By Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
Perfectly secluded in the scrub oak, in the gated community of Emigration Place, you’ll find this Parade of Homes Best of Show and Architectural Design Winner. Located up the desirable Emigration Canyon, this home is ideally situated just 4 miles from the University of Utah, and 7 miles from downtown Salt Lake City.
Everything about the home is custom and designer-approved, including the cool, relaxing colors, thick baseboards and door trim, leaded glass windows, niches for displaying artwork, crystal doorknobs, wainscoting, plantation shutters, and the rough-sawn timber beams that run horizontally, over tongue-in-groove ceilings.
The home showcases 4 unique fireplaces, and is suitable for single-level living, as the master suite, formal living room, great room, kitchen, formal dining room, and laundry room are all on the first floor.
The kitchen features a granite triangular island workstation with bar seating, an under-the-counter microwave, shelves for cookbooks, and lots of storage. A Viking Professional Series commercial double-oven and gas range is topped off by a stately range hood with a hammered copper border. The expansive kitchen windows make the space bright and cheerful. The desk area in the kitchen is complete with task-lighting, drawers for storage, a panoramic window and roman shade, and is the ultimate computer area or homework spot.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a breakfast-nook with a built-in hutch and fireplace, perfect for casual dining while the fire crackles and pops, giving off warmth and a beautiful ambiance.
For hosting larger gatherings and entertaining, the formal dining area is sure to wow guests with the unique barrel ceiling, reminiscent of a wine barrel. There is a large multi-use great room that could be a spectacular office, game room, library, or all three!
The 20 ft. vaulted ceiling is accentuated with a wood-trestle beam, and floor-to-ceiling Craftsman-style bookcases, that are ideal for book collections, or treasures documenting a life well-traveled. The stacked stone fireplace creates the perfect setting to curl up with a blanket and hot chocolate to read during the winter months.
In the summer, access the back deck that is high up in the trees, surrounded by stunning mountain views. The spacious master suite has a commanding presence with a stone fireplace, french doors, and deck access. The master bath is true to the Arts and Crafts style, with paneled cabinetry, a geometric stained glass window, and tiered moldings. There is an expanse of mirrors and counter-tops, with double sinks, a textured glass shower, and a jetted soaking tub.
All bedrooms have a calming color palette, transom windows, and light wood accents, while baths contain exotic stone, exquisite tile, vessel sinks, and an antique claw-foot tub.
Other highlights include an exercise room, media room, oversized garage, and an office with 360 degrees of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
Private, serene, one-of-a-kind, and above the inversion, this unique property is a wonderful opportunity.