Is it any mystery why we can’t get our fill of Tom and Cara Fox’s spectacular Holladay home? Breathtaking gardens, exquisite finishes, unique decorative details and rooms that make you never want to leave — It’s all there, and we simply cannot get enough. We have great news: Because we couldn’t fit everything in our feature story, we serve the following images of this one-of-a-kind home to help satisfy your Fox Group design cravings.
On a scale of 1 to 10, this home’s curb appeal is a 100. And that’s by design. “The front of the home is crucial in making the right first impression,” says homeowner and builder Tom Fox, principal of The Fox Group. “The landscaping to the size of the brick and type of grout and shingles, they’re all very important.” Landscape design by Emily Brooks Wayment.
“We love porches and we love entries,” says homeowner and designer Cara Fox. The checkered floor of the front porch is executed in granite while, just inside the front door, the foyer’s matching floor is made of marble.
“The design of our house was based upon the circular foyer,” says Tom Fox. The spectacular space features white oak floors laid in a compass pattern and raised wall panels that extend two floors high.
“The nicest furniture in our home is located in the foyers,” explains Cara, who dressed the center table with books, flowers and favorite collectibles.
Cara painted the baking cabinets at each end of the island with Benjamin Moore’s Onyx. This promoted their appearance as a separate apothecary chests and visually linked their color to the room’s black Lacanche stove.
“I wanted the family room to feel like a cozy keeping room,” says Cara, who used hand-painted tiles to give the room’s fireplace a casual, customized look and feel. Handsome paneling and built-ins add to the room’s charm
The family dogs, Daisy and Duke, hang out in the charming tea room located off the kitchen. “It’s my happy space,” says Cara, who painted the room in Farrow & Ball’s Drawing Room Blue.
Brilliant blue built-in cabinets anchor the laundry room dressed with open shelves, a copper farmhouse sink and a wallpapered ceiling.
Scenic wallpaper sets the tone for the small music room located on the second floor of the home. The dark ceiling accentuates the shapely chandelier centered over the space.
Located on the main level, the theater and nearby game room are Tom’s favorite retreats inside the house. Handsomely paneled walls and built-ins enrich the movie room. The wall’s dark navy paint makes the room’s sconces and brass fittings pop.
“With our crazy lives and five kids, we needed to create a retreat with our master bedroom,” Cara says. Large windows overlook the swimming pool and stately landscape behind the house.
Tom and Cara access the master closet through their luxurious master bathroom. A large window overlooks the front gardens and circle drive.
Emily Brooks Wayment designed the formal gardens that front the gracious home. A stone planted and elongated planting bed boasts a classic white bench at each end.
See more breathtaking rooms from this home in our original house tour!