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1960s glass box home asks $950K

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Located in Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah

Flat-top glass box house surrounded by forest landscape.
The home was built in 1965 by local architect John Sugden.
Photos by Mouve Media courtesy of Coldwell Banker

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Price: $950,000

John Sugden designed this Salt Lake City glass box stunner in 1965 as a studio for himself and as a residence for his business partner Charlie Griffin. Constructed entirely of A36 steel, the modern home was originally made up of two separate levels, each accessed by its own entrance. It wasn’t until 1998 that the floors were connected to create a single family residence.

Measuring 1,800 square feet, the cuboid residence notches itself into a steeply sloping site, where the above-grade upper level is glazed on all sides, with the flat roof (and floors) constructed from exposed steel and concrete diaphragms. This program and the corrugated steel ceilings lend an industrial feel to the house, but the glass walls make it feel light.

Its floorplan is also unique. The main living area is located on the upper level, where an open-plan space includes a lounge, dining area, and a sleeping alcove, all arranged around a central fireplace and kitchen-bathroom block. Floor-to-ceiling windows, meanwhile, frame forest views. A spiral staircase leads downstairs to a walk-out “basement,” where there’s a family room, library corner, and a half bathroom.

Although its open-plan layout may not be for everyone, there’s no question that this home is one-of-a-kind. Carefully preserved and maintained under only two (architect) owners, the property is move-in ready. Located at 3780 E. Sunnydale in Emigration Canyon, it’s offered at $950,000. Have a look.

Courtesy of Mony Ty/Coldwell Banker