List Price: Sold
Property Details: 3,234 square feet | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .15 acres
This incredible Garbett-built home showcases Maple hardwood flooring and cabinetry, quartz counter-tops, a glass tile back-splash, stainless steel appliances and drawer pulls, oval doorknobs, and modern 3-panel doors. The house is perfect for main-level living, and has a roomy floor plan with soaring high ceilings. The home is super green and energy efficient, featuring geothermal heating and cooling, and an on-demand hot water heater that is preheated through the geothermal exchange. It’s a real gem of a house!
Moving to a new real estate brokerage during the holiday season was a gutsy move, but I’m really excited to tell you all about my recent change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties. I have many great friends and colleagues who have worked for Berkshire Hathaway (previously Prudential) for decades, and always sung its praises, but I didn’t realize the full extent of what it was actually like there until I took a tour of the office and met everyone. I was impressed, and absolutely blown away!
This home was fun to re-imagine and re-design. Because of the cathedral ceilings, built-in wall shelves, and niches, we decided to keep the current wall and trim colors, so we needed to find flooring that meshed with all the existing elements. We looked at hardwood, bamboo, vinyl, and cork flooring, and decided on Marazzi’s Harmony Note porcelain tile. I especially love wood-look porcelain tile, because you can have the look of wood, with the toughness and resiliency of tile, which was important in this case, because of the large Collie and cat that tear around the house.
These trend-setting faucets will make you want to over-wash your hands, except for the fishbowl one, where the water drains out of the fishbowl as you wash, making you think about water conservancy as the fish’s water is draining rapidly. I guarantee that all the other faucets will make you want to turn on the water and just watch, they are so cool! In the world of faucets, there are so many to choose from. There are LED-lit faucets, 3D-printed metal and glass faucets, faucets that create a vortex of water, faucets that ration your water use, or at least make you realize and ponder your consumption. Regardless of which one you select, it’s bound to be a conversation starter, and just plain fun to use.
The 2016 Salt Lake Parade of Homes started today, and it is by far my favorite year ever! For the past 5 years I have judged the Salt Lake Parade of Homes, so I was lucky to get a sneak-peek earlier this week. Let’s get to it: glass hardware has made a comeback in a modern way in door knobs and drawer pulls. I also viewed a lot of beautiful glass tile backsplashes, in everything from clear, to colored, and frosted designs. Gray is still in use in a big way. I noticed gray cabinets, counter-tops, tiles, furniture, art, accessories, and flooring. White is also trending, from stark white walls, to wainscoting, doors, cabinetry, and counter-tops.
The global real estate firm Douglas Elliman reached out to me with a request. They have a fabulous office in South Florida, and wanted to show how the rest of the world brings a bit of Florida into their homes. When they asked for my design expertise, I was excited to assist them in such a fun project.