Modern Benches Home in Salt Lake City by Imbue Design

Modern Benches Home in Salt Lake City by Imbue Design

Architects: Imbue Design
Project: Modern Benches Home
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Living Space : 3,570 Square Feet
Photographer: Courtesy of Imbue Design

Description by architect: In the Olympus Cove neighborhood of Salt Lake City one runs into a dilemma… one that an architect loves to have: to the east towers the majestic Mount Olympus adorned with shrub oak and mountain mahogany; down to the west the serene Salt Lake Valley lays before you hemmed in by the Oquirrh mountains wearing a sunset crown. East? West? Where do you focus? Where do you nestle your chair?

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On top. The home’s rooftop deck offers a 360 degree panorama that includes the Wasatch mountain range, the Oquirrh mountains, the Great Salt Lake, and down town Salt Lake City.

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To enhance the view on the interior, the roof line starts low and flat and gradually increases its incline, swooping up and out toward the city view.

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Viewing decks off the living spaces nestle into trees to offer a shaded alternative to the roof deck.

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On the interior, spaces are defined by volumes rather than walls. The kitchen, living room, and office spatial divisions are created by a wood slatted stair well. The master bathroom is separated from the closet by an outdoor bathing court. The family room is separated from the patio by a fully glazed sun room.

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Ultimately, it doesn’t matter where you sit. Every seat in the house is the best.

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