Salt Lake’s North Cove Community: The State’s Best Kept Secret

By: Kristy Kuhn, Utah Media Group

The North Cove community is Utah’s best kept secret for a reason: Perched upon the mountainside of Salt Lake’s north bench, high above the state capitol building, it’s a gated and guarded luxury subdivision with multi-million-dollar homes on expansive lots — and it’s exclusive to the community’s residents and their invited guests.

With its epic mountain vistas, wide open space and lavish homes, this community could easily be mistaken for Montecito, California. But, less than five minutes away, is the heart of downtown Salt Lake and all the offerings of a vibrant city: fine dining, high-end shopping, opera, ballet, symphony, the Utah Jazz and so much more. Love to travel? It’s a mere 15-minute drive from North Cove to the Salt Lake City airport — and your next bon voyage!

Residents of this upscale community enjoy life above the inversion and stunning views in every direction; from epic mountain vistas and valley lights to colorful sunsets that melt into the distant horizon. North Cove’s ideal location, secure access, epic views, and large, secluded lots make these properties both an ideal place to call home and a sound investment.

1075 N. Oak Forest Road

A secluded and private oasis, full of mature trees, shrubberies and colorful perennials awaits in this amazing abode. Renovated by the renowned architect, Max Smith, to create an open concept and merge the indoor and outdoor living spaces, this home will delight the senses. From views of towering mountain vistas to a backyard patio surrounded by landscaped rock walls and calming water features, this home exudes tranquility.

Inside this contemporary home you will find two-story ceilings and walls of windows flanking the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the great room. Delight in the view and the natural light that envelops the space in comforting warmth. The adjoining dining room is elegant and boasts its own stunning views: it’s the perfect gathering space for family and friends. The home’s gourmet kitchen is adorned with regal cherry cabinets, granite countertops and professional-grade appliances.

The upstairs master suite features generous closets and wardrobes, room for seating and a luxurious bath. The same level offers additional bedrooms and a unique office with stunning views. A main level suite offers direct access to the grounds, while the lower level boasts a recreation room with built-in media cabinetry and additional bedroom.

The intentional mix of indoor and outdoor living make this North Cove home a secure and tranquil oasis in which to retreat.

To visit this home or request more information, please contact the Realtor, Liz Slager, at 801.972.2252 or at

378 E. Capitol Oaks Lane

This stunning remodel of a classic estate is nestled into a full 2.10 acres of secluded privacy in the North Cove community. Guests entering this home will marvel at the grand entry featuring a barrel ceiling and custom leaded glass. The formal living and dining areas lead into an incredible, open-space kitchen/great room with a honed, granite-top wet bar, ice maker and custom sink. The space is large enough to host impressive gatherings, yet still offers a comfortable, cozy feel for the family.

The main kitchen area is well-equipped with a Wolf gas range, double-door refrigerator/freezer, a central island and an informal eating area. A master and second bedroom and exquisite, wood-paneled office round out the main living area. Downstairs includes a second kitchen, recreation room and climatized wine room.

The home’s U-shaped architectural design features an open private courtyard with a serene fountain and pond; it also offers an easy access to the covered decks, outdoor eating/barbeque area and pool. Floor-to-ceiling windows serve as the perfect frame for the home’s epic mountain and valley views.

Located in the upscale, gated North Cove community, this estate is stunning.

To visit this home or request more information, please contact the Realtor, Linda Wolcott, at 801.580.3962 or at

299 E. Oak Forest Road

This 3.54-acre property is the ideal location for building the perfect home — not only is it situated behind the gates of the exclusive North Cove community, featuring 24/7 security, it’s also close to everything — downtown Salt Lake, the freeway and the airport. This lot has it all:  nice, easy slopes for building, plenty of space, and awe-inspiring views in every direction.

This premium lot is one of the last few left in North Cove with city views, so it won’t last long.

To visit this home or request more information, please contact one of the Realtors, Linda Wolcott at 801.580.3962 or at, or Susan Poulin at 801.244.5766 or at

Please join us for a Sunset Open House on Friday, July 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.