Monthly Archives: November 2012

All Dogs on Leashes in Boulder; Ski Season Begins Early

Park City trying for 2022 X Games [Park Record]

October a great month for property sales [Telluride Daily Planet]

Provo chooses developer for mixed-use development in downtown [Daily Herald]

Boulder aims to rein in dogs on open space [Denver Post]

Longmont council votes to try for Pro Cycling Challenge [Denver Post]

Wasatch Brew Pub hopes to reopen after fire [Park Record]

Ski season begins early with 50 inches of snow [Standard Examiner]


Modern Storage Solutions for Tetris Aficionados

Anyone with a lot of junk, a love of Tetris and modernist leanings may benefit from the services of Salt Lake City designer Kaye Christiansen Englert, who recently finished this remodel. Wanting something that was rugged and stylish, Englert created a cluster of cabinets and recesses that looks like it’d thwart all but the most hardcore hoarders. The grid of doors and drawers is crafted from stained beech with the vertical grain matching from panel to panel. All the hardware is concealed.  

Salt Lake Magazine

Calls Design

GREEN ENERGY Colorado’s greenest ski company just got a little greener, and stinkier, with the help of an unlikely ally: big coal. As of Friday, Aspen Skiing Co. is using vented methane from Oxbow Corp.’s Elk Creek Mine to power its restaurants, lifts and everything else. And though the Rockies have long had excess methane from mines, snow bums and bunnies may be surprised to learn that the lights are staying on via a one-of-a-kind system.

Rare Modernist Gem Dropping Jaws in Salt Lake City

This modernist marvel in Salt Lake City’s Emigration Canyon area recently blew the minds of the good folks over at City Home Collective, and with good reason. The three bed, three bath home is filled with gorgeous custom built furniture, apparently includes the largest residential windows in the state, and has views to kill for. As the listing mentions, the big open floor plan and big outdoor spaces are a party waiting to happen.

Among other things, the listing goes on to describe the “veritable gallery of modernism” as “dreamy” and “magical,” which seems to capture the exterior spaces as well. Big, mature pines tower over the patio, and a cluster of gnarled oaks flank the lawn — and some sort of sanctuary-like campsite. A fire pit and heat lamps should make the space useable beyond mid September.

True to the woodsy setting, the home is filled with organic surfaces: blond hardwood floors, with mocha-accented furnishing and cabinetry. The theme runs from the kitchen to the living room to the big, walk-in closet, “tying each space to the next.” It’s unique mountain modernism and the City Home Collective folks had no trouble saying “with undiluted honesty that there’s nothing like this for sale in the state.” The asking price is $2.7 million and private showings are available.

Emigration Canyon [City Home Collective]

Henry Smith-Miller Condo in Telluride asks $4.95 million

Striking but cryptically-named “Plunge Landing” is actually a two unit condo designed by Henry Smith-Miller and built in 1994. Located at 290 S Townsend St. it sits within walking distance of ski lifts and Telluride’s famous gondola. The entire thing will set you back $4.95 million.

The east unit includes two bedrooms and 1,088 square feet, while the west unit has four bedrooms, a rooftop deck, and 2,466 square feet. The listing warns that the building is “virtually impossible to replicate” and will “inspire the astute buyer.” And given the proliferation of lesser mountain homes, it’s probably right.

290 S Townsend St [Zillow]

An Art Nouveau Fairytale Near Salt Lake City

Built in 1982, this whole place is kind of a mess — particularly the exterior — but give it a second and it at least looks like a pretty mess.

Located on the aptly-named street Fernwood a few minutes north of Salt Lake City in Layton, the home is at first a iron-fenced mix of turrets and peaked roofs. Inside, it opens up into an Art Nouveau-inspired grand room with a timbered cathedral ceiling and what looks like a balcony for a diocese choir. The listing mentions a hand carved bar and stairway, and the pictures show seemingly endless swirls and flourishes on wooden pillars, wall panels and ceilings. Deeper inside there’s a Big Stick popsicle-inspired bathroom and a tartan carpet at the bar, but in the end the interior might look at home in Mucha’s Prague, if it weren’t so sprawling.

For $4.7 million some lucky buyer will live like a king — or at least a king from a movie — in the home’s seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and more than 17,000 square feet. And while it might feel like the home of a Disney princess, it still has a hint of Gaudi for all its gaudy.

3333 E. Fernwood, Layton [Utah Real Estate]