With Park City’s mountains as its muse, a team conjures a calm and comforting design for a rustic, modern home.
By Jessica Adams, Photos by Scot Zimmerman
The last thing Tyler Myers wanted to create was a lodge-like residence weighed down by rough textures and bulky architecture. “We wanted to incorporate a rustic warmth, but still give off a contemporary vibe overall,” says Myers, describing the home he and his team at Lane Myers Construction built in Park City’s Glenwild Community.
The new home is far from the stereotypical traditional mountain dwelling. Not a single wall is made from logs, nor any of the furniture, and there’s not a mounted hunting trophy in sight. While it’s a mountain home, nestled in a pastoral setting neighboring Glenwild’s Tom Fazio golf course, its earthy locale doesn’t bully the dwelling’s interior style.
Working with interior designer Heather Osmond, Myers filled the expansive 5,500-square-foot abode with many well-thought-out features and treatments. The floor plan is open and flowing, but still manages to feel cohesive and cozy. Handsome wood elements throughout the main living area, kitchens and bathrooms are created from stained quarter-sawn oak and beech, which boast fewer knots and promote a warm, modem look. In the living room, tongue-and-groove wood paneling clads the high vaulted ceiling. “We used the tongue-and-groove not so much to visually lower the ceiling height, but to give the room a comfortable feel and still incorporate the mountain home environment,” Myers says.
Soft gray walls and concrete-colored porcelain floor tiles run throughout the main floor to balance the darkness of the wood and provide an overall sense of unity without feeling sterile or cold. “The uninterrupted flooring creates a good flow through the main floor,” Myers says. “It also contributes to the contemporary feeling we wanted to create.”
Numerous sleek fireplaces with stylized surrounds add to the modem mountain vibe and provide physical warmth and comfort without the bulk of their lodge-like counterparts. One in particular— located in the dining area—has a striking silhouette and appears to be floating on a unique wood accent wall that’s a work of art itself. “It was carved on a machine and looks like it has texture, but when you touch it, you find that it’s actually smooth,” Myers says.
When it came to furnishings, Osmond went with a tranquil palette of creams, greens and blues to foster serenity and a spa-like calmness. “I wanted the home to feel like a relaxing, inviting retreat,” she says. In the main living area, for example, a pair of studded wing chairs and a tufted Chesterfield sofa introduce traditional silhouettes generously scaled to suit the voluminous space.
Their luxurious, un-patterned fabrics accentuate their shapely frames without distracting from the room’s quiet décor. A high-pile area rug grounds the seating area with bold texture and a contemporary pattern. Aqua-toned accessories brighten the space and link to similarly colored fabrics, tableware and rugs showcased elsewhere in the home to unify the cozy rooms throughout. One of the most notable is the master suite.
A custom wood-and-glass barn door separates the master bedroom from the main level living area, and with its private deck and suite-like feel, it feels more like a separate casita than a bedroom. “This room is the ultimate escape,” Myers points out.
In the inviting master bathroom, a shapely tub performs like a modern sculpture set among dark grained woods, silver beige honed limestone countertops, sleek light fixtures and generous views of the wooded property. “Although I imagined that the homeowners would use the whole house as a place to retreat and gather with family, we really wanted the master to be a refuge in itself,” Myers says.
The intent behind the home’s design was to seamlessly marry the spectacular mountain setting with a haven that’s equal parts comforting and contemporary. Through thoughtful choices and memorable design elements, the team accomplished this in an inspiring way.