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Suave 1956 home with Saarinen-inspired carport asks $1.28M

The carport is supported by a tulip-like base

Exterior shot of flat, horizontal home with floor-to-ceiling windows set into a sloping site with a cantilevering balcony and a carport with a circular top and a tulip-shaped base supporting it.
The curving carport creates an elegant counterpoint to the clean lines of the rest of the house.
Photos by Jed Pearson /Mouve Media courtesy of Coldwell Banker

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Price: $1,275,000

Another cool midcentury home by Eduard Dreier—one of Utah’s great modern architects—has come on the market in Salt Lake City. Built in 1956 and since updated, the 4,065-square-foot four-bedroom cuts an impressive silhouette, and not only because of its incredible circular carport (more on that later).

The flat-roofed structure is built into a sloping site and combines clean lines across two open-plan levels. An expansive stretch of floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room provides views across the city and floods the space with natural light. Here, a formal living, den, and dining area are found, anchored by an elegant in-wall fireplace. An eat-in kitchen with period details like laminate countertops, and vintage powder-pink oven and cabinetry sits adjacent.

Bedrooms are spacious and bright, while a couple of the bathrooms still retain those charming blue and pink tiling. A curved, steel staircase leads downstairs, where a recreational area with a fireplace and another bedroom complete the home.

But back to that carport. Supported by a central, Eero Saarinen-tulip-like base, the circular covering creates an organic counterpoint to the sharp angles of the rest of the home. A semicircular brick wall at the rear strengthens the contrast.

Impressive landscaping and a cantilevering deck round out the residence located at 2777 East Comanche Drive. It’s offered at $1.275 million.

Courtesy: Mony Ty/Coldwell Banker