One of Salt Lake's most distinctive bungalows, this home has striking features influenced by Green & Green architects in the early 20th Century. The massive beam-work and swooping piers of the oversize front porch reflect Asian design influences employed by Green & Green Architects of this time. Wisteria vines bloom and shelter the west side of the home from the summer sun. The back yard features a 14' x 28' garage, extra deep potentially for tandem parking. French at the back of the garage open to a shaded trellis with potential for great studio space. The back patio and outdoor basement stairs are Virginia Bluestone. A 20-year-old privacy hedge was created along the driveway of alternating pear and apple espalier trees. Magnolia, Sycamore, Oak and maple trees adorn the leafy backyard. This home is located a short half-block walk to the Bonneville Glen and Miller Bird Park, where Red Butte Creek flows through 20 acre refuge of forest and water in the midst of this classic Salt Lake suburb. This home received The Utah Heritage award in 2015, notable for the sensitive renovation and restoration including stripping all the layers of paint off the brick to reveal it's original color. Although built in the classic period of the 1920's, this home was completely gutted and fitted with new electrical and plumbing in 2001, while preserving original millwork and cabinetry in the front rooms. New double-pane windows with low-e glass were installed in the kitchen and on the south and west sides facades. The living room features a built-in window seat, and the bowed window of the lounge/formal dining is one of most stunning features of the home. The kitchen counters are composed of mahogany and beautifully veined Carrera Marble at the farm-house sink and range. Cabinets were custom designed to reflect the classic 1920's time period and hardware. Gathering spaces abound in the generous public areas and there is a great open flow from front to back and out French doors to the back yard. There are 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms, two kitchens and the opportunity to close off for a one or two bedroom mother-in-law apartment with it's own kitchen and a separate entrance. On demand water heating, solar panels and high efficiency furnace and cooling are included in the excellent mechanical systems of this home.
Listing courtesy of Summit Sotheby's International Realty.