words and images by: Scott Zimmerman

The views looking out from a contemporary new home built on the Draper foothills all were different and wonderful. The Wasatch Front stretches from the Great Salt Lake and south to Utah County. The face of the home looks out to the foothills with only one home between. But in addition, the views from room to room within the home are equally unmatched.

Tri City Construction (Dan Stewart, owner) built the home, John Shirley, AIA, at Think Architects was lead architect, and Linda Ashton designed the interiors.

The back of the home looks to the valley views, and ample glass including bi-fold doors to the patios open up to the views.

The craft room and office both have double views: east to the Wasatch where mountain bikers pass on trails and southeast to the canyon. In the distance are the lights of the valley.

Dan Stewart designed and made the suspended beamed ceiling in the office.

The corner craft room is designed to resemble a small shop. Reading is the top activity in this personalized space just off the kitchen.

The open plan uses another suspended ceiling to anchor and give identity to the living area. To the right rear are the dining and kitchen areas.

The high-gloss walnut cabinets against the white walls, countertops and backsplash give a breath-taking quality to the kitchen. The Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer are on the left with storage cabinets adjacent.

From the floating tread staircase, there are views out the glass to the valley, art nooks, and glimpses back to the great room. Opposite the stairs and out of the frame is the entry.

If there are better vistas from a soaking tub, I haven’t photographed them. Draw a hot bath, turn out the lights, and ahh….

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