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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
This sprawling midcentury modern home in Salt Lake City, Utah, was built in 1967 and appears to have been carefully maintained over the years. Dare we even call it a time capsule? Designed by local modernist architect Jim Christopher, who designed the Snowbird resort ski resort and “much of Salt Lake City,” the two-story flat-roofed residence sits on a 1.1-acre site expertly positioned to maximize views of the valley below and the mountains beyond.
Measuring 3,553 square feet, the custom house features an elegant construction characterized by long, clean lines, stone and glass facade, and a cantilevering second-story balcony. A recessed atrium entryway opens onto a spiral staircase that leads upstairs to the main living area.
Here, a spacious great room with plush carpeting runs nearly the entire length of the floor and includes a lounge with a wood and granite fireplace, a dining area with concealed wet bar behind that, and on the opposite end, a sitting area with built-in shelving and storage. A wall of sliding glass doors open onto a balcony and city views. A period eat-in kitchen is found off the dining room.
A master suite with dressing area and access to the balcony, plus two additional bedrooms with built-in desks and shelving, and a full bath, round out this level. Downstairs are another bedroom, a study, and a spacious family room with a brick fireplace and groovy red carpeting, bringing the bedroom and bathroom count to four apiece. Elsewhere, floors are parquet or linoleum.
Outside, a backyard with hand-stacked red rock wall slopes upward to a private hillside. Located at 1497 S. Devonshire Drive, one of the city’s most desirable streets, the property is offered at $1.1 million. Fix it up or keep it as is.