March is bringing some delightful spring days to the slopes of Deer Valley, where this sunny deck offers a perfect perch for watching spring skiers glide by below. This ski-in/ski-out home has just been updated from its rustic 1990s beginnings to contemporary livability by Dressed Design of Park City (Beth Ann Shepherd). Taking the best of the site’s location and the mountain views, the design springs the home forward to today’s aesthetics and lifestyle.
All photos by Scot Zimmerman
Paired sofas and white swivel chairs, sized large enough to invite a cozy twosome, unify the living area into a welcoming conversation area. The furnishings and carpet are all custom designed by Dressed Design, which has its own sources for manufacturing, important in these days of supply-chain issues.
The home has the moniker of Moose Lodge. Here’s a detail of the moose painting. Even drooling, I find the moose pretty charming. A sculptural representation of a moose along the ski run at the back of the home has become a local landmark.
The main level is an open plan where architectural elements create variety and somewhat define the living areas. The dining table looks to the views and has connecting glass doors to the large patio space. In the background to the left is the double-sided fireplace that separates the conversation area from a casual social area with a television. Ahead is the entry, and to the right is a bar, the door to the pantry, and the kitchen begins. At the ends of the dining table are high-backed loveseats with ultra-soft furry throws that add a pleasing sensory experience, something often found in Dressed Design’s approach.
The updated kitchen has space between the elements so a large group can mingle, definitely designed for entertaining on a big scale. In the foreground is a waterfalling stone island with bar seating. Directly behind is another island with storage in the preparation area, and to the right is an L-shaped banquette and built-in table.
The gold of the elevated basin resting on the marble counter coordinates with the fixtures, mirror, and sconce in the powder room.
The spacious master bedroom has paired chaises in a seating area. The custom-upholstered headboard establishes a strong horizontal line in the room. The timbers from the earlier construction are painted dark charcoal, departing from the “woodsy” look popular in the early 1990s.
The furnishings are all made to order for Dressed Design, and this bedside detail shows how closely the elements coordinate.
It is unusual for me to take photos of Dressed Design’s projects midday. There is often a touch of smokey romance to the designs, such as fabric selections that glisten, soft textures, dramatic art selections, lustrous woods, and views to city lights. This is much more a daytime home because of the emphasis on being part of the ski mountain, the excitement of people skiing by, and the glorious skies, clouds, shadows, and mountain skyline.
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