Though obscured by overgrown trees and shrubs, this colonial ranch house designed by early Utah modernist architect Slack Winburn featured an elliptical entry foyer, an angular floor plan opening to a private courtyard, and a surprising rotunda overlooking the Miller Park Bird Refuge. So when the owners contacted us about renovating the home, we were all in.
The program for the owners included adding an upper level for three bedrooms and reconfiguring the kitchen and dining spaces with improved access from the garage level–all while maintaining the historic character of the street located in the Yalecrest National Historic District .
The solution, carefully constructed by Tom Fox of The Fox Group, preserved the facades and footprint of the house while renovating all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems and structurally reinforcing seismic conditions. The new/old house is designed to provide comfortable, efficient family living for generations to come. See additional photos here.