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Midcentury showstopper with floating accordion roof asks $649K

It was built in 1965 and has largely been untouched since then

Exterior shot of home with accordion style roof and a facade with wood paneling alternating with lengths of glass, and clerestory windows below the roofline.
The home was designed by Larry J. Rowsell in 1965 and has been largely preserved.
Photos by Jed Pearson /Mouve Media courtesy of Mony Ty

With its seemingly floating accordion style roof, this 1965 beauty in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a real showstopper. Designed by Larry J. Rowsell, the three-bed-three-bath time capsule abounds with period details that feel just as relevant today.

Light wood paneling and sections of glass alternate to form the facade, where brick detailing marks the entrance. These materials also make up the interiors, with a brick wall, beamed ceilings, and clerestory windows perched above the walls repeating throughout the home.

All of these elements combine to create a space that’s bright, open, and airy, despite the dark palette of the woodwork of the ceiling beams, window treatments, and built-in furniture.

In the kitchen, original glass-pebbled cabinetry work together with an updated counter and appliances and repeat in the bathrooms, which appear untouched—and could use a refresh. Still, their charming pink-and-white bathtub and shower tiling is worth preserving.

Bedrooms also feature lengths of glass, wood paneling, and those glorious clerestory windows that let the sunshine pour in. A respectably sized backyard with small deck and brick and patio, and a carport round out the 2,828-square-foot residence.

Located at 2738 East Pebble Glen Circle, it’s offered at $649,000.

Courtesy of Mony Ty