo by Rebekah Westover.

A large wall of windows floods this Utah County home’s great room with natural light that accentuates the towering stone fireplace and the timbered ceiling.

Take a look at our 2020 Home Roundup here.

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Avrey Evans
Avrey is the Digital Editor for Utah Style and Design, and our affiliate magazine Utah Bride and Groom. She enjoys keeping a pulse on upcoming design trends, propagating green thumb inspiration and indulging her affinity for alliteration.