Bright and Beautiful Emigration Canyon Home

By Julie Roberts

Are you in interested in living close to nature, but you aren’t interested in a lengthy commute? Then you will want to check out this stunning 8,079 square-foot mountain-contemporary home located in Utah’s scenic Emigration Canyon. The home is conveniently located only 20 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City and is less than 10 minutes away from the University of Utah, and it is also just 30 minutes away from some of Utah’s best ski resorts. And fortunately, you won’t have to drive anywhere to find the connection to nature, because this home has amazing hiking and mountain biking trails that are right out the front door.

As incredible as the home’s location is, the house itself is even better. As homeowner Karen Weiss explains, this place is “the perfect house for every kind of living.” When you walk through the front door, you will immediately be struck by how light and bright the living space is because of the gorgeous hardwood floors, the 20-foot ceilings, and huge picture windows. The windows showcase the glorious mountain views that are visible from wherever you stand.

Best of all, because this house is elevated high above Utah’s inversion, the view features beautiful skies 365 days of the year. And you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in snowy walkways and driveways. “Because of the home’s southern exposure, the snow melts quickly,” explains Weiss.

The home’s slate-tiled entryway leads to the formal living and dining area and opens to a gourmet kitchen, which is fully equipped with high-quality Sub-Zero and Viking appliances. The main floor also has two fireplaces, a family room, an informal eating area, a spacious laundry room/mud room with storage space, an office, and a full bathroom.

The upper floor of the home is as impressive as the main floor with three large bedrooms and one master bedroom. The guest bedrooms have expansive closets and built-in wood shelving, and two of the bedrooms are connected by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom that features two separate sinks. The luxurious master bedroom is set off from the others and includes its own fireplace, vaulted ceilings, a private balcony, a huge walk-in closet with built-in shelving, and a spacious bathroom with a jetted tub and two separate vanity sinks.   

And there’s even more to this house—it includes a lower level with above-grade windows, a walk-out patio, a theater room with projector, and a full bar/kitchen to make movie snacks. The lower area is completed with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fully functional wine cellar.

But the real star of this home is the outdoor space, which has been meticulously terraced and landscaped to accommodate all aspects of outdoor living. With the home’s huge wraparound decks, it is the ideal location to relax and look at the stars. Children will love playing on the outdoor playset, and there’s even wide green spaces that are big enough for soccer games and football tosses. The front yard has been xeriscaped and features some of Utah’s most lovely indigenous flowers and plants.

Because of this home’s many indoor and outdoor features, it is a great place for hosting parties throughout the year. “This house is amazing for entertaining,” Weiss says. “It is wonderful for holiday parties in the winter, and in the summer the flowers and sunsets are absolutely beautiful.”

With its exceptional views and spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces, this home is truly an extraordinary find. To see videos and pictures of this home, go to

For more information about the home, please contact the realtor, Mimi Sinclair, at 801-580-6089.