By Julie Roberts
When homeowners Ted and Carol Newlin walked into their Alta Vista property for the first time, they said, “We found it.” They had been looking at homes for four years, but they couldn’t find the right place—until they found this elegantly built family lodge that exudes both quality and character. “Within seconds, we knew this was the right house,” explains Ted Newlin. “We were totally captivated.”
It’s not surprising that the Newlins fell in love with this home at first sight, because this isn’t just any home. Created by Fred Babcock, one of Utah’s most distinguished architects, this place lives up to Babcock’s mission to create “design that makes a difference.” The home is flawlessly planned to create an overall impression that, as Newlin puts it, is “rustic but elegant, sophisticated but not pretentious.”
The design style begins right at the front door, which features stunning woodwork, uniquely styled iron fixtures, and elegant stone. These rustic and nature-inspired elements continue throughout the inside of the residence, with every detail beautifully planned and executed. “Everywhere you look in this house, there’s something special,” says Newlin.
With six massive stone fireplaces, six fully equipped bedroom suites, nine bathrooms, and a gorgeous wine cellar, this 8,254 square foot home is the perfect space for entertaining a large number of guests. But even though it is so spacious, this home also feels warm and inviting, thanks to features such as radiant heating, wood beams, and cozy nook spaces.
The beauty of the home’s interior is reflected in the exterior setting, which presents endless opportunities for outdoor activities throughout the year. The house’s generously sized decks provide the perfect setting to sit and enjoy the panoramic views offered in this private and tranquil gated community. Built on an oversized 1.18-acre parcel, and surrounded by mature trees, this residence serves as a secluded sanctuary space that’s located right in the heart of the Deer Valley® area. Both Park City’s and Deer Valley’s® world-class ski resorts, hiking and mountain biking trails, restaurants, and shops are all conveniently located just a short distance away from this home.
This intricately planned and designed space has fully lived up to the Newlins’ expectations. They fully agree with the original homeowner’s thoughts, who said, “This magical home…It was built to be unique architecturally and to fit in comfortably with nature.”
8045 Woodland View Drive is a house that needs to be seen in person. Qualified buyers are invited to tour this one-of-a-kind residence; please contact Abbi Martz at 435.659.0611 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bill Ligety at 435.647.6700 or at email@example.com at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in Park City.