Surrounded by the Oquirrh Mountains, Wasatch Mountains, and Mount Olympus, Salt Lake City isn't short on extraordinary views. To ensure every room in the Wasatch House has a sweeping panorama of the landscape, Olson Kundig spread 18,140 square feet of living space throughout three pavilions. The layout divides the volumes between functions and also allows the dwelling to hold large gatherings while still feeling like an intimate family retreat. Housed in the first pavilion are the formal public rooms including a living room and library with secret bookshelf doors that conceal a hidden office. The room's fumed oak and bronze palette fades into warmer hues inspired by the area's forests as the interior transitions into the central pavilion, consisting of the kitchen, dining, and family rooms. A hand-crank opens a window wall to expand the interior to an outdoor terrace as well as a pool deck protected by a 40-foot-long cantilevered pool house. In the final volume, three bedrooms and a master suite enveloped in views of Mount Olympus fill the private wing.
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