Ample windows reinforce the sense of place in this contemporary new Promontory home.

It makes sense that we want to feel connected to place. We move to the mountains to experience the grandeur of the landscape’s vistas and the wild freedom of the skies. Why should we lose that connection when inside a mountain home? Expansive windows along the side walls topped by clerestories surround this open living area and to make it one with the outdoors.

Looking at the open living space the opposite direction, one can appreciate the emphasis on views. Filling the walls with glass removes walls for art, and so artful touches to add shape, color, and movement are provided by lighting, cabinets, furnishings, and accessories. 

Upland Development (Ryan and Jesica Taylor) built the home, and Ryan worked creatively with the design team. The Highland Group is the architect, and Flairhunter (Stephanie Hunt) and CCDG Interiors, both of Park City, collaborated on the interior design.

The kitchen struck me as an especially pleasing design with balanced square proportions that you can see in the shape of the center island. The stepped-back wooden cabinets retain an uninterrupted clean line, and the hanging pendants lower the scale. 

The range is backed by a wood-form concrete wall and the vent hoot is rectangular blackened metal. 

Instead of overloading the kitchen with storage, behind the kitchen is a butler’s pantry with entry from both sides of the hallway. Other homes by Upland have similarly screened storage space and no doors to impede cooks with their hands full. The dual counters double the workspace and provide space for dishes and pots and pans cleared from the kitchen so that is not visible in the open living space. 

The glass wine room is situated by the entry, and while unusual, it adds a touch of hospitality and is easily accessed. To the right of the wine room are three hall pendants made from tumbleweed, a fun selection that adds to the sense of Western place.

The garage entry is marked by a bench for changing footwear with views outside.

The primary suite’s platform bed is set against a wall with detail-carved wooden tiles. The corners are windowed with access to the patio. 

Double vanities, a soaking tub, shower, and of course, ample windows complete the primary suite’s bathroom. The natural elements of wood and stone offer earthiness that is combined with sophisticated polished tile and a crystal chandelier. 

I got caught up showing the open-planned social area, and I didn’t show you a large guest bedroom on the main floor, a guest suite and bunk room on the second level, home office, and more. I plan to go back to capture the exterior and outdoor living when the landscape has had a chance to establish.

As we all know, it was a long and very hard winter, and it might take some time for landscapes to start to look their best, especially those at higher elevations. 

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