Visitors would be forgiven for thinking this estate has graced it’s river-front site for centuries, but the newly remodeled provo home and refashioned landscape are actually the collaborative work of talented professionals recently tasked with updating and reimagining the modern-day property. As showcased in our feature Resplendent Redux, the A-list team accomplished this and more. The following photos go beyond those presented in the printed story, unveiling a spectacular residence with a timeless character—and breathtaking views of its sprawling landscape and mountains beyond.
Landscape Architect Mike Kaiser devised a covered timber loggia linking the main house to a new, pool-centered courtyard area. He planted tall trees in the foreground to visually tie the feature to the the house and its commanding height.
To a renovate their decades-old Provo estate, the homeowners teamed architect Greg Tankersley, partner with McAlpine, builder Jackson & LeRoy, designers Elizabeth Wixom Johnsen and Kimberly Rasmussen of Establish Design and landscape architect Mike Kaiser of Kaiser Trabue. Together, the A-list pros transformed the landmark home, inside and out. They dialed-back an animated Cape Dutch-influenced exterior by redefining its entry, editing the facade, eliminating highly ornate elements and reducing the mix of window types to a single style.
A graciously curved railing refines the new staircase leading from the entry to a second-story landing. Venetian-plastered walls and softly stained white oak floors provide a serene backdrop for the elegant railing and art displayed on the walls.
Designers Johnsen and Rasmussen dressed the walls of the freshly reconfigured and refined entry with an impressive, floor-to-ceiling gallery of the homeowners’ large art collection.
On the family room ceiling, Jackson & LeRoy installed raw oak timbers to resemble the underside of a floor structure from below. Garden views and a welcoming, casual style infuse the timeless space. “The design nods to the historical, but is livable and not formal,” Rasmussen says.
Palm leaf wallpaper dresses the under-stairs powder room. The designers imported the unique tank and toilet from England and fashioned a curved, reeded vanity replicating a Dutch furniture piece.
While in England, designers Johnsen and Rasmussen purchased an antique bench in Tutbury and then gathered antique plates to display above it.
A new heart-of-the-home kitchen replaced a cramped cooking space. Painted custom cabinets and a Dutch blue La Cornue range charm the enlarged kitchen, as do ceiling-mounted porcelain lights.
The designers devised an “ almost seaside” color palette of grayed blues, soft creams and buttercream yellows that nods to the Dutch while making the interior ”light and fresh.”
In the primary suite, the team created a calming sitting area where the owners can overlook the landscape from the main bedroom space. A lantern fixture hangs above a mix of custom furnishings and fine antiques. “The lantern adds a casual feel to the room,” Johnsen says.
A uniquely shaped, custom limestone backdrop accentuates the form and finish of the primary suite’s nickle-plated bathtub.
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