Life in the high-elevation, lower timberline terrain of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains offers vibrant color pallets for all four seasons.
Summer includes fragrant pine breezes, sunshine, wildflowers and soothing late-afternoon thunderstorms. Fall is a contrast of yellow aspen leaves against purple peaks, and winter lays a thick insulation of white snow to provide a perfect venue for backcountry skiing in solace. In spring, the world comes alive again.
The estate at 4490 Wyndom Court in Emigration Canyon, Utah, is nestled in the middle of this dynamic landscape, while being only minutes from an urban setting. Located halfway between downtown Salt Lake City and Park City’s ski resorts, residents experience a peaceful, scenic commute along Emigration Canyon Road.
The home is a perfect marriage of rustic and luxurious modern architectural styles that offer a formal yet friendly ambiance, ideal for entertaining or relaxing in solitude. Visitors are greeted with a set of extra-tall and stately front doors with custom copper panels that will remind you of the entrance to a mountain lodge. The doors’ larger-than-life presence is a theme in the open-concept home with large living spaces, forest-like log columns, wooden vaulted ceilings, rock fireplaces that reach to the ceiling, and large picture windows. Beautiful Australian cypress hardwood floors cover the formal living and dining areas, and marble tilework is utilized in the kitchen flooring and backsplash.
Built in 1994 in the gated community of Emigration Estates, the home quickly became a Parade of Homes winner. Brilliantly designed by architect James Carol and built by Larry Price, the residence offers high-end mountain living with privacy and seclusion in mind.
Originally on .75 acres, the lot was increased to 1.47 acres when the current homeowner purchased an adjoining parcel. A nine-month remodeling project ensued with the theme of seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. A full-time foreman oversaw the work, and designer Norman Day assisted in the color scheme and remodel finishes. What began as a remarkable home has become a stunning oasis.
The interior of the 8,818 square-foot, six-bedroom, six-bath home was upgraded with the finest materials and custom finishes, such as hand-carved wooden mantels, extended granite, and natural stone in the kitchen and all of the bathrooms. The custom kitchen cabinets feature accents of chestnuts and oak leaves throughout, and the high-end appliances include a Wolf six-burner stovetop with grill, Wolf double oven, two beverage pull out drawers, and Sub-Zero refrigerator.
The master bedroom on the main level includes a sitting area with fireplace, dual dream walk-in closets, jetted tub, and Euro shower. Each bedroom in the home has its own bathroom. A mother-in-law apartment, perfect for lodging guests, features a kitchenette and an en suite bedroom.
The lower level includes a game room, theater room and sauna. A dual-temperature wine cellar, also on the lower level, offers two compartments to accommodate different climates. It features a stone archway entrance with a custom solid wood arched door. The glass doors that separate the compartments are beautifully etched with oak tree details.
The original deck was extended to wraparound size, and a high-end outdoor kitchen was added, complete with Wolf gas grill, outdoor gas fireplace, sink, fridge and seating area. Two additional decks, one off of the loft and the other off of the master bedroom, offer a bird’s eye view of the color changes of the seasons.
A heated saltwater pool was built in the backyard with an electric safety cover. The area is complete with deck space for sunbathing and relaxing in fresh, clean, mountain air. An outdoor, natural stone stage with electrical connections is perfect for a DJ or live production for an extra special pool party. The fully landscaped yard also features a gazebo.
Experiencing mountain living at its best, you will love watching all four seasons from both the indoor and outdoor spaces of this custom residence.