This week we follow the glass stairway downward to see the lower level of a home on a view lot at the apex of Deer Crest, a gated Park City development. The architecture is by Upwall Design (Michael Upwall) and AMB Design (Anne-Marie Barton) executed the interiors. Last week, we looked at the sun-filled rooms upstairs. 

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Downstairs, the architecture hasn’t the same emphasis on the surrounding views, but instead focuses on livability through gathering spaces to relax and recreate. AMB continues layering fabrics and textures in subtle colors to invite cocooning and conversations. The design takes the open family living space and creates corners. In the distance is the conversation area around the television, and in the foreground is a quiet spot to converse, read, or pull out a puzzle or game.

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Shelves and storage help adapt the use of the space according to interests. The light fixtures repeat the use of brass seen upstairs. 

Here is a detail at the far end sofas by the television, and even though the focus may be on the game or an action movie, the art and accents provide design interest.

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The vertical wood slat ceiling used upstairs to direct the eye toward the views is used in the open great room downstairs to define the space for the home bar.

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Adjacent to the bar is the exercise room with walls of steel-paned glass, and a window-wall that slides open along the hallway, similar to disappearing patio doors. The doors in the hallway also open wide to the outside patio. The design eliminates the sense of isolation one so often experiences in home gyms and allows for wonderful ventilation, including outside air. During summers, it would have the benefit of exercising outdoors but with privacy. 

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A spa-style bathroom is off the exercise room. Again, the wooden slats appear, and here as upstairs I felt a Scandinavian influence. 

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Downstairs are three bedrooms, each with a distinctive flair and accompanying bath. Here is a bath with a touch of the unexpected. 

These may be some of my last shots of mountain living this season without an abundance of snow. Joyfully, snow is falling as I write, and I hope it just keeps falling. As we like to say in Utah, let it snow!


All photos by Scot Zimmerman

You can see the rest of this Deer Crest development home at last week’s Photo Friday.