Governors Plaza

Salt Lake City, Utah
Location
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Structure
  • Condo
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 2725
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • When a tragic fire gutted his mid-rise condo, he switched gears, quickly bringing new life from the ashes. Prior to the fire Doug's approach to renovating his space was deliberate, meticulous, and methodical – piece by piece, year by year. Then everything changed.

    A world traveler, Doug had carefully collected masterful pieces of art and furniture, and priceless found objects from all parts of the world. As he traveled and added to his collection, his home slowly evolved in a deliberate, life long home remodel.

    Then fire swept through his home taking with it many items. To his relief, many were also able to be saved. Finding himself with a blank canvas he saw opportunity and started over, this time at an accelerated pace.

    Now, with minimal white walls and adjustable spot lighting throughout, Doug's home has become his personal art gallery where he is both observer and curator. Treasures, old and new, are the strokes that give color, texture, and life to the space.

    Blessed with grand views of the Wasatch Front and the Salt Lake Valley, he also took this opportunity to open up the whole space, redefining privacy and boundaries throughout. Where possible, walls and guardrails were removed, minimized, or substituted with transparent materials, such as glass. Mostly the space remains wide open, lending itself to exquisite views and free flowing living, but when privacy is required curtains can be drawn to divide spaces, softening both aesthetics and acoustics.

    Looking back Doug sees the fire as both a tragedy and a blessing, but mostly a catalyst for a fresh start. Doug now lives in a brand new space, tailored specifically to his life style. Apparently clouds do have silver linings, even when they're clouds of smoke.

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    Modern home with living room, coffee tables, chair, floor lighting, sectional, and concrete floor. living room - looking to wasatch mountains and salt lake city beyond Photo  of Governors Plaza

    living room - looking to wasatch mountains and salt lake city beyond

    Modern home with living room, sectional, floor lighting, chair, recessed lighting, coffee tables, and concrete floor. living room - looking west at dusk Photo 2 of Governors Plaza

    living room - looking west at dusk

    Modern home with dining room, table, chair, pendant lighting, and concrete floor. breakfast table looking at the wasatch mountain range Photo 3 of Governors Plaza

    breakfast table looking at the wasatch mountain range

    Modern home with dining room, table, chair, pendant lighting, concrete floor, and hanging fireplace. breakfast table - looking toward living room Photo 4 of Governors Plaza

    breakfast table - looking toward living room

    Modern home with living room, coffee tables, chair, sectional, floor lighting, concrete floor, recessed lighting, and hanging fireplace. living room - looking toward kitchen Photo 5 of Governors Plaza

    living room - looking toward kitchen

    Modern home with kitchen, concrete backsplashe, recessed lighting, wood cabinet, and engineered quartz counter. old friend - art piece Photo 6 of Governors Plaza

    old friend - art piece

    Modern home with dining room, table, pendant lighting, chair, storage, recessed lighting, and concrete floor. dining room - looking out to wasatch mountains Photo 7 of Governors Plaza

    dining room - looking out to wasatch mountains

    Modern home with kitchen, wood cabinet, concrete floor, engineered quartz counter, glass tile backsplashe, accent lighting, recessed lighting, refrigerator, wall oven, cooktops, undermount sink, and dishwasher. kitchen with butcher block Photo 8 of Governors Plaza

    kitchen with butcher block

    Modern home with kitchen, engineered quartz counter, wood cabinet, concrete floor, concrete backsplashe, and recessed lighting. kitchen island - looking toward staircase Photo 9 of Governors Plaza

    kitchen island - looking toward staircase

    Modern home with staircase, wood tread, and metal railing. handrail detail Photo 10 of Governors Plaza

    handrail detail

    Modern home with staircase, wood tread, and metal railing. staircase - looking to salt lake valley beyond Photo 11 of Governors Plaza

    staircase - looking to salt lake valley beyond

    Modern home with bedroom, night stands, lamps, table lighting, bed, recessed lighting, and medium hardwood floor. guest bedroom - looking  to wasatch mountain range beyond Photo 12 of Governors Plaza

    guest bedroom - looking to wasatch mountain range beyond

    Modern home with bedroom and pendant lighting. master bedroom - aplomb pendant by foscarini Photo 13 of Governors Plaza

    master bedroom - aplomb pendant by foscarini

    Modern home with bedroom, chair, medium hardwood floor, and recessed lighting. master bedroom - viewing area Photo 14 of Governors Plaza

    master bedroom - viewing area

    Modern home with marble counter, vessel sink, enclosed shower, wall lighting, medium hardwood floor, recessed lighting, and bath room. master bathroom - vanity featuring crisp sconces by rich, brilliant, and willing Photo 15 of Governors Plaza

    master bathroom - vanity featuring crisp sconces by rich, brilliant, and willing

    Modern home with marble counter, recessed lighting, hallway, and light hardwood floor. mezzanine - looking toward master bathroom and living below Photo 16 of Governors Plaza

    mezzanine - looking toward master bathroom and living below

    Modern home with living room, lamps, sectional, coffee tables, chair, floor lighting, recessed lighting, concrete floor, and hanging fireplace. two story volume - looking down at living room and office Photo 17 of Governors Plaza

    two story volume - looking down at living room and office