For many people, traditional style translates to stuffy rooms, outdated décors and Hail-to-the-Chief rigidity. As we celebrate President's Day, we'd like to applaud a fresh take on this timeless style.
I concluded last week that there is always a place for classic design, and so this week, I get to repeat myself. The featured home is in the Park Meadows neighborhood in Park City. Both the architectural design and the interiors are by Park City’s Elliott Work Group.
The American Society of Interior Designers has awarded Salt Lake City based Design Plus, Inc. and owner Kaye Christiansen Englert, the Intermountain Chapter award for Best Kitchen. The project is a new, modern home located in Holladay.
When observing architecture, one can see how buildings mix the designer’s concept with the client’s decisions. To really observe a creative designer’s talent, the project has to be one where the client offers complete freedom, or the designer is also the client. Michael Upwall’s new offices in Sugarhouse afforded that opportunity.
A recent assignment took me to the top of The Preserve northeast of Park City to an elevation I would estimate at 9,000 feet. The 10-acre lot lived up to the development’s name, as elk herds pass by, moose have been found sleeping adjacent to the home, and hawks soared above. The last of autumn’s faded color lingered on the day I made photos, but I expect it was gone within the week.
A family close to becoming empty nesters built a new home at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon with the goal of being right-sized for the three of them, roomy enough for visiting married couples, and spacious enough to maintain holiday traditions.