Nestled in the sophisticated Avenues neighborhood on the north-east bench of the Salt Lake Valley, you will find modern living at its finest. As you drive up Saddle Hill Road, you will find a spectacular, dignified and impressive home that combines modern luxury with a traditional ambiance. Custom designed by FFKR Architects and built in 1997 by a commercial builder, the owner of this home has spent years maintaining the property to the finest extent, and extensively remodeled only four years ago.
The property overlooks the Salt Lake valley and is just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, City Creek Canyon, the University of Utah, hospitals and endless shopping and fine dining locations. This is simply the perfect location for any homeowner looking for quiet and tranquil living close to the city.
As you step onto the grounds, you are greeted with the most breathtaking architecture. The magnificent exterior is made of Spanish granite imported specifically for this home. Well maintained gardens and mature trees surround the property, giving it a look of true beauty mixed with an artistic touch. Many extensive architectural details add to the magnificence of this fine home including the lavish grounds it sits on with a gorgeous year-round waterfall/stream feature one can view from the inside dining area. Shoveling snow will not be a concern for the homeowner due to the heated driveway and sidewalks. The two six-car garages are equipped with heat and water and offer plenty of storage. The secluded yard provides a tranquil surrounding you will never get tired of.
The floorplan is not only inviting but includes spacious rooms that are all unique with their own style. These comfortable spaces lend themselves to small family or personal gatherings, or to large parties that can flow from inside to outside, all the while enjoying the spectacular views of the valley and mountains.
As you walk into the foyer you are taken aback by how warm and inviting the floor-plan is. Breathtaking views can be seen from almost every room of the home while natural light flows in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. From here on, you experience every imaginable amenity including but not limited to rich Cherrywood flooring, soaring coffered ceilings, suspended “floating” staircases, custom hand-carved fireplaces, bright airy rooms, custom cabinetry, spacious kitchen/great room and auxiliary Butler’s pantry, two personal offices, nanny’s quarters, outdoor play set, basketball court, Crestron audio/video/alarm systems, an elevator, and four bedrooms each with their own unique bathroom. You will find a gorgeous variety of flooring throughout including carpet, hardwood, marble, natural rock and travertine.
The spectacular second level master suite boasts commanding views of the entire valley, yet still maintains complete privacy. Beautiful hardwood flooring and a sitting room makes this not just a bedroom but a haven for anyone lucky enough to call this home. The master bath is a work of art with granite floors and countertops, oversized shower and soaking tub.
The home has every kind of activity room imaginable. Walk downstairs and you will come across a magnificent home theater that fits ten comfortably. You can enjoy a game of pool or watch the big game in a luxurious family room that fully opens to the dazzling outdoor heated pool and covered entertaining area. You can even prepare a meal at what is not just a wet bar, but a fully functioning kitchen with a stove and hidden refrigerators. His and Her guest locker rooms give guests a place to change after enjoying the pool. A fourth bedroom is located downstairs which could also be used as a home gym. Once again, the gorgeous view follows you no matter where you are in the home.
Other rooms include a delightful children’s hand-painted playroom with a life-sized version of Noah’s Arc to keep them busy for hours. A craft room with unlimited storage space is waiting to be filled with the materials of a crafter’s dream while a Butler’s pantry has even more room to prepare that summer meal or snack while you’re entertaining guests on the patio. There is also a nanny’s quarters with its own kitchen space and two large personal offices each with their own style and access to an outdoor balcony. This home truly has a place for everyone.
This elite property has been the home of one of Utah’s premier families and can be your next haven. A spectacular home like this is truly one-of-a-kind and deserves to be seen in person in order to grasp its full beauty.
For more information on this stunning property or to schedule a private tour, contact Susan Poulin or Linda Wolcott with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.